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My Bleach London Super Cool Hair Colour Experience

Hello beautiful people - long time no see! It's safe to say my hair has changed a bit recently. My hair has changed more in the past three months than it has in my whole 24 years of life! Since my big chop on New Year's Eve for Age UK, I have bleached my hair and dyed it nearly every colour of the rainbow... literally. Read on to find out my thoughts on the Bleach London hair colours I have had the pleasure of using, and find out what else I have in store for my hair.
My Life

Being Mixed Race: My BBC 5 Live Interview

Recently I was lucky enough to be contacted by BBC 5 live in regards to a series they are doing on diversity in the UK (please see the video above). 50 years ago, the Race Relations act outlawed discrimination on the "grounds of colour, race, or ethnic or national origins" in public places. The focus of this series is to see whether, 50 years on, discrimination and racism still exists within the UK. Having spoken openly about my experiences of growing up mixed race in the past, I jumped at the opportunity to discuss this with a larger audience. Read on to learn more about my experiences of discrimination, and listen in on our conversation!
Guest Bloggers

@HairOfHeritage: Natural Hair in Sweden

On www.LondonCurls.com, I love sharing the experiences of men and women from all around the world - not just our beautiful city. In this article, the lovely Nandi aka @HairOfHeritage, returns to the blog to share what the natural hair scene is like in Sweden, how she has contributed to the scene and gives us an idea of how she thinks it will grow in the future. Enjoy!

My Life

ACLT Donor Drive – #DansBday1403

Yesterday I had the privilege of supporting an amazing cause. In Global Radio station, Leicester Square (home to Capital Xtra) the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) hosted the #DansBday1403 donor drive. The aim was to spread the word and raise awareness about the lack of black donors on the GLOBAL bone marrow register, and to sign up as many people as possible to potentially save lives. As myself and Hayley (@lenahlang) walked in, we were greeted by a warm welcome from passionate volunteers. We were each handed a clipboard with a form to sign to join the donor register. Attached to the board was also a leaflet with the adorable face of Daniel De-Gale on it - a young man who battled Leukemia for many years who unfortunately passed away, aged 21, in 2008.
My Life

Selma: Film Review

For months, I have waited for the release of Selma – a film documenting an intense three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent, racist opposition in Alabama. There has been much controversy recently as it was not nominated for an Oscar in the 2015 Academy awards, set to take place this Sunday. I finally got the chance to watch the film a few weeks ago and, as always, here is my honest review of one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year.
Projects

Black Panthers Revisited

It is as important today as it was 50 years ago that people stand up to the establishment and refuse to accept racial profiling. Dedicated to the memory of Trayvon Martin who would have been 20 today had he not been murdered by George Zimmerman.
Guest Bloggers

Abigail: TWO Fro’s ONE Heart!

6MONTHS !!!...I’ve reached reached my first mini milestone in my journey. Boy has it been a bumpy one with a few certain wrong turns along the way, but I can honestly say for now I’m smooth sailing…. but when I say smooth sailing I mean there are still days I want to jump ship & swim to shore, wave my white flag…or even give myself up to the the sharks. (Ok have you guessed I'm kidding). For someone like me with an attachment complex to my hair (i.e. obsessed with length, dying it and then needing weave), I found the decision to go natural quite difficult. At one point I was 100% certain that having grown my hair to 16inches long there was no way I was going to just CUT IT ALL OFF…I mean, I used to pay for this kind of length! But luckily, I did not go through my journey of discovery all alone... I had my beautiful baby girl with me along the way.
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