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 […]

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 […]

Jamaica = the Caribbean.

To kick off this project, it only makes sense to start with the most common misconception that all people with Caribbean background face. “What part of Jamaica are you from?” “I’ve been to Jamaica, it’s lovely isn’t it?” “When did you move [to the UK]?” “Why would you leave the Caribbean?” For good measure Antigua, […]