Intersections of Race, Performance and Creativity

Dr Javeria K. Shah an academic and educationalist driven by the pursuit of social justice. Her work is interdisciplinary and aligns with the visual arts, sociology, policy, and education fields. Her research draws on person-centred methodologies that incorporate visual anthropology and narrative approaches to interrogate and re-conceptualise societal positioning(s) of the individual and their self-identity formation. … Continue reading Intersections of Race, Performance and Creativity

Podcast Interview – ‘Word of Mouth’ (hosted by Rio Merrix)

Click here to listen to episode In todays episode, I sit down with my friend, Nadine Plummer. Founder and creator of npnarrarives, a space where women can come and share in safe (virtual) setting to practice all things wellbeing, self worth and self acceptance. Using techniques such as journal prompts, affirmations and wellbeing courses (+ … Continue reading Podcast Interview – ‘Word of Mouth’ (hosted by Rio Merrix)

Pieces and Parts

I am part Black and pieces of an empowered woman. I am pieces of Robinson/Holder, and part Black love. I am part Caribbean and ancestral pieces of the Motherland. I am part British covered in pieces of -isms. I'm part lover and pieces of a fighter that lost the battle. I'm partial to cry and … Continue reading Pieces and Parts

Imposter Syndrome Is A Symptom Of My Blackness

I sit and I wonder, does my Blackness make me fade into the background of my identity? It defines me in so many ways that I often find myself feeling fractured. To be Black comes with so many stereotypes of inferiority that I spend my days foraging hidden histories in the back of history books, … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome Is A Symptom Of My Blackness

Black, Single and Ready to Mingle at 30 Pt2

In this episode I am back in the hot seat speaking to Naomi about all things dating, relationships, marriage and sex. The laughter is contagious and the questions come in thick and fast. Please be sure to refrain from listening to this episode with a younger audience as adult themes and explicit language is used … Continue reading Black, Single and Ready to Mingle at 30 Pt2

Diversifying the Discourse (feat. Jo co-founder of WellBee UK)

What made you want to start your platform WellBeeUK? From the mental health battles my first boyfriend had to contend with, to my own struggles, a lot of personal experiences have led to my interest in and passion for mental health. When Juliet and I became friends we quickly realised we held a lot of … Continue reading Diversifying the Discourse (feat. Jo co-founder of WellBee UK)

4cMe

From entanglements to detangled rhythms, I allow myself to be free in the comfort of this room. Permitting foreign objects to invade the four corners of my mind, as I let soapy lather cascade down the sides of my mahogany edges. I sink deeper into the realms of relaxation - releasing the microagressions that cling … Continue reading 4cMe

Black, Single and Ready to Mingle at 30 pt1

This fun episode will definitely give you some light relief after a very testing year! This Outspoken October segment focused on the trials and tribulations of dating in your 30s and beyond. I sat down with one of my besties, Naomi, to speak on all things dating, relationships, marriage, sex and more! Explicit language and … Continue reading Black, Single and Ready to Mingle at 30 pt1

Creativity, Writing and Self-Publishing

https://videopress.com/v/q9177w68?preloadContent=metadata This episode of Outspoken October explores the world's of being a creativity whilst mothering, writing as a way of expression and connection as well as the glories and pitfalls of self-publishing with the self-love advocate Charm. This candid conversation speaks on having a dream of fulfilling it whilst being a mother and wife and … Continue reading Creativity, Writing and Self-Publishing