Insert other insulting culture/race/class denomination as appropriate. If you’re not white/Western/European, chances are you’ve heard this at least once. If you’re ‘ethnic’, this is possibly the story of your life. If you’ve ever asked anyone this question, please read this post. Never ever ask it again. Funnily enough, I’ve been asked this by as many… Read More Don’t your parents mind that the person you’re dating isn’t Indian?
I came across this video today and had to share it. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FChannel4News%2Fvideos%2Fvb.6622931938%2F10153883075731939%2F%3Ftype%3D3&show_text=0&width=560 I went to university in Aberystwyh and seeing this brought a tear to my eye. I am so proud of the town I called home, and not in the least bit surprised. The Welsh are known for their kindness and I couldn’t have… Read More Syrian refugees adjust to life in Aberystwyth, Wales
I came across this article today, and was intrigued. It quotes this NPR piece from earlier this week, which (full disclosure) discusses the findings of a Hersheys-funded survey. In essence, millennials (the generation born between 1980 and 1996) don’t practice what they preach when it comes to ethical consumption. This is interesting for many reasons,… Read More Fair Trade and Millennials
One of the great things about the weekend is taking the time out to do the lazy, relaxed activities you normally only treat yourself too. Like a morning spent strolling around the farmers market and enjoying a boozy brunch with a friend. Part of my swag from the market was an armful of beautiful fresh… Read More Recipe: Dukka-Marinated Chicken in Laffa, with Baba Ghanoush and Hummus
I came across this beautiful series of black-thread embroidery by Michelle Holmes, a crafter based in the UK. Michelle has created a character Betty, who lives in the countryside, by the sea, enjoys gardening and crafts, and keeps chickens. I began posting Betty illustrations a couple of years ago now. They are glimpses of… Read More The ‘Betty’ Series by Michelle Holmes