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RIP Aretha Franklin, Never Forgotten

The Queen has left us, Miss Aretha Franklin. Aretha you did so much for me you'll never know. You showed me what it was to be black and proud growing up in a tiny town with not another brown face in…
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Inclusion – What It Means To Me

Following on from my thankful list made in Committing To A Multi-Hyphen Life I want to go into a bit more detail on each of the points I made - starting with my role working as Inclusion Officer…
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Those Little Demons…

Be aware of those little inner demons that creep out when you least expect it. They tell you you're not good enough, not strong enough, not brave enough, not beautiful enough - and they're wrong.…
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New Queen Of Silence

New Queen of Silence So I went to go and see a throat and voice specialist yesterday and didn't get the best news... I was told that I have a nodule on my vocal chords and it's likely going to need…
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Sex Work Is Work?

I wouldn't normally share my BBC work on my blog but I think this is such a complex debate that really needs to be considered on more than one viewpoint. This is a story I put together for BBC…
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D’Angeloooooo, Birmingham O2 Academy

  So yeah, D'Angelo happened. I don't mind admitting that I was late to D'Angelo. Obviously I'd heard Brown Sugar and Lady but I didn't actually get to album listening levels until maybe 2012?…
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Trials of a Traveler. Pt 1

I had planned to stay a night in Quito on the way to the border to check it out, but after talking to a few people it transpired that Quito was generally considered to be big and dangerous. After my…
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Ecuador, Baños: Literally translated as toilet….

I t's hard for me to not judge Baños too harshly considering it was on arrival that I realised the inevitable had happened... My laptop had been stolen out of my backpack on the bus journey. All my…
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Cuenca; the most beautiful city in Ecuador

Cuenca was definitely worth a visit. There is a river that runs through the city and separates uptown from downtown. The hostel I stayed, La Casa Cuencana, was $8 a night and for a 4 bed dorm was…
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Vilcabamba: Loja, Ecuador

Vilcabamba.... What a beautiful town. Located an hour away from Loja in the mountains it's known for a laid back lifestyle and living healthy atmosphere being home to worlds largest population of…
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