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
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
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.
'I am not my hair, I am not this skin I am not your ex-pec-tations no no I am not my hair, I am not this skin I am a soul that lives within' - India.Arie During a recent holiday to Portugal, I was relaxing with my girlfriend and naturally, she decided to braid my … Continue reading Unprofessional.
I love Chance the Rapper. I won't lie, I'm not a day one fan or anything. I was introduced to his music by a good friend and my first memory of his isn't even musical. I remember watching an interview he had on the Breakfast Club where he was being grilled by Charlamagne Tha god on … Continue reading In appreciation of Chance the Rapper