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I Refuse to Accuse

I do think our generation is okay and all, but amongst some of the things I dislike about Generation Z, there is one thing I cannot stand: cancel culture. See, I could end the blog here because you probably know where this is going, but I actually want to explain why I have such a […]

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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 and all other copy+paste internet personalities in between?” you would ask. What if I told you that none of these internet personas […]

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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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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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I am not Fat.

I am not fat. No seriously, I’m not. Okay guys, so I’ve had an epiphany during the commute to work – the language we use affects how we see ourselves, how we see others, and how we act in response. Let’s talk auxiliary verbs: to be, to do, to have. So, when someone is on […]

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Pepper Harvest

“Who are you?” “Why is your blog called Pepper?” “Why should I read it?” I had no clue how I was going to introduce this blog. Nobody knew about it in advance so I have so much to explain – but I thought it would be best to start with these three questions: My name […]

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