It was heaven and hell

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I grew up in one of the most racist towns in England, it was heaven and hell. Navigating my way from the bus stop to my family house after school was a challenging game of chess, avoiding the racist groups of white boys and finding ways not to get eggs or other objects thrown at me. I was always on high alert, I was always ready to fight.

My parents moved us from a small inner-city town in South East London to a very white, sleepy suburb in Kent, just outside, London but close enough to have access to our…


The words of a confused and self-loathing black woman

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We all have freedom of choice and deciding who you want to date or marry is entirely up to the individual. However, ruling out the possibility of dating someone in your own community based on hatred is a despicable act of self-loathing and insecurity.

In high school, I had a friend, a beautiful dark skin, British born, Jamaican friend who would joke that she never wanted to date a black man and that black men are all “broke” and “ghetto.” Her constant belittling of black men would really irritate me. …


A few reasons why some black people refuse to go vegan

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Why Black People Avoid Going Vegan

When you think of the word “vegan,” what comes to your mind?

A wild guess would probably be a mental picture of an upper-middle-class, white hipster sipping a soy-latte or maybe a wealthy, tanned, super skinny, yoga-obsessed white woman.

For many years, veganism has predominantly been described as a lifestyle for the privileged white folks. To prove this, let’s do a little Google search for “vegan,” “vegan person,” “vegetarian.” The results will show you why mainstream veganism is mostly white.

You’re likely to see a handful of people of color. When Thrillist, an entertainment…


Why does it have to be a thing?

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As a Black business owner, I recently made a bold business decision to focus on writing content for Black-owned brands to build brand awareness and create solidarity for Black businesses on a global scale. However, upon reflection, I ask myself why we need to create a movement for Black-owned businesses in the first place. It shouldn’t be a movement, supporting Black businesses should be a lifestyle and we shouldn’t have to shout about it.

Yesterday I interviewed an amazing lady about her brand, a brand that is dedicated to building the Black community and she complained about the lack of…


Ekspresyon Naturel is a UK-based natural skincare brand dedicated to producing high-quality, sustainable, natural skincare products to nurture, soothe and protect the skin.

Three items on a reflective table. One round pot with the word Nouri on it written in black text with a pink sticker on the front and on the lid. One dark coloured bottle with pink label and black and white lettering. Another round pot with pink black and white lettering.
Three items on a reflective table. One round pot with the word Nouri on it written in black text with a pink sticker on the front and on the lid. One dark coloured bottle with pink label and black and white lettering. Another round pot with pink black and white lettering.
Ekspresyon Naturel

Ekspresyon Naturel is a sustainable, cruelty-free natural skincare brand based in the UK. Founded by certified organic skincare formulator Myrlande Holborough. Myrlande is passionate about natural skincare and she is determined to provide high-quality, effective products to nourish, protect and rejuvenate the skin.

Ekspresyon is a Haitian Creole word that means ‘expression’ and Ekspresyon Naturel translates as Natural Expression in English.

The products that Myrlande produces are all-natural, toxin-free, vegan and cruelty-free. With ‘natural’ being at the very heart and soul of the brand, every product is made with sustainability, natural healing, protection and rejuvenation in mind.

From the packaging…


Online learning changed the game for me

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Online learning has increased rapidly over the past few years. Especially with the global pandemic thrusting all businesses into the virtual realm, more and more companies are turning to online education platforms to skill up and gain new industry knowledge.

As a multi-faceted entrepreneur myself, I am always learning and trying to find new and creative ways to boost my knowledge base. I turned to online learning a few years ago to skill up and to find ways to boost revenue and gain an online presence as a content writing and content marketing company. …


I know you hate these articles but it might inspire someone to start and stop procrastinating.

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Last month I made $28,000 from one side hustle. I have been struggling to build this side hustle for years and I believe that I have finally cracked the code. My main hustle, which is writing has always been my biggest money earner. I run my content writing business with a team of 15 writers who work from home or wherever they have an internet connection.

I tried all the fancy methods that all the gurus promote on YouTube and to be honest, nothing worked. It got to a point where I almost gave up on my dream of $100k…


Don’t give up just pivot

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Each month is a challenge month for me, I set myself huge challenges that sometimes feel like unrealistic dreams. They scare me but I set them anyway. There are times when I reach the halfway mark and feel like giving up. I sit up at night questioning my motive for taking up these challenges. Cold sweats, heart pounding, fear of failure, deep doubt.

I set myself a challenge this month to write and publish 60 articles on Medium. I have published 20 articles so far and we are almost at the halfway mark. I thought about quitting yesterday because I…


They will tell you it’s too much. Do it big.

There is no passion to be found playing small — in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living-Nelson Mandela-

Today was one of those days, tired, feeling kind of stressed but still ready to get up and grind like I usually do, Monday to Saturday. I enjoy it and now I have a deeper purpose, I am pushing to create content for one million Black-owned brands in the next two years. This means I have no time to waste. I have work to do and I am not ashamed to admit that.


Switch it up

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Time to level up, level up, level up!

Here’s the thing, in order to level up in every area of your life, you need to level up mentally. How do you even begin to do this? Well, first of all, you need to strip everything down to the bare bones in your life. Yes! That’s right, strip everything bare! It might hurt, in fact, it will hurt but you need to do it if you want to level up.

What Are You Tolerating?

First up, ask yourself this difficult question. What are you tolerating? …

Edina Abena Jackson

I write about Health, Wealth, Race and other things. Founder Pink Intrigue + Freshlight Media. I give away my earnings to change lives in Ghana

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