selfawareness

Manipulation Literature & Motives

I was scrolling through TikTok as 600 million of us do daily, when I came across a stream of viral videos introducing books on a certain niche: psychological manipulation. I mean, for an app that thrives off of memes, cringey POVs and thirst traps, I didn’t expect something so heavy to reach my for you […]

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Trauma Porn & Evangelism

*Sigh* “Finally. I can return to social media.” That’s probably what many POC were saying after being bombarded with violent imagery in every story, every repost and every video they were sent for months. But I personally don’t believe that POC will ever recover from the emotional beating of seeing black and brown bodies brutalised […]

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The Amazon Painforest

It is no secret to us that Jeff Bezos is ridiculously rich. I mean sickening rich. But I feel like I’d be wasting my time putting another anti-Bezos post on the internet since there are so many. You are all by now somewhat aware of the terrible working conditions and wages of Amazon staff and […]

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Diet Culture

So my first ever blog post on Pepper was called “I am not Fat” and it discussed the unhealthy language surrounding weight. But I now want to talk about another aspect of the topic; I think it’s really disgusting how we perceive health and the ways we strive to attain health. As a Christian, I […]

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Confronting my Hair

This is long overdue but I’m gonna address something that I get asked about all the time. “Is that your real hair?” This is a question that floats through the everyday conversation of my life. Every time I post a new picture, every time I go to the beauty supply store for some products – […]

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Pepper goes Plant-Based?

Sorry it’s a day late this week guys, it’s been really hard to balance the blog and coursework during quarantine because of my laptop situation. But whether it’s late or finished 5 minutes before the promised time, the blog must go on. This is the first sustainable post I’ve made since I started the blog […]

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