Pepper

On the Plus Side

I’m starting off the new year with a bang. or a kick. or a jump. (Some form of exercise at least.) I’m going to Clubhouse Xtra, an event running from the 2nd-4th January set up by Christians in Sport to equip sportspersons to share their faith with their team members and honour God with their […]

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Pepper Dresses Better

It’s no secret that I am head over heels in love with thrifting and sustainable fashion, so a few weeks ago, I went to an event with a friend which was part of the Change Festival. It was a follow up talk, titled Imagine Dressing Better. I assumed that it would be a panel-style talk […]

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Transparency

In the clothes haul, I made a cute statement about how I wanted to be transparent with you guys and that came with it’s challenges. So this week’s blog won’t be political, but it will be deeper than usual. One of the things I struggled with was settling into my degree – 2nd year was […]

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Social Mediocre?

Is social media making us Basic™? I’m gonna go against the tides here and say no it most definitely isn’t. I mean, I’m guessing you think I’m crazy. “What about Lad-lads, VSCO girls, all the copy+paste internet personalities in between?” you would ask. What if I told you that none of these internet personas truly […]

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No Man’s Land

“Where are you from?” “Telford.” “No, where are you from from?” Being part of a diasporic community is a beautiful, but sobering experience to say the least. There’s something quite wholesome in our longing for the motherland, but there’s also a lot of emptiness in rejection from the home we claim and from the home […]

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Writer Meets Verse Writer

In Warwick Arts Centre, I was sucked into the world of Lanaire Aderemi (also known as Verse Writer.) I payed my £11, expecting what I had always seen – someone at the front, reading their poetry to me for an hour. But this transcended poetry. Aderemi’s poetry was a hybrid between spoken word, acting, music, […]

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Hairarchy

In the western world, black women are at war against beauty standards that are designed to keep them on the out. Actually, Black people are at war with a lot of things at the moment – unfair graduate recruitment is just one of many marshmallows on the open fire (if you’ve watched How to Break […]

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