I am worried for my daughter

It’s been a while since I was last writing here, but I always promised that this blog would be an open expression of thoughts that wouldn’t be time-sensitive, and hopefully my daughter can read this one day and confidently say that life has changed considerably. Life tells me otherwise, and here I explain why. Recent […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]