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2020. That's the word. We can all agree that 2020 has been a year like no other! The running theme has been Covid and lockdowns on a global scale. On a personal scale it differs for each individual. I'll share some of my thoughts on this year and what it meant to me. Highlights of 2020 The biggest highlight for me has been growing in confidence and demolishing my comfort zone. After completing my masters I said I want to be doing instagram Lives more. I've mentioned it before (I think) but I...

It's the evening and I see Lizzo is trending on twitter and also Clubhouse. Admittedly I do not follow her and so I do not know much about her. I click to see what the furore is all about and I see it is to do with her doing a 10 day detox. Hmmm. I'll give my 'surface level' response. What is the big deal? But truly to do this topic justice let us go into more detail. The body positivity movement There is a really good article on BBC bitesize that discusses the history of the body positivity...
Heyyy. In case you didn't know I turned 26 on December 1st. It was a birthday to remember especially as it was a lockdown birthday. Yupp, restaurants were close for dine ins and so were entertainment venues. To make it even 'better' , lockdown finished December 2nd, a day after my birthday. I mean, couldn't they just shift it a day earlier? Just kidding, I understand why it had to be done. Anyways with nowhere to go I thought of what I could do indoors. At first I thought of doing nothing but...

As my birthday draws near (1st December), I am reflecting on how this past year has been for me. Firstly I will say this year has been on paper the worst year of my life- and no I am not talking about Covid and anything associated to it. I am talking about personal, family things that have happened and are happening. In due time I will share a testimony on that. I say this to state that it has played a part in defining my 25th year in so many ways and it will be an age I will never ever forget....
"How are you?" "I'm ok" How many times have we wanted to probe further and ask why somebody is just 'ok' and not good? I know I have at times. The word ok feels like a filler word sometimes; incomplete. I mean, how can someone only be ok? What is ok? Well according to google it means: adjective satisfactory but not especially good. Adverb in a satisfactory manner or to a satisfactory extent. So, the word okay is neither great nor is it bad; it is the in between. At the risk of sounding...

Social media dating. For whatever reason those who are against it are really against it. Granted not everyone is up for it which is fine but I have found that sometimes people can be ill informed about it. Online dating is only one part of social media dating. Meeting someone who slid into your DMs either through Twitter, Instagram or even Facebook is all a part of social media dating. Simply put you met someone through the medium of social media who you otherwise would not have met. The jury...
I came across a post on social media that piqued my interest and got me thinking about apologies. The post is below so you have an idea of what I am talking about. I highlighted the ones that really resonated with me.

Before I delve into it let us look at the definition of Tokenism. According to Google, as provided by Ocrod Languages, tokenism is defined as: the practice of making only a perfunctory or symbolic effort to do a particular thing, especially by recruiting a small number of people from under-represented groups in order to give the appearance of sexual or racial equality within a workforce. Let us go even further by defining what perfunctory means-- (of an action) carried out without real...
The recent events in Nigeria have been heartbreaking and eyeopening. Eyeopening in revealing how morally bankrupt the government, especially the president is. And I know that not all those in government are bad but unfortunately in this scenario the bad eggs far outweigh the good ones. As a Nigerian in diaspora who has not lived in Nigeria before it has opened my eyes to many things and understanding why some in our parents generation may be the way they are. Going to Nigeria in the past I...

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