20 Illustrated Quotes That Show You The Beauty and Power Of Being Broken

I stumbled upon an Instagram account this weekend and let me tell you, it was within the first 30 seconds that I followed the artist. If there is one thing you should know about me it’s this: I don’t follow a whole lot of people on social media. What was it about ‘Broken Isn’t Bad’ that made me almost instantenously click that ‘Follow’ button? Firstly, the illustrations simply capture your eye. They are bold, provocative and have a grand ‘fuck-you’ vibe to them. Secondly, each illustration is then followed by a single quote that makes you pause and reflect. And…Continue Reading

21 Powerful Affirmations That Will Connect You To Your BEST Self

“An affirmation is a phrase that reinforces positive beliefs or behaviors. The best ones are a statement of what we want and are phrased in the present moment” – Gala Darling, Radical Self Love The words we speak create our reality, so said some great human some long, long time ago. And what they said, in my experience, is truly bang on! It is not only the words we tell each other, but the words we tell ourselves that determine the quality of our lives. If you’re someone who is too hard on yourself, use kinder words in your self-talk.…Continue Reading

15 Beautiful Life Lessons We Can All Learn From Children

When we were kids, the world was our oyster. We never believed otherwise and life seemed to roll out like it was striving to always keep us smiling. We’d fall, get bruised, cry a bit…and the next thing we knew, there was a pretty little bug on the grass and we were watching it with awe. We’d roll over in our sleep, snooze like all the freedom was ours (which it is even now, actually) and burp without asking for permission. There’d be loud farts without embarrassment, and there’d be anger shown with complete honesty. There was no hiding. Most…Continue Reading

7 Legit Reasons Why Dusky Girls DO NOT Need To Become ‘Fair And Lovely’

Racism, rather, colour discrimination is everywhere. I’ve faced it, and I’m sure, so have you. Especially if you’re not fair and ‘lovely’. I’ve been made to feel like I’m not good enough just because I wasn’t a certain colour. As a kid, I remember being bullied, and called “ugly”, because “we’re fair, and fair is pretty” and I wasn’t that. But, as I grew older, I realized several things. Beauty is relative. I am not ugly, I’m actually pretty good looking. And in case I wasn’t, I don’t think it should matter. Because EVERYONE has something to boast of. Some…Continue Reading