"Hey sis, how do I become like these women?" I swift my gaze from my phone to hers, and analyse the pictures being displayed: Successful women. My mind in a spiral, I wonder if I should give her a cliché response. You know... one of those typical quotes you see floating around the internet that we all love? "Comparison is the thief of joy" etc?
I can recall walking past River Island and TopShop with longing eyes, knowing that at the time I couldn't quite afford their trendy clothes, but not ceasing to try them on in the changing rooms and taking mirror selfies - yearning for the days where I could comfortably fork out £40 on a pair of good quality jeans.
When I began blogging I was advised to be very consistent when writing content. I agreed to this, and dedicated myself to writing a blog post once or twice a week. Clearly, this hasn't quite gone to plan.
I intently stare at my tear streamed face in the mirror and as though in a trance, transport myself to fifteen years ago; standing at this exact spot. ** I feel nostalgic as I stand behind my younger self, longingly gazing at my optimistic and enthusiastic 11 year old persona: "I can't wait to be… Continue reading The Fictional Diary Of A Hopeless Romantic
Have you ever looked in the mirror and wanted to change something about your appearance? For me that has always been my weight. The heaviest I've been on the scale has been 8 stones (50kg) and this didn’t even last two weeks before the weight dropped back down again. It’s a struggle. From secondary school… Continue reading Body Image Struggles: Weight Gain
As much as I'm all for women empowerment, I can't help but feel that often times we are our own biggest enemy. Although I may be biased, I strongly believe that it's a prevailing issue. A very good friend of mine worded it perfectly when I asked for her opinion on the topic: "I feel… Continue reading Myth: Why Do Women Tear Each Other Down?
I used to think that in order to attain happiness, I had to first of all achieve certain milestones: graduate, pass my driving test, buy my first (or second) car, move cities, be promoted..I was therefore left somewhat baffled when even after having accomplished all these goals, the euphoric high only lasted a short while.… Continue reading Beware of Destination Addiction!
This topic has been sparked by an observation made throughout the weekend at a family get-together. It was observed that men feel entitled to things simply because they are men, deeming themselves to have more economic power than women. This speaks to a large societal problem which has deep ties in patriarchy, most especially amongst… Continue reading Why As Ladies, We Should Be Financially Independent
1. Things to do everyday: Thank God. Drink Water. Check up on loved ones. Cleanse your face. 2. Show more gratitude and appreciate the little things. 3. Pressing snooze is never ever a good idea. That extra 5-10 minutes (In my case 15-30 minutes *covers face*) of sleep is never really worth the repercussions of… Continue reading 21 Reflections Of A 21 Year Old
I've been a victim of whitewashed black beauty. Black women throughout modern history have been portrayed as unattractive.The 21st century's current beauty ideals, are a reflection of European beauty standards; emphasised through the widespread projection of Eurocentric facial features: fair skin,thin nose and long silky hair.Generally, these homogenous standards of beauty exclude many black women, potentially… Continue reading Conforming To The 21st Century Standards of Beauty