My heart is so heavy. I can’t even express my shame, anger and sadness. 500 years ago, these atrocities were set in motion by the Atlantic Slave Trade – 15 MILLION people were torn from their homes, families and cultures and condemned to a lifetime of hardship to feed European greed. In the ‘developed’ world, … Continue reading Black Lives Matter
Here is just a quick snapshot of my favourites books, music and more from last month! I know that this concept is fairly passé but let's just pretend I am fashionably late to the trend... Music I had a really wonderful time last month with music - there really is no better way to procrastinate … Continue reading ~May 2019 Favourites~
Look, I know the title is more than a little facetious, but, in all honesty, when you are trekking up a near vertical cliff-face with the weight of a small child on your back (with, at best, 2-hours-sleep worth of energy), a 'Duke of Edinburgh' expedition really is a challenging experience! Therefore, I took it … Continue reading DofE – A Survivor’s Testimony
When I first heard that Hollywood was pumping out yet another teen romance movie centred around terminal illness (see: The Fault in Our Stars), I have to say I rolled my eyes. How much longer can this institution continue to glorify and exploit suffering under the guise of 'raising awareness' to make a profit? On … Continue reading ‘Five Feet Apart’ – just another example of Hollywood exploitation?
Pain What could I know about pain? What could some like me, With skin so white it puts the picket fence guarding my future to shame, Possibly know about pain? You see, Pain isn’t for people like me; It doesn’t belong to us. It’s merely a distant commodity that I couldn’t possibly be blessed with the privilege to … Continue reading pain – A Spoken Word Poem