Why Blog About Politics

Why blog about politics I ask myself ? When this blog is supposed to be about beauty ,fashion ,travel & lifestyle.

Politics effects everyday life, decision are made about your life whether you like it or not.The political structure of Britain is one of little input from the people who are governed.The political class govern and everyone else is just met to follow. Its truthly patience .I am amaze there’s not a revolution tomorrow.

I remember political decision effecting my everyday life as a kid.I remember the local library being bulldozed, cause apparently to many drug dealers were peddling there trade outside. Eye roll.

The library was called Moss Side Library , it was a safe haven for the local kids. A place where the gang banger and drug dealers didn’t both to go inside the library ,as that wasn’t there thing. There business was making quick fast money. Me and my friends were in the business of trying to stay out of the boys with guns way .

I was totally devastated when the Local Government knocked it down.( Moss Side Precinct Shopping Centre was also knocked down, as it was attach to the library) Its was a great place and all the adults put off the gang bangers from coming in and causing trouble .Plus there wasn’t any bullying unlike in the Moss Side youth club, me and my big sister had to stop going there as there were too many bullies.

 

Me and my big sister had to walk 45 minutes to the next library , my mum couldn’t give us bus fare as single mother ,she was skint. And my dead beat father was hiding out in Africa ignoring hes responsibility like a lot of men do.Eye roll .Hope your not resting in peace Dad.

We use to struggle to the library, rain or shine , in the dead of winter even when it was dark .I must admit it was hard and scary .It was 45 minutes there and 45 minutes back on foot. Plus the gangbangers were also out at night also day too.

Lucky we survive but I wouldn’t recommend 8 and 10 year old walking around crime infested Moss Side in that era or any other area like that.It wasn’t safe .But you know Government didnt give a shitty about the local kids.

And funnily enough that library was never replaced. Thats politics for you .

Thats why I blog about politics, as you can’t escape it in your everyday life ,even you kids can’t escape it.

If anyone in any doubt just how dangerous Moss Side was, Benji Stanley was shot at 14 years old. I remember playing in the Moss side swimming pool with Benji few years before .He was a friend of a friend.We must have been about 10 or 11 years old. He was shot dead a few years later at a local takeaway.

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Rest in Peace Benji

The body countdown is endless in Moss side and the neighbouring areas.

You can imagine just why having that library close down really effect me and the kids of the area.I will never forgive the local government for that decision.Thats one of the things that made me care about politics. Its literally, you even roll with the political class and know what decisions will effect you and your family .Or you will get rolled over.

Fight the power that be.

To be continued.

Growing Long 4b Afro hair

I have been growing my afro hair with crochet braids for six years and I have about 10 inches at the front which is where my 4b hair is. And 14 inches at the back when my 4a hair is. My hair is equally split between 4b and 4a. I must admit I hate my 4b hair .Its coarse thick and hard to style. 4a hair is lovely , soft and grows more.

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I have work out that I must be getting between 1 & 2 inches a year. It just doesnt seem right .I rarely use heat maybe 15 times in six years. as I wear crochet braids. constantly The only thing I have notice is after I take out my hair my ends constantly break.

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I haven’t been moisturing my hair when it was in crochet braids ,when I first started wearing crochet braids.I only started moisturizing  the kanerows (cornrows) in the sixth year. I would only moisture my hair when I took it out ,which was once every four week.  I think this is the problem.

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I have decided to take a multi vitamin and see if I can get this six inches everyone seem to talk about.I am taking Tesco vitamin for hair and skin

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I don’t remember only having four inches after 2 years. I must be doing something wrong. I really need to do more with my hair and learn to cornrow with extension. I hate having short hair .Plus Manchester so cold without long hair.When payday comes I will buy Biotin, Vitamin c ,Omega 3 and take it for a year .And see how it goes. I am changing my hairstyle to long thick Tuareg Inspired plaits for the year and see if I can retain length as I will be able to deep conditioner once every two weeks.

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Heres the Tuareg inspired hairdo.I hope one day to not have to add hair to get the length.

Timia Niger Tuareg girls

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British Vogue’s New Editor

Gosh diversity is now in fashion and British Vogue has finally give Alexander Shulman the editor of British Vogue the push after 25 years .And its bringing in a new editor of the Cocoa Brown variety. Pic below.

This may not since like a big deal.But for a high end magazine like Vogue which is mainly targeted at British White Upper Class and middle class women .Its amazing.

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Naomi Campbell

The fashion world in the west has been accused of white supremacy aka racism for constantly showcasing only women and men of European descent for years now.Whether its USA or Europe.Its constantly ignores the fact that ,people of European descent are minority in the world.

The penny starting to drop especially since the fastest growing economies are in Africa and Asia not the west.If the western fashion industry wants to survive ,they can’t keep ignoring brown and black people. And due to western colonialism more of us wear clothing even western clothing. Are birthday suits just wont do anymore.Yes folks there are still people in Nigeria the land of my ancestry,that don’t wear clothes. Koma Tribe of North Nigeria and Cameroon Pic being the birthday suit type Pic below

There like my folks before the British came ,with there bible in one hand and a gun in another .We only wore raffa skirt ,leaves etc.And if we were a bit rich ,we would get some cloth from the muslim tribes of Nigeria e.g Hausa,Fulani ,Yoruba who are especially good at weaving cloth. And wrap it around are waist until the corrupt Christian missionaries e.g Irish ,Scots told us to to wear tops ,to cover are bare breast ,so they could flogs us manufactured British cloth .And the cotton was taken from northern Nigeria  at place called Kano processed in Britain the sent back to us and flog back to us.

The British,Dutch,French we forever trying to find new markets for there manufactured goods.And British and Europe jobs depended on it. Theres no point being able to create mass market clothing if not enough people are buying them. I tell you taking people resources making something out of it, then having the cheek to sell it back to them is a piss take.

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Koma Tribe of Nigeria & Cameroon.

Back to the topic.The new editor is Edward Enninful ,hes a British Ghanaian ,a former model and stylist. He learnt hes love of fashion from hes mom who is a dressmaker.

I really  hope he actually puts some brown and black models on the cover ,as there was only one black model on the cover of British Vogue Naomi Campbell .Then last year Jourdan Dunn make the cover.British Vogue doesn’t do much of anything but white and rich.Its about time folk realise not everyone in Britain is white or of European descent. Theres are people of African descent like me who are Cocoa Brown and speak with English accent. And I can’t wear leaves or my Birthday suit as Britain is just to cold.

Edward will have ,a uphill struggle as racism aka white supremacy in the British ruling classes is worsen then in the working classes.

Good luck Edward you will need it.

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Goddess Locs

Goddess Locs seem to be a new hair crazy in the kinky curly hair world and I love the look.I personally don’t have the patience to do it myself but there look beautiful.What you think folks?

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Eva Marcille Goddess locs

 

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Goddess Locks
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Tyra Banks

 

Aftress Bohemian Bulk hair review

I thought I would review my favourite brand of curly hair extension. Which I use for my crochet braids.I wear crochet braids because there easy to manage ,cheap to do and the only hairstyle I can do without anyone’s help.And there a great way of protecting my hair and reduce hair styling time.

The hair l am wearing in this picture is Aftress Bohemian bulk in colour 1.Its a lovely brand of hair soft and a beautiful size curl.And Aftress brand has more hair in the bag compare to Freetress and Glance model model.I usually buy three bags which cost me £4.99 each.I only use 2 bags and a half for the crochet style .And refresh it over the weeks as the hair gets flat with the left over hair.Its suppose to be curling iron safe but I havent use heat on it.I would recommend it the curls are smaller then water wave Freetress brand but its beautiful all the same.

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Black Opal Nutmeg Foundation review

Hi folks as a girl on a budget.I have one rule I screw by .Which is not to buy any makeup item over ten pounds. When it comes to makeup foundation my choice is limited in a Vanilla world. But I found Black Opal years ago. It was £7 pounds then and I firstly brought the colour Beautiful Bronze and Hazelhut. But I then brought Nutmeg as Hazelhut was too orange for me.
I have super dry skin, so I always put on a lay of coconut or palm oil on my face before I put on foundation. And even then its dry within about three hours. ( Its a myth that all black women have oily skin).

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I prefer liquid foundation as my skin is dry but I brought the stick foundation, this time as I worry about it spilling in my handbag. Its happened before folks.

Its a nice foundation,medium coverage ,cheap. But its just a bit too orange for my likely. Its better in Summer as I am darker then. I always buy two different colours, Nutmeg and Beautiful Bronze. As like Bobbi Brown the makeup artist says.Women of colour who are darker,tend not to have an even colour all over there face. Unless your like Sudanese dark. Those folk always seem to have beautiful dark chocolate skin and even too.

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black opal nutmeg and beautiful bronze stick foundation

I aint that lucky, so two colour are always in my makeup case. I must say I have no idea why black women makeup foundation on the cheap end, always seem to be orange. I might be of the chocolate variety but my undertone is yellow not orange or red.Most makeup aim at white skin whether there European descent or Asian tends to have a pink or red based. And Western based makeup companies just mix a bit of brown in it to get the brown based.Saves the companies big buck having to cater for brown skin women.Its a cheap and shoddy way of catering for women of colour .But its quite common practice in the west.

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Women & Career breaks

I have worked about 7 years in total from 17 to 38 years old. And it has dawn on me just how much people look down on the unemployed and women in general.

When I haven’t been working ,I’ve even been studying or looking for work. But I am truthly fed up ,with people asking me what I do when I ain’t working.

I follow my hobbies dumbo for the haters out there,which is blogging ,reading ,sewing, cycling etc.

These fucking feminist get right on my titties.A lot of feminism is just misogyny repacked

Its especially annoying when my work coach and employers ask me what I have been doing when I not been working. Its like people forget, that life still has purpose when your not working.

I am currently off work due to chronic fibroid pain and depression .But I got found fit for work. Even though I am not. My pain is still chronic and the Tramdol makes me sleepy and tired.

I had a male work adviser who wasn’t understanding so I requested a woman instead.As what the fuck does a man know about having a womb or fibroids. Its alot better but still hard. I am currently appealing my decision.

I feel hollow inside as I dont want to work. Its time for me to have a family. You can have a great job but still come home to a empty house. Plus who will look after me in my old age. Not the fucking Department of Work and Pensions.Its time to make a family.I feel like my illness is a sign from God, telling me to slow down and make a family.

I really hope I found a man to make babies with, so I can get off the Department of Work & Pension books .Its just so fucking annoying. I dont have good GCSES ,my grammar and punctuation is rubbish.I tried a English class but couldn’t cope with the three hours on my bun in pain ,on a rock hard chair.The hope of me finding a job is slim.

Its really hard right now.I really just want to piss off to Africa but I need money first.In Africa a women traditional role is valued at lot more .Women traditional roles are devalued in the west.especially Britain.

Women in Britain are meant to be superwomen, have a career, be a great wife and mother .Women who are just unemployed ,mothers or a housewife are fucking looked down on.Its truthly disgusting how these women are treated here.And there hardly anyone fighting for those women’s rights

With my current health problems ,people keep telling me to have a baby and the fibroids will go but I have to find a man first.

Sorry if I haven’t blog for a while life is stressful right now.