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

Wellness and Healing as a Community (feat. Juliet co-founder of WellBee UK)

What made you want to start your platform WellBeeUK? I’ve always had an interest in mental health since sixth form/college - I’m currently in my final year of medical school and I’d like to train to become a psychiatrist. It was my clinical supervisor on my psychiatry placement who told me it was a doctor’s … Continue reading Wellness and Healing as a Community (feat. Juliet co-founder of WellBee UK)

Queer, Black and Proud pt2

https://videopress.com/v/ob0alfEk?preloadContent=metadata As we return to this transparent and inclusive candid conversation, Nena and I continue our open dialogue about the lgbtq+ community and ways in which mental health can be dealt with in order to move forward progressively even in the midst of feeling oppressed. Let's Talk When did you come out to your friends … Continue reading Queer, Black and Proud pt2

Finding Joy and Selfhood Through Journaling (feat. Leanne Lindsey)

What made you want to start your own life-coaching business? I started out in IT. I studied computing at university and joined the IT department of a large car manufacturer as a graduate. Soon after joining I began mentoring 2 teenage girls at a local secondary school as part of the company’s CSR. I really … Continue reading Finding Joy and Selfhood Through Journaling (feat. Leanne Lindsey)

WellBee UK – Taking Up Space Interview (extracts)

Education and Racial Bias

https://videopress.com/v/DlFaoe1l?preloadContent=metadata In this episode of Outspoken October, I sat down with me beautiful sister Cee, aka Mrs Doyley to her pupils, to discuss the realms of teaching, education and racial bias within this particular work sector. This was an important conversation to have as we are truly in the mix of the #blacklivesmatters movement juxtaposed … Continue reading Education and Racial Bias

Remember the Days

Little Black girls playing Running Out on hot summers days, in a playground made of redbrick stone and rusty metal swings. Cliques forming to make a new dance routine to the soothing sounds of Janet Jackson's That's The Way Love Goes. Beaming smiles radiate on the various brown faces. Childhood innocence layered with feeling like … Continue reading Remember the Days

Motherhood (circa 2006)

My motherhood journey started in the midst of a heatwave summer in 2006. Unbeknownst to me I was with child along with a broken toe. I remember entering into the doctors office having my big toe splinted up from a clumsy fall I had a week or so prior. By the off chance I requested … Continue reading Motherhood (circa 2006)

A Black Woman’s Work Is Never Done

Our ancestors laboured in heated fields burnt by the edges of the sun. Their twenty hours spent slaving away, fading away into the grounds in which their feet earnt their calluses. An expiration date of a year crowned her head like an unholy halo,  her Masters eyes waiting to witness her demise after each rape … Continue reading A Black Woman’s Work Is Never Done