Coming out doesn't always have a easy path. It can be messy and uncomfortable and scary. Venetia lets us in on her own coming out story as lesbian.
Coming out can be the cause of a lot of internal and external conflict for LGBTQ+ people. This Pride Month we share a few coming out stories to create awareness and support for LGBTQ+ youth to know that they are not alone. Part I is written by 'S' who speaks of how coming out happens completely on your own time; there is no rush.
I have taken an incredibly long break from blogging; possibly the longest break to date since I started my blog. Looking back, I think I needed a break from writing to get some head space and really embrace the new journey that I was about to embark on.
This past week was insanely busy for me and it's only going to get busier and more exciting from here on out but, I love it! Christmas bells are faintly ringing, Mariah Carey's infamous holiday music is on full blast and it's time for family reunions. A great way to spend some family time is by checking out Canal Walk's Space Station running from 7 December to 4 January
"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later." - Og Mandino
Olivia's New Life 'awarded' the Blogger Recognition Award to Mild Brown and I haven't been able to post about it because when I received it, I was writing my preliminary exams. Then, the week after my exams finished I had to prepare for my Matric Dance/Ball and after that I had finals to write. But, long story short, I finally have time to write about the BRA now - detailing what it is, what it means and revealing the 10 blogs that I 'award' the title to.
“It is not necessary to fix every little defect you find in yourself. Your flaws are what make you unique and oftentimes, infatuating.” – Beau Taplin, The Defects
It's been quite a while since I added to our wonderful 'The Skin Revolution' campaign. However, the stories and encouragement are back for your perusal. Part III deals with a universal issue: bullying. Bullying manifests in many equally ugly forms. Thapie shares her childhood encounters of racial discrimination, fat-shaming and bullying in South Africa.
We’re only three days away from the end of the month which means the first half of 2017 is done and dusted! Well nearly. Also, the end of June means the end of Youth Month.
The youth of 1976 endured a lot to say the least. Youth Day did not come about to be a passing trend. It came about to commemorate the incredible power of youngsters who would not allow any person, government or system to make them feel less than.
"This is my skin and I’m always going to be in this skin so I’m going to love it."
The majestic concept of being mixed-race. They get the best of both worlds. Or maybe the best of three. Or four. Or five. However, along with perks of being multiracial there are many mixed-race people around the world who feel lost in connection to tradition and culture. This post is centered on the almost never-shared point of view of the average, completely mixed-race person. Jahaan tells us about her good and bad experiences of being very multiracial.
"Allow your melanin to pop."
Many children go through teasing and torment from family or friends for being different. Some children don't directly get teased although feel sidelined. Chanice discusses this from a point of view relating to skin tones.
Growing up with brown skin hasn't always been that great.
As a young girl I would be embarrassed to wear traditional wear or anything that was "too Indian" in public. I grew up consuming Western culture and therefore thought that I should be ashamed of mine. It took me years to realise there's no such thing as "too Indian". Maybe you're too much for some people. Too unique, too empowered, too celebratory of yourself for their liking but that has nothing to do with you, and has everything to do with them. I was born into a magnificent culture and cherish the day I realised this.