What Role Models Are Made Of

My dad arrived in the UK as a teen. He’d have loved to have gone to school but he had to work to support his family in Bangladesh. Whatever moderate amount of English he speaks now has been picked up through his career in a grocery store and a never ending string of restaurants. Needless to say, my dad can’t write in English (only his version of shorthand when taking down curry orders – see image, aww!). Continue reading “What Role Models Are Made Of”

Who’s The Fairest of Them All?

To feel like you look beautiful is one thing; to feel like you are beautiful is entirely another.  Neither of which are easily attained states.  Nor are they permanent.  I know because I have spent many years chasing them both.  I managed to catch hold of one or the other at different points in my life, but it’s been difficult to achieve at times.What makes it so difficult? Societies defining and limiting beauty to physical appearance…worst still, to the colour of our skins. Continue reading “Who’s The Fairest of Them All?”