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Monday Musings: 28 years: 28 Life Lessons

I blinked.

Suddenly my 20’s revved into overdrive and I’m sitting here now, 28 years young. I can feel youth’s grip loosening but, surprisingly, that doesn’t worry me because in it’s place is a quiet maturity and time is the curator.

Here’s to looking back at the lessons I’ve learnt in my 28 years of trying to find a foothold in this world!

xOx #DrReenAbroad

Monday Musings: The Skin I’m In

October.

The month designated to packaging thousands of years of Black history and culture into a palatable melting pot of ‘facts’ supposedly beginning with colonialism and ending with Harriet Tubman freeing slaves.

And yet, despite being a month that should encourage honest conversations about how far we’ve come and how far we still are from truly embracing Equality and Diversity, Trump-mania is on the rise, #IAmMogadishu is not a thing and last week a stranger matter of factly stated that being Pro-Black is the same as being anti-White.

No. It is not.

Because when my little sister held her arm up to compare her gorgeous mahogany skin aside my lighter complexion and questioned her afro puffs, the familiar gnaw of watching a young Black girl grow up in a society that places limitations on her beauty and Blackness resurfaced.

And so in response her current and future self… an ode to the Skin I’m In.