Poem: Lies

Words and actions – unmatched. The truth is shrouded in mystery. So far back in history, That I begin to doubt myself. The effort applied to closing my ears and eyes, While you reveal a lie, concealing what should, Be known. Why spend more time, more energy, Entangling yourself in a web of secrecy? ForContinue reading “Poem: Lies”

Being Called A C*nt By A Stranger

It’s not everyday that you can indulge in the luxury of having off-the-cuff profanities spat at you on a public street whilst on your daily commute home from work. So given that exactly this unfolded this very evening makes me really want to count my lucky stars and thank God for all of the sociallyContinue reading “Being Called A C*nt By A Stranger”

Poetry: Change

A leopard can change its spots. But cheetahs never do. Changing your mind is one thing. But changing your heart, is about as easy as making a mountain move.   2020 A new year, a new you. This year will be different. A false promise? Or does here lie the truth?   Do you needContinue reading “Poetry: Change”

Volunteering: Help Others And You Help Yourself

They say the best way to feel better about yourself is through helping others. And in no act is this more clear than that of  voluntary work. ‘Volunteering’ can refer to a smorgasboard of activities. Whether you simply take an old dear’s chihuahua out for a walk or wash the windows for your neighbour, theContinue reading “Volunteering: Help Others And You Help Yourself”

Poem: Rejection

Stinging like the barb of a hornet, Heckles on my neck, shocked, stand upright. I’m in disbelief.   Stormy skies swirl above me, My mind, clouded with an overcast of doubt. Why didn’t they just pick me?   I thought I was good enough, But what good is water if absent in a drought?  Continue reading “Poem: Rejection”

Is Talent Subpar To Appearance?

“As a woman you are constantly fighting against only being valued for your looks, because it becomes a very tenuous thing, to be defined by the gaze of others. And beauty is, by definition, ephemeral: it’s a thing you can’t trap in time. It’s a butterfly: it lives for a second. So to make aContinue reading “Is Talent Subpar To Appearance?”

Sexual Assault – Should We Be Allowed To Carry Weapons?

The air is frosty, I’m wearing open-toed heels as I briskly walk towards the direction of my house, it’s the small hours of Sunday morning, and a few seconds earlier I was saying bye to my friends at the bar. I only live 15 minutes away, heels are hard to walk in I tell myself,Continue reading “Sexual Assault – Should We Be Allowed To Carry Weapons?”

Poem: Rejection

Rejection Rejection is like an unwelcome face. All too familiar, you close the door on it. Should rejection be ignored or embraced? It depends on what way you look at it.   Rejection from a lover The heat of their body touching yours is fading. Now all but a distant memory. The taste of theirContinue reading “Poem: Rejection”

Is Being An Introvert Wrong?

introvert noun /ˈɪntrəvəːt/                                                                a shy, reticent person. Truth be told, I’m a naturally shy person. But should I be annoyed at this? I useContinue reading “Is Being An Introvert Wrong?”

My Face

I feel like today is one of those days were my face refuses to show any sort of expression, similar to what I can only assume the lovechild of an over-botoxed barbie and a saddened clown would sport had they just been given the news that their goldfish bubbles just died.   Yes, my faceContinue reading “My Face”

How To Feel Better About Yourself

To help yourself – help others. Today as part of the company charity day I helped out at Brixton Soup Kitchen, a service providing hot meals and clothing to those in need, including homeless people and people suffering with mental health issues. Of course my interest was to help those in need but strangely enoughContinue reading “How To Feel Better About Yourself”

What Does ‘Value’ Mean If You’re In Poverty?

With over 500 million people currently in poverty across the globe, materialism is but an abstract concept. Unimaginable to the people, who, through no choice of their own have found themselves struggling to survive.   When put into context it is  somewhat fortunate yet ignorant of us who complain about shops not stocking the rightContinue reading “What Does ‘Value’ Mean If You’re In Poverty?”