Here’s a slice of positivity to brighten your day…
In Manchester and the North West, communities are coming together like never before, to provide support, practical help and friendship to those around them - people are pooling resources, and those who are vulnerable, and unable to leave their homes are benefitting from Mutual Aid Groups that are springing up all over the city, in the form of whatsapp groups, and people putting contact information through letter boxes.
This article from Secret Manchester has loads of information on how these grassroots initiatives are bringing people together, and how you can get involved.
Karen Maurice is a mum of three, who runs N4mummy, a sustainable living blog for mothers and their kids.
Her blog covers things from wellbeing and interior design, to lifestyle, and fun things for the kids.
Ethical Fashion Influencers
Laura Young is a fashion blogger from Scotland, who is aiming to live life with as little waste as she can. She buys her products from producers who are treated fairly, and endeavours to know where her clothes are coming from.
“Style is Queen but fit is King! Don’t follow trends. Dress to compliment your body and werk it!”
Kat from the US has been blogging since 2009, and is passionate about seeing change in labor trafficking and women’s issues.
She uses ethically produced clothing to create her chic and colorful looks on Instagram and on her blog, and has tons of great ideas.
You can follow Kat on Instagram @consciousnchic
Today, we are celebrating black women who are making it big in fashion!
This article from Who What Wear introduces 8 inspiring influencers for you to check out on Instagram...
Our ancestors probably never would have predicted what our lives look like now, much less the impact social media would have.
Sure, Instagram is great to hop on to when you’re in an outfit-inspiration rut or looking to roust a chuckle from a good meme, but social media platforms have played a pivotal part in shifting cultural conversations, political movements, and trends (for good and bad).
And while I too am addicted to Astro Twitter, I know the importance these platforms play beyond mindlessly scrolling.
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Food and Film Night
Dougies Caribbean Takeaway
Established in 1991, this family owned Jamaican eatery was inspired by the owners’ fond childhood memories. There is something here for everyone, and if you’re new to Caribbean food, you will not be disappointed.
The good news is, they run a takeaway service, so it’s perfect for a great night in!
Dear White People (TV Series)
Available on Netflix, this American series follows the lives and experiences of a group of black students at an Ivy League college.
Humorous and relatable, this award winning series challenges a world that many consider ‘postracial’.
Click on the link below to see the trailer.