Day of The Dead in London (Columbia Road)

*Sigh* In just over a week's time it's the Mexican festival Day of The Dead and though it's largely celebrated in Central America, there are pockets of celebrations across the rest of...

Should you tag a street artist when you pose in front of their masterpiece?

When was the last time you stopped in front of a colourful wall and either took a selfie or asked someone to photograph you, then uploaded it straight to Instagram? It’s something I do...

50th anniversary of Bangladesh: 50 Independent Bangla Businesses to support

Friday 26th March marks the 50th anniversary of the independence of Bangladesh. As a British Bangladeshi, I wanted to mark this occasion with a positive post to celebrate the land of my...

The 20 Best Colour accounts you need to follow on Instagram

Instagram is awash with colourful accounts. As a Rainbow Hunter I’ve spent a lot of time stalking them. There are some truly remarkable accounts that will boost your mood in an instant when you...

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...

Sunflower Season in Milton Keynes

When I was 13 we had a giant sunflower growing in our back garden, I have absolutely no idea why. Throughout my childhood my parents grew vegetables in their London garden....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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