I Use To Be Ashamed Of My Natural Hair

The reality is, many black people don’t think of themselves as beautiful – even I don’t. I have however found other positive physical adjectives for myself like – I’m cute or sexy – particularly when I’m covered in make-up and just had my hair done *sigh – I am not confident in my natural state 😦 I’m working on it.

Now this getting my hair done business always meant getting it relaxed and styled – no kinky hair on display, looking half Indian with perfectly straight tresses.

Well after almost 20 years of relaxing my hair, I’m on a new hair journey – I am going natural. Continue reading I Use To Be Ashamed Of My Natural Hair

Prisoners Of Socialization

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Most people will easily recognize this quote as the very first lines in of the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. One of my all time favorite novels I must say, who doesn’t love Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, despite their flaws, … Continue reading Prisoners Of Socialization

Liebster Award: Thank You For This Nomination

A big thank you to Ambition in the City for nominating me for the Liebster Award – this is totally kool (I am having a Sally Field’s moment) albeit on a much much smaller scale. “My blog is liked – it’s really really liked“. You have made my week. Rules of the Liebster Award: 1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and … Continue reading Liebster Award: Thank You For This Nomination

How to figure out what you want to do: the jealousy test

Just saw this post on Linkedin and had to share. It presents a very interesting view of things, especially as we begin a new year and we inevitably re-evaluate our lives. A few years back, I was lamenting to my wise cousin Elisabeth that I wasn’t sure where I should focus my work. What was the best job for me? What was I meant to be doing with … Continue reading How to figure out what you want to do: the jealousy test

Now is the winter of my discontent

Lovers of William Shakespeare have no doubt completed the title of this post, but for those less informed let me clarify. Those words were spoken by Richard III in the play of the same name and actually reads; “Now is the winter of our discontent“. I am at cross roads in my life – a place I have been too many times before. I had … Continue reading Now is the winter of my discontent