Menopause and Women of Colour

Hip hip hooray. Menuopause is in the news. It’s even had a mention on the evening...

Maisie’s Scrapbook: book review

I know I may be biased, but I always get excited when a picture book comes out with...

An Interview with Anita Frost Founder/Author of the Green Bean Collection

Last week I attended the London Toy Fair 2019. Although it was my third time visiting...

My natural hair during pregnancy

Today’s hot sunny weather has made me reminisce about the last time I was 5 months...

Have you had your Cervical Screening Test?

I had my first smear test when I was about 25. I visited a family planning centre (in...

Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: THE SANITATION STRIKE OF 1968

On 1 February 1968, two Memphis garbage collectors, Echol Cole and Robert Walker, were...
Menopause and Women of Colour

Menopause and Women of Colour

Hip hip hooray. Menuopause is in the news. It’s even had a mention on the evening drama series Eastenders. Back in October 2018, there was as debate on Channel 5’s The Vine on whether or not women should get time of work for menopause. However, like mental...

Have you had your Cervical Screening Test?

Have you had your Cervical Screening Test?

I had my first smear test when I was about 25. I visited a family planning centre (in Trinidad) where it was done with what felt like swift heartless efficiency. The instrument felt cold like ice. I didn’t see what it looked like; my eyes were closed. It...

Expat life and tidying up

Expat life and tidying up

I started 2019 feeling as though 2018 didn’t amount to much. Despite my efforts, I hadn’t turned my passion (blogging) in to pounds. Then three things happened. One, I joined in on a live chat hosted by livethreesixty and alifemoreinspired on ‘wellness...

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