Let’s get real about: Body Image

It's been a while since I've written - well I've written of course, but I haven't posted anything for way too long. Between packing up the entire contents of my life in London and locating it to Surrey, I've been spending a lot of time getting myself together for the next academic year - Year... Continue Reading →

Quarantine Update: What’s Next?

What's lockdown looking like for you at the moment? Have you got back into swing of a normal life or are you still feeling really cautious? I'm sort of in the middle. Of course I'm still cautious and careful but yet I am thankful that I have been able to get back to normal living... Continue Reading →

Strong Black Woman

This one may be less informative, less powerful, less valuable to you, and to the cause. But this is what is on my heart. And this is what I want to share. I cannot speak for the whole of the black community but I can speak for myself. I am a black woman, and like... Continue Reading →

You’ve posted a black square…. now what?

Tuesday 2nd June saw thousands of Instagram users posting a black square. Thousands of people standing up for Black Lives Matter, refraining from posting personal pictures, videos and stories, hashtags reading "#blackouttuesday" and "#theshowmustbepaused". If you didn't have a feed filled with loads of black squares, I'm convinced you're living under a rock! Although this... Continue Reading →

Stop putting them on trial!

In the last few weeks or so I've seen so many posts on Instagram and Twitter that say something along the lines of: "If you haven't bothered to check up me during this pandemic, I don't class you as a friend". Or something of a similar flavour. Have seen them too? Gratefully all of these... Continue Reading →

Change of Plan

I'm so glad that I enjoy writing on the spot. Today took an unexpected turn. I planned a blog to write on "Redefining Feminism", I scheduled it to be written, finalised and publish by 10pm tonight and as you've probably noticed - it hasn't happened. My day just went differently, and although I could be... Continue Reading →

1 Day of Love?

February 14th. The best days for some, the worst for others. Some hate it... too much, some love it... again, too much. For the whole of my teenage years I hovered somewhere in between. Regardless of whether I was talking to a guy during that time or not I never really saw it as a... Continue Reading →

Take Time

Yesterday, I went back to my home town to visit my family. I havent't seen them since Christmas time and had been missing them all so much. Despite having tons and tons of reading to do, having some events to squeeze in and having some jobs to run, I was determined to see my family... Continue Reading →

A Few Words…

You are you. No one will ever be you. No one can ever replace you. And THAT is your STRENGTH. Love Always, Shadz xo

The Art of Pursuit

First things first, I am incredibly sorry for the extremely late post. I was meant to post yesterday but life took over - you know how it is. What I want to talk about today is pursuit, the beauty of it, the art of it. Throughout my life I have pursued so many things. People,... Continue Reading →

Girl, those red flags…

I know first hand that it is so easy to ignore such explicit red flags when it comes to guys and dating. Sometimes it's easy to not see red flags, but 9/10 times, we see a red flag.... and then ignore it. This is down to a number of reasons. We might reallyyyyyy want a... Continue Reading →

Self-Image

Everyday many of us tend to maginify the parts of ourselves that we don't like. We sometimes become so obsessed with the parts of ourselves that we don't like and subsequently let these parts define us. I think that we all need to develop a positive self-image. In an world that is so revolved around... Continue Reading →

Relationship Advice: Let’s be real

I am only 19 years old and have my whole life ahead of me. Despite not being extremely experienced in the adult dating field, I still believe I am qualified to give advice based off of my own experiences. The idea of having a boyfriend or a girlfriend as a teenager can be thrilling, exciting,... Continue Reading →

My faith and me: What do I believe?

The connatations of Christianity in the Western world does not euqate to it's meaning or value to those who actually believe. Being born and raised in church I have seen so many variations and ideas regarding being a Christian. Living in a secular society, where faith and belief is seen as an outdated concept, it's... Continue Reading →

Be the person you want to meet

Would you want to date or marry yourself? Weird question, I know but hopefully I got your attention. There was an episode of First Dates where the woman had on a wedding ring and told her date she was married to herself. Different right? Search it up if you don't beleive me! Aside from that... Continue Reading →

Give or Take

I often find myself wondering why things don't go the way that I want. Sometimes I work towards things that I want to achieve and for one reason or another, they just don't work or even happen. It's as if I think that the world owes me something and when I don't get it or... Continue Reading →

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