I’ve always loved reading letters to people’s teenage selves. It’s always interesting to see what lessons and advice they would give and so I thought, why not do the same?
I’m so excited that you’re on this Journalism programme. You’re going to love it. Moving out seems like the dream but trust me, you’ll experience homesickness for the first half of your year in halls.
Also, whilst we’re on the topic of first year, dump that boyfriend. He will take up way too much of your time that you can fill with way better experiences.
Brunch is probably my favourite meal, which I think we should all take more time to appreciate and indulge in. What’s even better in my opinion is when you come across a brunch menu that isn’t filled with the typical dishes that are synonymous with this trendy past time. Smashed avocado on toast is great but let’s be real, we’ve all mastered this to perfection.
It’s always difficult to put pen to paper – or fingertips to keyboard in my case – when it comes to a subject that matters to so many, that you care about yourself, but feel as though you need to properly represent when writing about it.
I’ve probably bitten off more than I can chew when it comes to discussing the Black Lives Matter movement. I don’t have an African American background, but I am a woman of colour and every time I read about another shooting, another life lost, it not only infuriates me, it makes me lose another little shred of hope for humanity and justice.
Eid Mubarak my lovelies! I hope the last month of Ramadan has been a blessed and fulfilling one.
Many of you know that I only started fasting a few years ago, so I’ve always struggled with the long hours as Ramadan has fallen within the summer months.
For the first time, the European Grand Prix was held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Known as the ‘Land of Fire’, I was excited for the world to be introduced to a city that’s steeped in history and culture. A city where the East and West fuse together seamlessly.
With a new circuit to contend with, which pushed drivers, the European GP sure tested my patience as I’m sure it did with the drivers. A lot of work has gone into this particular circuit with Ricciardo telling Sky Sports F1 ahead of the race that “The track feels as tight as it looks.”
A few weeks ago I was on the Sunny and Shay Show on BBC Radio London discussing whether or not the South Asian community still held the attitude of son preference.
Growing up, I’ve always been aware that boys usually had more freedom than girls but never have I ever heard my parents or family members mutter that they wished I was born a boy. The discussion with Sunny and Shay really opened my eyes up to seriously damaging attitudes the South Asian community has when it comes to gender.
There is no doubt that starting a blog – and remaining consistent – will open up incredible opportunities to you. I’ve been fortunate to have met some wonderful people and worked alongside some fantastic brands so far. It’s been an absolute dream.