4. Exposure If you grew up with a bunch of people from other cultures it could be easy to assume because of overexposure that you know everything about them and their experiences. But do you really? Have you ever asked them about how they feel about specific comments that people make or racist things that […]
As a black person I’ve never wanted or expected people to un-see my colour to somehow help me feel more secure or welcomed as a black person. I am a proud black woman. By all means, see my colour and see my culture. Just don’t make negative assumptions about me based on my colour.
Chances are you’ve probably said something racist… stereotypical or offensive in some way. Or you’ve been around someone who has said something that you considered offensive. If you said something wrong you probably had no idea why it was hurtful unless the person or people you hurt took time to explain it to you. That’s […]
You watch your parents struggle and vow that will never be you. You’re going to have the “good life” and avoid all the pain you can. Who wants to make life about working, saving, nagging and never going anywhere? No one! So as soon as you think you’re old enough, you reject the lifestyle your […]
Most could say that we grew up with parents or invested adults telling us what to do. Clean your room, eat your veggies, don’t waste your money, organize your time. It’s no secret that most of the conflict that parents have with their children is in the area of discipline with the purpose of teaching […]
I have to come clean. I don’t watch music awards anymore or most award shows for that matter. I usually hear about what happened the next day via social media. So in December when I heard about a speech Madonna made about her difficulties coming up in a male-dominated and sexist music industry and my […]