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Let’s Catch Up

Hey!

How are you? No, seriously, are you good?

Can I start this post by sharing something I read recently?

1. Relax your brows
2. Let your tongue fall from the roof of your mouth
3. Unclench your jaw
4. Let your shoulders fall away from your ears

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Bleaching Dark Hair For Dummies

Like a lot of women, when I need change in my life, I’ll express it with my hair. When I’m hurt, I have to fight the urge to cut it off. And when life delivers uncertainties I want my hair to help me feel fearless – and I suppose that is where I have been, of recent.

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5 Life Lessons From Jim Carrey

Today I want to share some words that do not belong to me. Sometimes you hear something so inspiring, so uplifting, it has to be shared.

I know we are in a world where if you’re not present to witness a moment happening, you’re late. Well, this speech was made in 2014 so by that standard I am decades behind, ha.

But anyways, I was watching random YouTube videos and came across Jim Carrey giving a speech to graduating students, and a lot of what he said changed my mentality for the better – at least until I went to sleep that night. I keep reminding myself of select quotes that affected me the most, so why not just put them here?

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Femme Inspiration: Mona Eltahawy

This week I want to talk about a reporter, an author, a revolutionary – a big inspiration of mine. I first saw Mona Eltahawy in 2014 on Al Jazeera, fiercely debating a question based upon her infamous article on Foreign Policy: Do Arab Men Hate Women?

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The Time I Hung Up On Trey Songz

Now let it be said that I am not a professional journalist. I barely came out of high school with any GCSEs, since I spent most of the time bunking off school with my bum-ass ex boyfriend. I blagged my way into college (okay, I begged) and just about made it out. Jesus, I’m not painting a good picture of myself. Basically, I have never been academic.

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Femme Inspiration: Mikala Monsoon

I wish I wasn’t an anxiety ridden introvert – I’d host a monthly salon, where all my favourite creative voices from the internet and beyond could have a meeting of minds. We’d change the world if we shed the doubt that mundane, relentless adulthood has a way of beating into us. The benefit of expanding your emotional and creative intelligence has become so underrated in a world of capitalism and rushing to work and scrolling through an endless sea of digital nonsense and never having time for anything because we’re all oh-so-busy competing to be the most productive – but what are we doing it all for?

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Femme Inspiration: Yrsa Daley-Ward

I appreciate that recycling words by other people is what Tumblr is for (isn’t it? I actually don’t understand Tumblr), but sometimes I find literary pieces that inspire me so much, I just want to share them with you guys. Almost like a poetry club, because I have no friends to do a real life one with, ok? Cool, let’s do it.

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Frida Kahlo on being strange

I’ve been obsessed with Frida Kahlo for as long as I can remember and I always want to write about why – but so complex is her lingering aura that remains, I can’t find the right words yet. Anyways, I saw this quote that is allegedly from an extract of her diary and it really resonated with me, so I wanted to share it regardless.

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Worrying

Not a blog post, just a reminder!

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The DIY Hair Bleaching Virgin

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I wanted to write about my hair journey as a DIY bleach virgin because a few people have asked, and I know when I was researching about it online I couldn’t find a great deal. I’m certainly not an expert, but here’s my experience…

I’ve always been into half blonde, half black look – like the two-face look. I still don’t know what it’s called, technically. But I spotted a woman outside a restaurant sporting the look and she looked straight flawless, so I decided to go for it.