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By Laurie Cooper

Self Care Sunday 4th June 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~ Anna Quindlen Artwork by Laurie Cooper   "Giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself"... How many of us have versions of ourselves that serve a particular purpose?  You know ...

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Grateful for Sisterhood

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Image from Black Blossoms Today Leah and I had the pleasure of contributing to an exhibition / project that has been curated by Bee Tajudean founder of Black Blossoms and Paula Akpan founder of The I'm Tired Project. I'm Tired is an award winning photography project which aims to to highlight the lasting impact of everyday ...

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Feeling The Funk / Brag Party

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The other day I visited a friend I haven't seen for a few months.  She asked me what I'd been up to.  I couldn't remember, I searched my mind and decided I haven't done anything note worthy so I said "not much you know".  She looked at me puzzled and pointed out that social media ...

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The Comfort Zone

Thursday, March 30, 2017

You know that place, where you're relaxed and everything is ok... The place where you tend to be chilled, your pulse rate is down, your tongue isn't stuck to the roof of your mouth and you're generally not sweating. It's a happy place, you know where it is, you know your limitations within it and you ...

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Blaque Reads Recommends

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Wow. This book. I slept on it which makes me sad in that this greatness wasn't in my life earlier, but also so happy as I got to enjoy it just the other day. Homegoing is wonderful, the writing, the story development, the language, the cover. Where has Yaa Gyasi been all my life? Wherever it is, ...

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MR Readers World Book Day Recommendations

Thursday, March 2, 2017

As it's World Book Day and we're kind of in the process of beginning to discuss the possibility of maybe one day when we have time starting a book club, we asked a few of our Readers to share their favourite/recommended reads. 26a by Diana Evans Its a beautifully written debut novel about two mixed race sisters growing up and coming ...

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