I don’t think this is a book I ever would have chosen for myself - it was in a goody bag I got from a Ted Talk. Whilst Pankhurst has always had my respect that respect was built on passive knowledge from tweets, movies and my Year 9 History class. I’ve never been drawn to reading about the Suffragette movement.
Ilé La Wà is Yoruba for We Are Home and perfectly describes the homely, welcoming vibe of this East London pop-up shop. Run by the a talented duo - Dorcas Magbadelo of Dorcas Creates and Chanelle Joseph of Studio Nelle - this shop was set up to celebrate, promote and sell the work of Black British creators.
We are not spa people. I didn’t grow up having lunch dates with mum, or getting our nails done at the salon. You’d sooner find us in the kitchen with a cup of tea; waxing lyrical, singing lyrics to our favorite tunes and retuning the chords of our lives with realism and wisdom.
Line & Honey is the artist who draws these elegant yet simple illustrations depicting black women inall their curvy and curly glory. As well as art prints, you can get the drawings on tote bags make-up pouches and purses.
I’m not sure what made me pick up this book. The name Audre Lorde was familiar to me, yet her work was not, but when I saw this book and it’s intriguing cover I picked it up immediately. It was the last one. That was a sign. I held it close and sprinted to the checkout in a race against my conscious as I wasn’t supposed to be buying anything that day and had only just started reading another book. Here’s what I thought
This has got to have been my best January ever. I stayed in for New Years eve, so started the year neither drunk nor broke. I spent New Years Day doing a bit of shopping, finishing off my Year Compass planner, and meeting friends for a New Years cheers. This combined with having my 2019 goals all planned out meant the month went pretty smoothly and didn’t feel too long. Here’s how I got on.
Me and the Nike Training Club first got acquainted in January 2018. I’ve clearly got form for the whole ‘new year, new you’ thang. It was recommended to me by a colleague who was a total gym bunny so I downloaded it and got stuck in. Here’s what I think of the app.
The Multi-Hypen Method by Emma Gannon aims to demistify and celebrate the current trend for people of all ages to be and do more than one thing. The strap line tells us to ‘work less, create more, and design a career that works for you.’ Here’s what I thought: