Just watch the wedding, dammit

I’ve been watching/seeing the coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding. Some of the coverage has been positive (“Yay! Royal wedding! Fascinators! English people!”) and some has been negative (“Colonizers! Who cares! Welfare families! Meghan ain’t even Black!). I’m not a royal watcher. I have major issues with legacy of the royal family…

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School Daze: White Privilege Conference Youth Action Program

When I was 12 and 13, I spent my days trying to be cool (which I was not) and navigating life as the child of Black Caribbean immigrants. I was woefully unaware of all the stuff that came with being Black in a predominantly white environment and being the child of immigrants who moved to…

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The Broke Pocket Diaries: Paying for that cheque

Yesterday, for International Women’s Day, and every day, companies across the land try to convince people, media and potential employees, that they are forward-thinking, women-positive, flexible and inclusive. They create beautiful websites and Best Employer applications–which I’ve worked on–but don’t be gaslit, folks. There are many awesome organizations, but the majority don’t truly consider the…

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What’s going on? Sweet Lime Culture store updates!

Hey all! How’s 2018 been treating you? Since the start of the New Year, we’ve been recuperating from some nasty illness that has been making its way through our house. First it was me and Daughter #2, then Hubby, then Daughter #1. Nana stayed out of the fray, thankfully. Anyhow, we are all healthy again…

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How to make a mini studio for under $5

Necessity is the mother of invention. -English proverb Late last year, I launched my Etsy store–and there is a lot to learn. It isn’t just about putting up products, you have to take pictures. And good ones. I am working with my Samsung S8’s camera. Now, it takes good photos, but I needed to learn…

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Happy New Year: A trip to the Organic Nail Bar

Happy New Year! I hope that 2018 finds you healthy, happy and ready to make changes in your life! This post is a few weeks overdue. Today is the first day in two weeks that I’ve felt like a human being. Daughter #2 and I have been battling some kind of nasty cold that had…

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Christmas in the city: Tea at the Windsor Arms

  I like holiday traditions. They get you into the holiday mood. For me, it doesn’t feel like Christmas unless I’ve watched Die Hard (yes, it’s a Christmas movie and I haven’t watched yet for the season), smelled black cake baking (Mom baked on Saturday), and Christmas Eve service at church. I also love spending…

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Christmas in the city: Nordstrom

Hey fam! I’ve been thinking of you! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written. I’ve been putting my focus on some other things–like launching my Etsy store–support a sister if you can!–and organizing my house. If you want to keep up with me on a more regular basis, follow me on Instagram. Anyhow, if…

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Big tings gwan — Sweet Lime is open

I’ve been MIA for a bit, but it’s been for a purpose. I launched my Etsy store: Sweet Lime Culture. Lemme give you some background on the store. I am Canadian, born and raised, on the ice rink is where I spent most of my days. Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool, and all freezing at…

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Friday fun: Food

I have become the type of person who is happy to make plans, then suffers regret when I have to show up to these plans. It’s not that I don’t want to spend time with my friends–it’s just that the energy that needs to be expended to go out is sometimes too much. That is,…

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Five scary movies you need to watch

Happy Halloween! Once you get back from trick or treating and the outside lights are off, you may feel like getting your spooky on. So, what should you watch? My ratings: Lights off – creepy, but you can handle it. You’re grown. Lights on – you will cry from fear. Leave those lights on and…

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