While progress has been made to remove the stigma surrounding mental health, we still have work to do regarding how people, in general, view mental health and wellness. Some of this work starts by educating ourselves as individuals and identifying our preconceptions about mental health.View Post
In the last week, while so many people took to social media to speak out about Sarah Everard’s disappearance and all that it symbolises, I stayed silent.
So much was being said, and I was drowning in it. But the thoughts, feelings and fears that have lived with me since I was a girl slowly began to simmer, bubbling up to the surface — to this.View Post
Let’s face it: a lot of us will be quite happy to say goodbye to this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered many of our lives, causing hardship, tragedy and inconvenience. So, I can’t exactly blame you for wanting to see off 2020 — and welcome in 2021 — with a massive bash.
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After a year in which most of us have spent more times indoors than ever before, you may well be a little sick and tired of what’s inside your four walls.View Post
Protests and social media blackouts have been taking place all over the world in reaction to the death of George Floyd, and as a result of the ongoing injustices faced by black people in America and here in the UK.
Protests die down and hashtags fade, therefore pressure on governments must remain strong to create real, long term change. And change starts with education.View Post
If you cannot afford to donate to help the Black Lives Matter movement, and you either cannot or do not want to attend protests during a pandemic, that is ok. There are still things you can do.View Post
It is time to stop expecting people of colour to help us (white people) to understand racism today and start educating ourselves. Books to educate yourself on racism should definitely be part of that.
These books will help all of us learn and unlearn all the complexities and horrors that surround racism today. If you’re looking for books for children, click here.View Post
Children’s books on racism are a wonderful tool for teaching equality during reading time. It makes perfect sense to combine stories with morality, because reading shapes the way we see the world.
I’ve compiled a list of kids’ books on racism that feature stories surrounding race, ethnicity and culture. They should help to educate children and open up conversations in the home — regardless of the race of the reader.View Post
Ah, Christmas. Once the chaos of present buying is out of the way, it can be a golden opportunity for spending time with loved ones.
In particular, the festive period is often a great time to catch up with old friends. Is there someone you’re planning to meet who you haven’t seen in a while? Unsure of what to do together? Look no further…View Post