Black Lives Matter: A letter on education to send to your MP

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.

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How to help BLM without leaving your house or spending any money

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.

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Learn and unlearn: Adult books on race and privilege

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.

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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.

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Books that teach children about race, ethnicity and culture

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.

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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.

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How to celebrate Christmas with those you don’t often see [ad]

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.

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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…

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Winter essentials: Three things you need to survive the holidays [ad]

Christmas is fun and everything, but the winter holidays can be hard and spending time with family can sometimes lead to fallouts. Cold and wet weather makes us all want to stay inside, our skin can get bad and our immune system drops.

To help you tackle any stress, skin issues and the never-ending bad weather I’ve recommended a few things worth investing in to make the winter holidays a little easier.  

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How to create the ultimate chill night in [ad]

When you’ve been working tirelessly for days on end, it’s only fair that you treat yourself to a break. And there are few things more relaxing than a night in.

It’s an opportunity to catch up on some valuable ‘me-time’, as well as being a chance to invite a few select friends over for a catch-up.

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How do deal with unexpected financial emergencies #fuckofffund [ad]

Unlike a surprise present or a spontaneous weekend away, financial surprises aren’t usually as nice and you’ll need to know how to save money to deal with them well. Whether it’s an urgent car repair, a broken boiler or a toilet leaking through the ceiling, not many of us can easily weather the cost of such events.

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For women, knowing how to save money can be a matter of personal safety, allowing you to quit a job with a creepy boss or escape a bad relationship without having to worry about the rent. Whatever the scenario, burst pipe or broken-down relationship, it is important to know what can you do to make sure you’re prepared — and what can you do if you’re not.

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How to make time for yourself and beat burnout

Making time for yourself is really important, so it is little wonder that the concept of self-love is becoming increasingly popular as we all try to avoid the dreaded ‘burnout’.

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It is preached about all over social media, with Google searches for ‘self-love quotes’ or ‘self-love Instagram captions’ becoming increasingly popular — but are we practicing what we preach?

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