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Once upon a time, a young lady called Desirée worked for successful company. After spending months organising an event that allowed the company to entertain old and new clients, that opened doors of opportunities and sustained current ones, the young lady was pleased with her efforts. Her skills were finally appreciated.

On that night, Desirée shared a taxi home with one of the directors in the early morning. Exhausted from the evening’s demands of running up and down to make sure all the clients’ needs were taken care of, it never occurred to her to be mindful of the director’s…

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A friend of mine recently posted on Instagram a selection of phrases that have been said to her. One of the visuals she displayed said: “It’s on my bucket list to f*** a Black girl.” Unfortunately, this does not surprise me. As a Black female who has spent her entire career working in spaces dominated by (mainly white) men, the fixation of dating Black women has reared its ugly head one too many times.

Whether it’s being asked if I can dance like Beyoncé, or being forced to listen to some drunken male colleagues reveal their fantasies of wanting to…

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“Even pain has its joy,” said a wise Russian whose statement became a proverb.

I have always found it difficult to find the positives or ‘learning’ from an arduous situation. After all, who wants to search for the goodness when you’ve just been dumped by the love of your life, lost your job or, worse, seen a loved one pass away? Not many us. However, as I am forced to be an adult, I am starting to see what the wise Russian was saying after all.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex recently wrote a heartfelt piece in the New York…

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Let me start this blog by saying that I’m not a ‘Miss Know-It-All’ when it comes to achieving social and racial equality. I am also learning how to swim in an ocean where it can feel like free speech is drowning and the cancel culture sharks are only a few strokes away. Yet, as we all learn to rewire our brains and move with the times, I personally think it is better to swim in shaky waters than float in a pool of ignorance.

I am sure many people agree. However, how many realise that not only are they already…

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It’s finally here…2021.

I think it’s safe to say that most of us are happy to say good riddance to 2020 and welcome 2021 with open arms. For obvious reasons, January feels extra special, as we all yearn for our lives to return to normality. Like when we used to travel across the globe in a large contraption that magically remains airborne? I think it’s called an aeroplane. Ahhh the good ole days.

Although I join the many voices crying out for ‘normality’, there’s something about this that doesn’t sit entirely well with me.

Throughout the last nine months, the…

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Wednesday 6 January 2021, will go down in history for many reasons.

For some, it will be known as the day that Georgia elected two Democrat candidates to the Senate. Pastor Raphael Warnock will be the first Black senator to represent the state of Georgia, he also serves as the reverend at the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King used to preach, and Joe Ossof, a Jewish man, will be the youngest member of the Senate.

However, for me, this day will be known as the day that the world can no longer deny white privilege; a term that describes…

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When I was a little girl, I would spend several hours writing stories and creating characters inspired by the books I read.

As I grew older, my mind often swirled with confusion whenever an adult asked me what I wanted to be when I became a grown-up. One day, I made a firm decision about my career of choice and I told a family member that I wanted to be a writer. Without hesitation or even a blink of an eye, their response was: “Black people don’t write for a living.”

Looking back, I like to believe that this family…

The outcome of this year’s US Election has certainly churned out its heroes and villains. Depending on which side of the political pendulum you swing towards, (for the sake of argument let’s pretend we’re all liberals), it’s easy to say that Joseph R Biden and Kamala Harris are the superheroes. And a certain man (child) whose tantrums cause him to have embarrassing meltdowns on Twitter, is the villain. Yet, there is another superhero that people need to be aware of: Stacey Abrams. If you don’t know about this lady, then get to know her name. …

Desirée Weston

Hey good people 👋🏽 - I’m Desirée and I love all things writing. If you enjoy reading about social change then feel free to check out my musings. Happy reading

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