Lifestyle, Race, Social Politics, Theatre

What Fatima Did – An exploration of fear and oppression

  I went to see 'What Fatima Did' with zero expectations. I knew nothing about the source material and I think my experience was heightened because of this. 'What Fatima Did' is the debut play by Atiha Sen Gupta. It explores the role of fear and oppression in multicultural Britain. Fatima is the heroine of… Continue reading What Fatima Did – An exploration of fear and oppression

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Lifestyle, Race, Social Politics, Theatre

Malorie Blackman’s ‘Noughts & Crosses’ – a Sabrina Mahfouz adaptation

I'm pleased to tell you that I had the opportunity to attend and review Sabrina Mahfouz's adaptation of Malorie Blackman's 'Noughts & Crosses' at Derby Theatre.  'Noughts & Crosses' was a hugely successful young adult saga that Malorie Blackman wrote back in 2001.  Despite being written nearly 20 years ago the themes of racism and… Continue reading Malorie Blackman’s ‘Noughts & Crosses’ – a Sabrina Mahfouz adaptation

Lifestyle

Reject Diet Culture

Diet culture is toxic. There is A LOT of misinformation out there on what to eat and drink in order to lose weight. There are many diets that people advocate. Some healthy and some down right harmful. Celebrities swear by intermittent fasting, juicing, detox teas or just plain starvation and intense exercise. Then there are… Continue reading Reject Diet Culture

Lifestyle

Gin Lovers Rejoice! The Jekyll & Hyde has a New Gin Cocktail Menu

  I visited The Jekyll & Hyde in Birmingham a week ago with my darling friend, Constance. I was invited to try out their new gin cocktail menu and I was very excited. We were introduced to Schmoo aka Luke the bartender. He was lovely and knew a lot about gin. To start I had… Continue reading Gin Lovers Rejoice! The Jekyll & Hyde has a New Gin Cocktail Menu

Lifestyle

When Taking Medication for Your Health Becomes Socially Unacceptable

DISCLAIMER: I am not a mental health professional. The purpose of this post is to highlight the unfair stigma attached to mental health medications. This post is based on my own personal experience.  Please seek clinical advice from a professional if you need it x This post has sat in my drafts for a while.… Continue reading When Taking Medication for Your Health Becomes Socially Unacceptable

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Lifestyle

How an Anxious Woman Fell in Love with the Gym

On the 14 March 2018 my life changed. I attended my first gym class in about a year. I'd started a new job within mental health services in the summer of 2016 and before this point I'd maintained my weight with relative ease. I was 2 stone heavier than I should have been for my… Continue reading How an Anxious Woman Fell in Love with the Gym

Lifestyle, New York City, Travel

Flying Solo in NYC! – Part 1

Get ready for a mammoth post. I took my first solo trip to New York City in April and I'm going to tell you all about it. Make sure you're sitting comfortably, have a snack and some uninterrupted reading time because this post is going to be full of detail. I'll try to include some… Continue reading Flying Solo in NYC! – Part 1

Beauty, Black Owned Brands, Cruelty Free Beauty, Highlight

Shine Bright Like a Diamond – Fenty Beauty’s Trophy Wife Highlighter

Yaasss, Rihanna! My girl came out with 40 foundation shades on the first launch of her brand new makeup line, Fenty Beauty. She had all shades, complexions, undertones and skin tones of women in mind. Unlike shady, salty-enough-to-give-me-a-stroke, Make Up Forever, we need to give Rihanna credit where it is most definitely due. I do… Continue reading Shine Bright Like a Diamond – Fenty Beauty’s Trophy Wife Highlighter

Beauty, Indeed Labs, Skincare, The Body Shop

Skincare Saviours – Bravura London, La Roche-Posay, The Body Shop, Indeed Labs and No7

  This blog post has been in the works for monthsss. I have friends who have cried out for a skincare post and I have failed to deliver. Well, no more. Be prepared for a mammoth post on all things skincare. The products I've loved, hated and bought again and again. I've learnt a lot… Continue reading Skincare Saviours – Bravura London, La Roche-Posay, The Body Shop, Indeed Labs and No7

Food, Lifestyle

The Stable, Birmingham

I'm a habitual creature. I don't go to new restaurants often. I find one I like (usually a chain) and then I tend to stick with it. In short, I'm in Nando's a lot and there was a short obsession with TGIF which promptly ended due to a curt manager. Meh. So I'm glad to… Continue reading The Stable, Birmingham