We are now, more so than ever, discussing the alarming effects of rape culture and the contribution that we as a society play in perpetuating this dangerous concept. However, it’s become apparent that there is still a misunderstanding on what rape culture is.
It’s no secret that the government and it’s patriarchal law makers don’t value women’s lives as highly as they value mens lives, but what we aren’t discussing loud and frequently enough is the lack of worth that’s placed in back lives, particularly black women. Black women face far more societal pressures and social, economic and medical issues than women of any other race. This all became profound once again, when I logged online one morning to read the stomach churning article: Alabama woman loses unborn child after being shot, gets arrested; shooter goes free.
Whilst white owed brands are more likely to get away with whatever they want in terms of marketing, prices and design, it’s been made clear that there is a different standard and set of expectations reserved for black owned brands and businesses…
Manifestation can be compared to the Law of Attraction; the often spiritual essence of manifestation teaches us that the energies that we exert can often return to us in the form of things we desire, that being happiness, money, love or maybe even that promotion you’ve been longing for.
Every person, every community, every country and every organisation has a Carbon Footprint; whilst it’s large counties and organisations who are responsible for a large majority of issues surrounding pollution and global warming, it’s important that we all play our part to impact the world positively- no matter how small our actions are.
I’ve touched on the subject of body image, and how body positivity can turn sour before; since then, I’ve discovered a whole new aspect to social media, in which women support other women being put down on particular accounts in the name of body positivity. The accounts sole purpose are to ‘reveal the truth’ on celebrities and women, by posting their best pictures and their un-deited ‘worst’ pictures side by side, in order for other women in the comment section to ridicule them and subsequently feel better about themselves.
“The world isn’t lacking strong women of colour who are successful and inspirational, they just aren’t being given the same spotlight that their caucasian female or male counterparts are”. In honour of Women’s History Month, today i’ll be sharing with you five women of colour who have inspired me to do, and be better.
Last week, I got to attend a great women’s leadership conference, in which I got to meet Helen Pankhurst- great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, a noteworthy member of the British Suffragette movement. What I didn’t expect, was to disagree with her on the idea of what a feminist looks like.
The truth is, the relationships we have with ourselves are far more important than the ones we have with anyone else- yet it is the one we often fail to see the importance in more than any other. Self care and self love allows us to find time to heal and find happiness within ourselves, amid the chaos that life tends to throw at us…
Many people seem to have the idea that Valentine’s Day is a holiday, reserved only for those who are loved up- my thoughts? Loving yourself on Valentine’s Day is of equal importance (or maybe a little bit more). As singletons, we’ve been conditioned to sit on our lonesome, watching chick-flicks and sobbing over the romantically …