In light of the recent sixth sense publication (the sixth form magazine at my school) about mental health, I thought that it would be nice to shed light on the topic. Mental Health - what is it? An issue that isn't addressed enough. Something swept under the carpet and ignored. Why? We have grown up … Continue reading Anxiety, Stress and Mental Health
Currently in my history course I am having the privilege to learn about the civil rights movement in America ranging from the end of slavery in 1850 to the election of Barack Obama in 2009. One constant discussion that I have noticed popping up in class is about the motivations of some white people to … Continue reading BHM: “Is fear a legitimate justification for the oppression of black people?”
Before you read my article, I just want to apologise for disappearing and going MIA. I have been applying to university and caught up with the stress of it all. However, I have finished so I should get back into the swing of things with regular posts again! In honour of Black History Month, I … Continue reading BHM: Black skin is NOT marketable!
I always found Cultural Appropriation to be a topic that is highly controversial and quite scary to discuss. However, today I just couldn't stay quiet. I have always been scared to discuss my opinions on this matter, but when I heard about the Marc Jacobs and Dreadlocks situation, I just had to vent my frustration. … Continue reading Cultural Appropriation: Marc Jacobs and Dreadlocks
Hey everyone, EID MUBARAK!!! I hope you are all well and good.Looking through my blog I have noticed that I haven't written an Eid related post. Very weird! It would have been a great way to start my Blog Bites series.Regardless, don't be too disappointed because this blog will soon have a taste of Eid Insha'Allah! … Continue reading Blog Bites: Are you masculine enough?
SOCIAL MEDIA. Wow! It has definitely come a long way since I was born - in the late 20th century (that makes me sound extremely old). Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are becoming increasing popular and essentially key forms of communication in our daily lives. Not only are they being used to connect with people … Continue reading Social Media: The good, the bad and the ugly
There are only 2hrs remaining (from when I started this post) until we here the verdict in reference to whether the UK will launch airstrikes in Syria to destroy the extremist group, ISIS and their bases. I was very close to not typing this up but I believe that it would be a shame to not share … Continue reading DON’T BOMB SYRIA!
For those of you who don't know, Paris was unfortunate to be attacked by terrorist from the extremist group called ISIS. These attacks occurred in highly populated areas such as the Bataclan (a popular music venue) at about 9pm on 13th November 2015. Currently the death toll has gone up to 127 with 180 people injured - … Continue reading Pray for Paris
On 11/11/18 at the 11th hour, the armistice was signed - declaring the end of the first world war. As a result, we wear poppies to reflect and respect all the soldiers that sacrificed their lives in order to protect their country and loved ones. Every year on this day we have a 2 min … Continue reading Lest we forget…11/11