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The Embezzlement of Cultural Appropriation

It’s getting quite painful watching people both wilfully and accidentally misuse the term cultural appropriation. A recent…

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Banning Dreadlocks is not racist…it’s ignorant!

Black hair and the bigger issue of cultural diversity The decision last year by the U.S. Circuit…

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Cultural Appropriation in Parenting

Check out my latest article for the Tantrum XYX Creative Network. It’s about one of my favourite…

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February 27, 2017 0 Comments Articles, Writing

The Embezzlement of Cultural Appropriation

It’s getting quite painful watching people both wilfully and accidentally misuse the term cultural appropriation. A recent example being Marc Jacobs, who came into the firing line for his use of dreadlocks in his recent runway show. Whilst I found the dreadlock thing an interesting decision on his part, it was his defence that ‘no…

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October 20, 2016 0 Comments Writing

British Curlies Article

Check out my article about the Daddy Do My Hair series on the British Curlies website. The book is also available to buy from the online shop. Daddy Do My Hair…the Journey to writing my first book  

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October 12, 2016 0 Comments Writing

The Making of Daddy Do My Hair? Beth’s Twists

Tomorrow, I officially become a published author with the release of my first children’s book, Daddy Do My Hair? Beth’s Twists. It has been a long time coming and very much a labour of love. I just hope the book gets out there and makes an impact. You can buy the book online (Amazon, Wordery,…

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June 27, 2016 0 Comments Writing

Book Update | Daddy do My Hair?

There has been very little movement with my YA novel, but before you tut at me, know that I have a good excuse. A couple of months back, I saw a beautiful illustration by @illustration316 which depicted a young black girl getting her done by her father. I was so inspired by the picture, it…

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June 20, 2016 0 Comments Food, Lifestyle

Vegan Diaries | June 2016

I thought I’d update you guys on my vegan journey. In short I’m not a vegan yet… I am not even close. I decided to take the process slowly and cut out animal products bit by bit. I tried being a vegetarian, which lasted all of a week. I actually quite enjoyed the process as it…

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