Lion King vs Social Media

The highly anticipated live-action film The Lion King was released last month. The Lion King was one of many Disney animation classics to get a live action remake. The new version included big names like Beyoncé, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Donald Glover (AKA Childish Gambino). The Lion King initiated a lot of discussion in the build up to its release and…

What does “Black enough” mean?

Summer 2018 was quite eventful in the UK: There was a heatwave that lasted a lot longer than a week, the English football team made it to the semi-finals at the World Cup, and there was no escaping Love Island. Even if you didn’t watch the ITV2 dating show, Love Island was all over social…

The Little Boy (A Short Story)

The Little Boy (A Short Story) Bobby laid limp on his back staring at the ceiling. Beside him, Grace sat on a hard plastic chair watching him. She looked across the room at the window. A dim light seeped through the gaps of the Venetian blinds which shook slightly as the wild wind beat against…

The Bitter Taste

The Bitter Taste (An excerpt from a longer piece) Every new day brings a discovery. A new book added to your internal library. A new tune repeated until familiar. A new taste registered on your tongue. What if you try a flavour that isn’t so sweet? What if it leaves a bitter tang in your…

Flash (A Short Story)

The scent of spices permeates the air, wrapping the room in a blanket of warmth. I watch my mother and father as they chop, stir and fry, making my stomach groan. Turning back to the deck of cards in my hands, I scan my siblings’ faces, scrutinising each one of them, looking for any signs…

Why do we look for short-term solutions to deep-rooted problems?

Why do we tend to look for short-term solutions to complex, deep-rooted problems? When something goes wrong, it is good in many instances to act immediately and do what is needed to deal with the situation in that moment. However, a lot of these immediate responses are only temporary solutions – quick fixes. While these…

I’m Fine… (A Sevenling)

Vibrant flowers sway calmly in the warm breeze. The fresh grass surrounding the cosy house is neatly cut, each blade perfectly equal in height and width.

4 Struggles Of Having An INFJ Personality Type

by Anna Antwi Two years ago I took the Myers-Briggs personality test after a friend suggested it. She told me that it was so accurate, but for it to work, you had to be completely honest with your answers. So, me and couple of friends took the test.

8 Great Things About Afro Hair & Beauty Live 2018

by Anna Antwi Afro Hair & Beauty Live returned on the bank holiday weekend (27th & 28th May 2018) in Islington, London. This was the first time I attended the yearly event and I loved every minute of it. It showcased a range of afro hair care products, styles and tips as well as fashion,…