Hair Stories

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My hair story... I've had nearly every hairstyle known to Afro hair. When it comes to hair my mother should have only had sons! When I first started school I attended a very prestigious private school in Kensington. I was the only black girl in the lower school and there was another black girl in the ...

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Natural Hair and Wellbeing Event!

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On Saturday 25/03/17 we are collaborating with one of our ultimate faves Inspirational YOU to host a panel discussion on natural hair and wellbeing. We will be talking about what it means to be natural today and the perceptions of natural Afro textured hair.  You can purchase limited £5.00 tickets here.  Children are free. We will ...

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International Women’s Day

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For International Women's Day we thought we'd ask you guys which women inspired you. Your responses are eclectic, inspirational and emotional and we expected nothing less. So many women to choose! I've settled on Doreen Lawrence. I was a few months pregnant with my daughter when Stephen was murdered in April 1993 and I have thought ...

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Blaque Reads Recommends

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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

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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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Natalie Leona on Motherhood.

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  As a Mum of 3 that runs her own Creative Business, how do you find/make time for yourself? I have to literally make a conscious effort to make sure I do something with the girls or family as a little time out at least once a month, just for my sanity really. My kids are as ...

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#HeyitsMRbloom

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#HeyitsMRbloom! We are collaborating with Cee founder of very witty motherhood blog, “Hey is That Me?’  to create a planting project and we would like you to join us!!   We think that planting fruit, vegetables and or plants is a wonderful way to get our children away from screens and engaged in an activity that is fun, educational ...

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Minted Peas

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  I was late to the Nando's macho peas party, I can't believe no one told me!!  Anyway I decided to make my own.... mine are way better! 👀   Here is my recipe!   Ingredients: (Don't shade my iceland shopping!! 🌚). Frozen peas - amount depends on how many people you are cooking for Frozen chopped onions - self care comes in ...

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Grateful for Meeting You!

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I could have chosen a carefully curated picture with everyone looking at the camera but this is an accurate reflection of the moment! 💜   Of course my gratitude this week is all about the lovely mama's that joined us for our first MAMA & MINI meet up!  You brought your beautiful crew, buggies, buggy boards, lunch, snacks, ...

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Gratitude for Cultural Appreciation

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  On Sunday I was supposed to post about being grateful, but something happened and I didn't.  Later on my daughter started talking about missing Sierra Leone and why she loves it... so I recorded it.  I think my daughter and I have kind of made a podcast... kinda.   In this audio recording baby girl tells me ...

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