'On December 1, 1955, Mrs Rosa Parks refused to move when she was asked to get up and move back by the bus operator. Mrs Parks was sitting in the first seat in the unreserved section. All of the seats were taken, and if Mrs Parks had followed the command of the bus operator she would have stood up and given up her seat for a male white passenger, who had just boarded the bus. In a quiet, calm, dignified manner, so characteristic of the radiant personality of Mrs Parks, she refused to move. The result was her arrest.' - Martin Luther KingThe image of Rosa Parks protesting for the rights of herself and fellow black people in Alabama is infamous, but change most definitely did not happen in one day. What is easily forgotten is that following that event that caused such a huge media explosion, black people in Montgomery refused to use the buses that drove them many miles on a daily basis, to and from work, for over a year until they were desegregated. It was only after this act of solidarity that real change was made. Fast forward to 2015, and after the news that DSTRKT nightclub in London's West End refused entry to a group of black women as they were 'too dark' and 'too fat,' the black community in the UK is left outraged. Images and videos of protests outside the venue were splashed across twitter and other social media, but is that really enough to create change? Here is why I know it is necessary that we must boycott DSTRKT.
As my Tough Mudder challenge fast approaches, I have decided to talk about something unrelated to hair for a change. Today, I come to you with yet another controversial post (I seem to be on a roll with them of recent) this time in regards to a popular health and fitness trend - Detox Teas.
If you have been following my Instagram, you may have noticed that at the end of last year I tried 'Nudey Tea' - a 14 day detox tea which promises to 'aid weightloss, wellness and fitness' while decreasing bloating of the stomach. As I love fitness but have found that my stomach is my 'problem area' (mainly because I LOVE my food), I thought that such a tea would be perfect to add to my fitness regimen. However, after first raving about the tea and the results I got after two weeks (see above) I quickly took the post down. Read on to find out why I will never drink it again due to the possible dangers of detox teas.
UPDATE: Having posted this article earlier this afternoon, I have been contacted by a representative of Nudey Tea. Additional information that I have added following our discussion has been underlined. Read to the bottom of the article to read her response.