Tea Time

Media silence on the Oppression of Muslims

Over the last year, a lot of attention has been drawn to the plight of those in dire straights, outside of the Covid situation. From BLM (which is still a thing, by the way, even it’s no longer trending on social media), to #endsars and the multitude of issues transpiring in Mother Africa, LGBTQ rights,… Continue reading Media silence on the Oppression of Muslims

Break of the Month

Chelsea’s Peggy Porschen Review: Forest Tea Party Dining

I’ve been to a lot of beautiful cafes in London, and Peggy Porschen is by no means the only lovely café in London, but it is definitely the most memorable for several reasons. Some of these reasons are very practical, like location, and others less so. But I’ve gushed about this place so many times,… Continue reading Chelsea’s Peggy Porschen Review: Forest Tea Party Dining

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Netflix’s Rebecca: A Review

Rating: 4/5 I watched Rebecca as soon as it came out on Netflix, partly because they recommend it to me and partly because it’s right up my alley and I remember loving the book when I was studying it for English Literature GCSEs. I remember it being taught as a supernatural gothic text. And it… Continue reading Netflix’s Rebecca: A Review

Coffee Hour

Healing With the Autumnal Earth

So it’s that weird time of year when everything feels like it’s in transition. Things are coming to an end, the earth is dying to be reborn in the spring, some of us (me) are having birthdays and having new beginnings. It’s a pivotal time for a lot of us, spiritually if not physicallywhether we… Continue reading Healing With the Autumnal Earth

Tea Time

Classism and Ableism in the UK Government’s COVID Control

Social distancing and going into lockdown are two of the government’s main preventative methods in the bid to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. And the theory is a not just sound, but it's logical, and it’s a method that has repeatedly been used throughout history in times of pestilence and disease. But the… Continue reading Classism and Ableism in the UK Government’s COVID Control

Coffee Hour

Loc’s of Love

So I wanted to talk about hair because with my birthday coming up ( Big 26 😭), I’m going to be going through a lot of the self-care motions and hair is a big part of that process for me. I just wanted to talk a little bit about my hair journey, my choices and… Continue reading Loc’s of Love

Book Talks

Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism and ‘Fast Girls’: A Review

I read Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism a few weeks ago, just as something to do. But I must say I was very impressed, particularly as it helped me to contextualise some of the issues in the current social media climate regarding female sexuality and social media algorithms. But first a little about the book itself.… Continue reading Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism and ‘Fast Girls’: A Review

For The Culture

Netflix’s Self-made: A Review

I was really against watching the Netflix show Self-made: inspired by the of Madam C.J. Walker. Most of what I knew about Madam C.J Walker growing up was centred around the fact that she created the hair relaxer and as a result became the first black female billionaire. But having grown up and experienced my… Continue reading Netflix’s Self-made: A Review

Coffee Hour

Oshun’s Descendants

Why we shouldn’t shy away from African folklore Black Ballad’s writer, Jumoke Abdullahi, recently released an article discussing how hard it was for her to connect to her Yoruba heritage because the traditional beliefs of Yorubaland were shied away from by her family. As a classicist, this got me thinking (and feeling more than a… Continue reading Oshun’s Descendants