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Astrology and me. Two things I never thought would go together. Yet earlier this month I found myself at an Astrology Mixer hosted by the celebrated Leona Nichole Black. Here’s how I got there (mentally, not physically - physically I got the tube).
I read this book in 9 days. When you factor in that I was at work for 4 days and spent one of those days soaking up the London sunshine, I basically polished this off in 4 days. And I’m not usually a fast reader. That is how good it is.
If you’re not aware - one of my main aims of this little ole blog is to support Black British owned businesses. So when I saw Buy Black London pop up on on my Instagram I knew I was going. This pop-up gives black owned business the chance to show off their brands and encourages the community to get out, show up and support with their coins.
Other than getting rid of some debt, the other financial goal for this year is to learn more about the stock market and the economy and in general so that when I’ve got the coins I can make some educated investments. Here are the recent resources I’ve been using to bring me up to speed.
I’m not a beauty blogger (anymore). I’m definitely not a product junkie. If I’m considering a purchase I research the product for about 3 months like I’m studying for a PHD. I’ll stalk the hell outta them on insta, read every review, message the brand to ask questions and google the ingredients. One. By. One.
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.
February - the shortest month of the year. Here’s how it went down.
In celebration of International Women’s Day I wanted to share a list of Female Creators, Entrepreneurs and Owned Brands and general Fierce Females doing special things who I think deserve a follow.
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.