The latest episode of Grown-ish (Season 2, Episode 7) entitled ‘Messy’ uses the pretext of a new “Enthusiastic Sober Consent” policy to discuss the sticky topic of consent. The theoretical policy, which requires that “mutual voluntary consent is communicated clearly before and during any sexual activity” is introduced on the CalU campus as a result … More Grown-ish on Sexual Consent
I’ve wanted to write about colourism for over a year now– and in fact this post has been sitting in my drafts since September 2017 –but I haven’t managed to write it for a number of reasons. What, above all, has stopped me from writing about it sooner is the simple fact that I am a … More Colourism. We need to talk about it.
Is anyone else tired of feeling like they have to play the dating game? My blog isn’t exactly the place where you’d expect to find anything remotely to do with dating, much less is a twenty two year old grandma whose bedtime is at 9:30PM a likely candidate to give any real dating advice (I know … More Tired of playing the (dating) game
This is something I’ve wanted to write about for a while now but I’ve struggled on how to approach the topic. The intensity and direction of my thoughts about student mental health changes daily, along with my good days and bad days. One thing that does however remain constant for me is the demoralising feeling … More Fragile student mental health will leave us broken
Eurovision is a bit like marmite, you either hate it or love it. When I was a child, I loved it. I would always sleepover at my grandparents house and would be treated to two commentaries: Graham Norton’s and my grandmum’s. As I’ve gotten older (as with everything in life) I’ve become more conscious of … More The Politics of Eurovision
When it comes to music, unless it’s jazz, afrobeats, or the soundtrack to my latest favourite film, it’s very unlikely that I’ve heard it before. In fact, I had no idea who Childish Gambino was until a friend told me I should check out his latest music video, This is America. And now, who could’ve of missed … More Childish Gambino’s This is a America: Mesmerising and Repulsive
Sometimes in life we focus too much on that one big goal. The one that once reached will justify our negligence of other needs and desires, our relationships with others and our relationship with ourselves. That one big one that will magically validate all the sacrifices we’ve made and heal all the wounds we suffered … More The little victories