There are a few things one does when coming into the line of fire. You either-
a) Fire back
b) Render yourself defenceless and curl up into foetal position
or c) You take the hit and prepare for what comes next
I’ve taken a hit lately which involves the subject of this blog, and the content of my character as a result of what I choose to write about. My first instinct was to put this blog on private and vow never to show it to someone I newly meet ever again. Read more ›
Sometimes it’s better to let someone else do the talking, and that’s why I’m so glad a friend linked me to Londrelle Hall recently. I’ve been listening to him for a week straight, and he says all of the things I want to express but can’t seem to. So for this weeks blog post, I thought I would simply share a video and let him do the talking. Enjoy xo
When there is nothing profound to say.
Other than I need to love myself.
To stop seeking comfort in the warm outter layers, to first wrap my heart carefully.
I never grasped what it meant
Never knew how much I needed it.
Until I stopped reaching and found my hand could fit so perfectly in the other.
How can I provide, how can I give when there is no source to drink from within?
Suddenly my selfishness doesn’t seem so selfish.
Suddenly, it makes sense.
In order to get love, I have to be love
Be all the things I am, instead of seeing what I’m not.
Perhaps the most profound thing I can say is that no, I don’t yet love me.
But I’m trying and I will.
Initially, I had drafted a post about Mr Kanye West, and you might have noticed I have made a bit of habit throughout my blog writing history, of dropping his name. A sort of media spectacle in some regards, I personally have come to find that his agenda is largely misunderstood. Hidden in the eccentric layers of his own ego, his actual message and I’m not afraid to say genius, sadly has gotten lost in the noise. So I sat down and pulled quotes from his recent interview with Charlamagne The God, to show that his thoughts actually had some kind of point to them. But then something else caught my attention, and it seemed carless as a woman to not write about it and not draw attention to this intelligent and powerful person. No, she doesn’t rap and she doesn’t make overpriced sought-after sneakers, but she’s incredibly intelligent and I admire so many things about this woman, including the persistence of her fearless spirit in an industry that has tried to keep it contained.
Today I’m going to talk about actress Salma Hayek Pinault, and use her recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, as a guide to why we should focus more attention on her incredible message. Read more ›
I’d like to get a little Kanye-real with you, and tell you about something that has really affected my life for the past seven years. For a while, I didn’t know what it was and it got thrown a few different labels, all of which I reluctantly wore like I was at some awkward family reunion (..if my family actually had them). Read more ›
Alicia Keys wrote a song about it, Drake has rapped about it..
A woman’s worth, is anything but a simple concept. Read more ›
I started writing this post with a clear intention in mind, to justify why being single is a good thing for me at this point in time. After I finished writing, for some reason I couldn’t press post, and as it turns out (and as it sometimes does), I didn’t entirely and wholeheartedly believe what I had written.
This is how my post started.. Read more ›
Christmas Eve, 2017-
‘Some people are like that. They need to make the same mistake 10 times to learn a lesson. Other people only need to do it once. Everyone is different.’
That one golden nugget from my sister-in-laws mouth, was all the confirmation that I needed to realise I was one of those destructive lesson-learning types of people. Read more ›