Mental health is treated as a taboo subject, one that is never paid enough attention to and more often than not, is belittled. So many people are told to 'man up' to stop 'being dramatic' and just get on with it. It is never that easy. Just as it so happens, my battle with depression … Continue reading SPIRITUALITY SAVED ME FROM DEPRESSION.
"Have you forgotten, that once we were brought here, we were robbed of our names, robbed of our language, we lost our religion, our culture, our God, and many of us by the way we act, even lost our minds!" - Dr. Khalid Muhammad Cultural Appropriation – what’s the big deal? You should be able … Continue reading RESPECT THE CULTURE.
We are all pretty much familiar with the phrase 'The Sunken Place'. In case you're not, the concept got brought to light from the horror movie 'Get Out'. The film is about a black man, who whilst dating a white woman, is invited to go and spend the weekend with her parents. Upon arrival he soon realises that everything … Continue reading THE SUNKEN PLACE: When Art Imitates Life.
You need to cutttttttt it *O.T Genasis voice* You really do. The last 12 months have been such a profound period of change, realisation and ascension for both of us. The biggest lesson we've learnt is the importance of cutting the cord of attachment with things that no longer serve you, be it with family, … Continue reading “YOU NEED TO CUT IT” – CUTTING THE CORD ON TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS.
Nigger, yep that's right, I said it, NIGGA! Wow what an emotive word right - NIGGER. So many different connotations... Images of white slave owners cracking their whips on the backs of their nigger slaves to maintain order on the plantation. House niggers. Field niggers. The field niggers - where the rebellious slaves, such as … Continue reading NIGGER.
"Take her swimming on the first date" The amount of times I've seen this meme and heard people say this line - I mean, you just have to laugh. The world of contour and highlight means we have a new breed of female decepticons right? It's a no from me. Do I think that expressing yourself … Continue reading THE FEMALE “DECEPTICON”
Living in the city of London, or any city at that, can be at times DRAINING! The concrete jungle, the rat race, the need for capitol. Competition is RIFE! Through advertising, you're constantly being subtly informed that if you don't have the latest and greatest, whether that's the new Mercedes or the latest iPhone - … Continue reading My Top 10 Nutritional Tips for Male Sexual Prowess!
Today on Journey with Jasmine - we, in our own small way, would like to celebrate the Great Leader, Malcom X on what would have been his 92nd Birthday. As I write this, I feel a sense of unworthiness - how do I put words together in such a manner that will adequately honour such … Continue reading Malcom X – 19/05/1925.
I’ve been asked a lot about what it’s like having a brother with autism. To be honest, I still don’t really know how to answer this question, it is one of such deep complexity that it is really difficult to know where it starts. In a nutshell, every single day is different, it has well … Continue reading If you were to walk a mile in my shoes…