I started this blog back in 2016. I had recently been made redundant, so had a bit of time on my hands. I wanted a space where I could share my thoughts, without inhibition or judgement. So, I created a (not-so) cryptic pseudonym, learned all I could about WordPress and set about carving out my virtual space.
Initially, I thought I would focus on talking about my perspective on parenting, as a Black, second gen Nigerian immigrant mother living in Britain, and my Lymphoedema (if you don’t know what that is, you might want to read this). However, it turned into something entirely different. I dropped the foot focus and created an interview series, in which I spoke to a number of Black women who are doing truly inspiring stuff. I invited a few guest contributors onto the blog, because I liked what they had to say. I even turned a bit political and wrote some opinion pieces on race and identity. I did, however, manage to stick with the parenting stuff, cos, quite simply, I am a parent and I have
something alot to say on the matter.
Oh yeah, I have two, young daughters (who I call Kid 1 and Kid 1+1 on here) and a husband (who I have titled The Photographer for no other reason than that he is an actual photographer).
I have found my voice through this blog and, although I’m not as consistent with my content as I once was, I am committed to making it heard. This is my Black, British motherhood. This is me.