Sunday, July 10, 2016

creatives of colo(u)r


Hey all!!  Recently the super cool Jacky from tweexicana got in contact with me and lots of other awesome blogger friends to join Creatives of Colo(u)r, a collective/coalition of sorts along with other bloggers of colour. The collective is for women, non-binary, trans, and gender non conforming bloggers of colour.  This idea was really exciting to me because as a poc it can be incredibly difficult to find representation in the general media, let alone the blogosphere, so this collective makes it so much easier to find other bloggers like us!



Jacky | Xicana from Austin, Texas | She/Her
Hey, y’all! I’m Jacky, an international relations student currently trying to survive university. I love 80/90’s indie pop, activism, rollerskating, writing, and learning about different cultures.



Zoe | From London, from Jamaica | She/Her
Heya! I’m Zoe and I’m just a purple-hued gal navigating her way through reality. I like to write, read and create beautiful things.



Zaynab | From London, from Nigeria & Uganda| She/Her
Hey! I’m Zaynab an indecisive libra and feminist. I love clothes, alt rock and art in all its forms and I also enjoy dancing badly around my room to my Spotify playlists and reading pretty words (future english lit student everyone).



Josselyn | SalvadoreƱa from Orange County, now in SF | She/Her
Hello! I’m Josselyn, a 19 year old who’s trying to figure out how to reach fulfillment in life. I think way too much, love to talk about music, drink too much cheap coffee, and ramble a lot!



Melody | British Nigerian from Kent | She/Her
Hey all! I’m Melody. A girl who tries to stay as peachy as possible whilst writing, reading and growing myself through creating as much art as possible. I enjoy listening to cool music, teen films from the twentieth century and denim.



To join email us at: creativebloggersofcolour@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

"when a man is tired of london, he is tired of life"



Would it be so entirely cliche to speak of the hiatus I've taken since I last blogged? I think it probably would, so I shall ramble on about something else. I recently spent a fun day just walking around in London with one of my best mates and even tried Five Guys (must eat 4 burger luvas) for the first time and it got me thinking about how weird it is that despite being a Londoner I hardly ever venture into central London to experience all of the wonderful things the city has to offer, this is further proved by the fact that I have to use ALL the street maps plus google maps to get around, shameful... I know. I definitely think it is as a result of a numerous factors one being that school usually takes up a huge portion of my days and another being that I take it all for granted. I always feel fortunate to live in a place where things happen, I am a city girl at heart and feel a certain comfort of the rush hour crowds in a way that perhaps not everybody does, but by knowing something is there, ready for me to do at anytime I want, at the tap of an oyster card, it makes me put it off til tomorrow and onto a list of things I'll do one day. On that note, I really want to try and take advantage of more of the great things there are to see and do in this city when I can (also exhibitions don't last for ever sadly :( ).

Zaynab

xx