Last year, I received a call from a former colleague. I won’t call her a friend. I was somewhat surprised when I saw her name pop up on my phone, as she hadn’t called me for a good couple of years. Nevertheless, I answered and after some cursory smalltalk and a bit of “this is… Continue reading BLM: My Life Matters
Polite conversation, it has been said, should include neither religion nor politics. It is probably safe to say that each and every one of us has fallen out with/changed our opinion of at least one other person in our lives due to a discussion around either of these two topics. However, I strongly detest polite… Continue reading I’m *Not* Dreaming of a White Christmas…
Last Saturday, I groaned as I rose from my bed and remembered that I had booked tickets for myself AND my girls to attend the 2nd annual Black Girl Fest. Under ordinary circumstances, I would have purchased just the one ticket and I would have jumped out of bed, super-excited at the prospect of spending… Continue reading It’s. A. Black. Girl. Thing.
This is Karen aka Reddskin. I’m not entirely sure how I first became aware of Karen’s work, but I know that I would have been attracted by her eclectic sense of style and her use of African prints. A mother, trained dance teacher, educator, fashion designer, plant whisperer and all-round lovely person, Karen is the epitome… Continue reading Hey! It’s My Life in a Day featuring…Karen “Reddskin” Arthur
So, the other day, this book popped through the door. Hair, it’s a Family Affair is the latest book by author and illustrator, Mylo Freeman. In it, the main character, Macy, tells her classmates all about her family, via their various hair styles. Macy’s parents, siblings and extended family all feature in the book. We… Continue reading Hair, it’s a Family Affair – A Children’s Book Review