The Lure of The Casbah – why you should visit Algier’s most-feared streets

My journey begins at the bottom, surrounded by colourful women’s clothing. Long rainbow hued dresses with vibrant trims hang in lines beside fabric shops selling reams of shimmery fabrics. In front of their entrance, a...

The Thing About The Colour Blue…and why I’m anti Blue Monday

If you were to ask me what my favourite colour is, it would obviously be a very difficult question. As a Rainbow Hunter I find joy in (almost) every shade going (just not the...

Can a book inspire you to be more creative? “Conscious Creativity” (Book review)

Social media is filled with people (me included) who are using the current coronavirus lockdown to spend more time being creative. But for all the posts about people using their extra time to exercise...

I wore a bra on top of my clothes and here’s what happened…

Ever since I’ve been following Chidera Eggerue aka The Slumflower on social media I’ve become more conscious of how much I detest bras. Sure ‘bra-burning’ is a historic part of the feminist movement but...

I’m giving a Colour Talk at Tate Modern!!!

It's true! And I'm so excited I may burst!!!! Back in December I got a call from the Tate Modern Tate Lates team (who curate monthly events on Friday nights), when the biggest and most...

Birthday reflections: why I’m no longer shying away from my age

Today is my birthday and I’ve just turned 39. ‘Wait so you’re not 26?’ ‘I hope you don’t mind me asking but how old are you?’ ‘Saw that pic of you looking like you were 12' Yes these...

It’s my birthday so I made my dream outfit: A Bat Girl Sari

Seriously. What is it with people who do nothing on their birthday? It astonishes me when friends claim they ‘don’t bother anymore’, ‘they are too old’, blah, blah, blah. The day you were born...

Why the Old Spitalfields Market Colour Walk made me feel like Me

There’s this ‘thing’ in the social media world where you’re supposed to find your tribe. But IRL (In real life) and in the online sphere I’ve never felt like I’ve belonged to a group,...

What to expect when you travel to West Bank, Palestine (as a Muslim)

WARNING: this is a long post but I hope you find it of use! I bracketed the title of this post because it’s inspired by the fact that so many Muslim people have contacted me...

How to survive Camden (a guide for over 30s)

Portraits by: Horaczko Photography Camden Town. Any alternative teen growing up in London (or those visiting the UK capital) will confess that Camden is the stuff their dreams are made off. A sea of subcultures,...

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