Racism. How to articulate feelings over such an issue? How not to cause offence? How not to be misconstrued? These are all thoughts that have crossed my mind when approaching this topic and oftentimes, they mean I hold back when engaging. I am sure many can relate. It’s especially difficult when here in the UK, […]Read more
I experience a range of emotions when I think about racism and injustice in the world–from anger to sadness to frustration and fear – but I do try to remain hopeful. As the Black theologian and pioneer of Christianity, Augustine of Hippo said, ‘Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are anger and courage. Anger […]Read more
A friend and I were talking recently about the pressure society places on us to be ‘accomplished’ and have boxes ticked off like getting a ‘good’ job, buying a house and getting married, by a certain age. We agreed that this pressure is unhelpful and we agreed that working towards our own goals at our […]Read more
Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your local community and also to grow as an individual. Lots of people have a negative attitude towards volunteering since it’s unpaid work but there’s actually so much you can gain and learn from volunteering!Read more
‘Everyone has secrets they don’t wanna share. Everyone has a past that no one has heard about. Everyone has talents that people don’t notice. Everyone has a story left untold. So never start judging someone, thinking like you know them because the truth is you probably don’t’. – Lupytha Hermin It’s easy to look […]Read more
Giving and receiving gifts can be a Christmas day highlight. I remember when I was younger, this was probably the thing I looked forward to the most. I enjoyed the element of surprise, unwrapping something new that would belong to me.Read more
Change is a common occurrence in life but change is not always comfortable. Change will uproot the familiar and will often leave us trying to find our footing.
There are so many ways that we might try to deal with this but a lot of what we do is not helpful in the long run…Read more