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Race & Identity

  • The Question Of Africa

    Africa has been a part of my consciousness since I was born. I can remember on day at school where the teacher explained the concept of the United Kingdom, accompanied by a map and four different flags. Or the day…

    Growing Up, Race & Identity
    / April 22, 2018
  • travelling as a brown person

    Five Issues For Brown People Travelling

    Five Issues For Brown People Travelling Last week on Twitter I shared this little insight. I was wholly unsurprised at the number of brown people who chimed in with their own experiences. As with so many things, it’s both an…

    Race & Identity, Travel
    / March 28, 2018
  • The Snow Queen

    There are two things to know about the day I was born. One is that on that day it was the coldest, heaviest snow fall that Britain had seen for decades; it would remain the coldest on record until this…

    Growing Up, Race & Identity
    / March 3, 2018
  • Sunflowers

    Sunflowers are the last of the “summer flowers” to bloom; late September to October. Summer flowers; the brightly coloured blooms that really span half the year, far longer than a season. The hanami in March; forests of bluebells in April;…

    Clothes, Race & Identity
    / October 15, 2017
  • On the Lavender Farm

    Mayfield Lavender Farm I really wanted to call this post “Lavender Town” after the district in Pokemon, but that crosses the line from “niche reference” to “misleading clickbait”, don’t you think? Anyway. That aside, you’re probably wondering what exactly I’m…

    Clothes, Race & Identity
    / September 24, 2017