Indescribable Feelings

One of the biggest frustrations I have with navigating society is the unspoken prejudice. This isn’t unique to race, this can be relatable to gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, and many other minority classifications. The worst part of this is that it is the easiest form of judgement to excuse, and is so subtle, and […]

Experiencing the Jamaican Stereotype

As I’ve found myself in an increasing number of social environments over the years, one thing that never goes away is the Jamaican stereotype. I’m not talking about asking where I’m from, we’ve already addressed that in a previous post, but the constant imitation of a Jamaican Caribbean person. This particular stereotype focusses on the […]

My Thoughts on Black History Month

A dear friend (and cousin) messaged me recently to ask if I’d be doing a post on Black History Month, and in all honesty I wasn’t sure what to say. I didn’t plan to write a post, but even just discussing the terminology was interesting enough in itself to not give it a miss. To […]

Being Professional As A Person of Colour

When you asked little Aaron in primary school what he wanted to do when he was older, ‘working with computers’ was his instant answer and absolutely nothing has changed. Everything in my life so far has been focussed on technology, and I was hooked right from my first opportunity to work with them outside of […]

In Converstion With…Stacey

Today we try a new format for the blog and speak to Stacey, who wants to share her thoughts on being in a relationship with a mixed raced guy. I’m lucky enough to be that guy, and you can imagine how strange this was effectively interviewing my partner at the table when we’d usually be […]

BIPOC, America’s BAME

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen that I started a poll this afternoon on (what appears to be) a new classification travelling across the Atlantic. The sample size was only small and the poll is still ongoing, so this isn’t scientific by any stretch of the imagination, but just over 70% of […]

The Perception of Traits

Being mixed raced, it goes without saying that I share traits from both my white & black relatives, and it’s common place for everything about me to be classified as one or the other, but never both. This has it’s advantages sometimes, and I find myself having conversations with all sorts of people from all […]

BAME: The Reason My Family Will Never Be Normal

In every post I write, I try to explain my thoughts & feelings on how various actions that are seemingly good intentioned can actually lead to uncomfortable feelings for minorities, and one thing that I have always struggled to get on board with is classifications or categorisations. In all honesty, the subject upsets me, and […]

The Apology

In recent weeks, we’ve seen a huge amount of apologies and pledges for the way that people of colour have been treated in the past. As I’ve heard more of these over time, I’ve started to question whether the person or company apologising actually knows what they’re apologising for, and if anything, I have more […]