Every time I speak to my mum, she illustrates her forethought and wisdom, which reminds me how unprepared I am to be a parent. I remember one morning talking to her about our flat and she mentioning while she was viewing the flat how she scoped it out and imagined escape routes in the event of … Continue reading The state of things
DAMN is simply a masterpiece. The 14 track album is incredibly dense and constructed in a way that compels you to listen through its entirety to fully appreciate it. This is easy due to the sublime flow of songs, with each seemingly picking up after the previous before the album rewinds itself, inviting the next play-through. I … Continue reading History lessons
At my big age of 24, I completely lost it in the cinema. Like I fully lost all composure when she... I would like to start by admitting I am not a horror fan. I don't understand the reasoning behind paying someone to scare you but with that in mind, I was terribly excited for … Continue reading When fiction gets too real
Wimbledon growing up was a family tradition. For as long as I can remember we would all sit together and watch the matches on Centre Court. That invariably meant watching Serena Williams play (I say play but I mean win). She is a record breaking, hip shaking phenomenal talent. She holds 23 Grand Slam singles … Continue reading The greatest of all time
Your network is your net worth, your network is your net worth, your network is your net worth. Apologies for the repetition but the point is very important. By the time summer rolled around in 2016 I felt like a failure. I had been unsuccessful in securing a summer research internship at my university, I had … Continue reading Learning with Leaders
Now as you may know I love conscious rap, something with a message but I also love raucous rap. Bars. One person anointing themselves as the greatest alive. And to me, one stands alone. The rap game has been blessed recently, first we had Drake and Meek Mill going at it, and then we were … Continue reading King Kendrick
A dog whistle is a really effective way of interacting with dogs when you really think about. It sounds like a quiet hiss to humans while sending its message to the target audience effectively. But like most things, it is not perfect and can be heard by other animals such as domestic cats. The same … Continue reading Dog whistling
So I'm a Feminist, well duh. I mean, the movement calls for equality so it's a no-brainer. I'm not a feminist because I have a Mum or sisters (I dislike it when men use that or a similar qualifier), I am a feminist because I believe in fairness and diversity is very important to me. Furthermore, … Continue reading Hi! I’m a feminist.
I didn't want to write this. Firstly, I assumed all that could be said about this topic had been said and as someone who is not American, I wasn't sure it was my place. But due to the bright spark who decided to run for President of my students' union as Donald Trump, I now … Continue reading Donnie Drumpf
I can't adequate describe how I felt in that moment. My Nigerian JS2 (year 8) classmate had just assigned this insult to me and honestly, I don't remember much of the events before. I only remember the rage, the sweat on my brow, the tears in my eyes and my clenched fist as I contemplated striking my classmate with everything I had.