April & May: Writers Block, Mental Health Talk & Branding


Not much happened in April, I had some major writers block, and that is what got me writing my I Don't Know What To Write About post.

Also my blog turned two years old on 24th April. I wrote a little about what I've learnt from my blogging experience so far - Two Years of Blogging.



I did this pretty look for my Denman Edge Tamer Brush Review. I had a lot of fun creating this look. If you want to know how I did it then you can watch this video that explains it.

Doing the faux braided bun was so much fun and I received a lot of lovely comments about the look. I will be doing a short video to show you how I did it soon, so keep your eye out for that.

Doing that look made me really appreciate my hair, I used to feel like I couldn't achieve certain looks because my hair is short. After flicking through all the photos I took with this style, I realised that the length of my natural hair wasn't even an issue. I no longer feel bad about the length of my hair. I still have "bad hair days", when styles don't go to plan, but it's how I deal with those hicups that count. Which leads me to the guest post I did for Afrocks blog. I wrote a post on 'How I Learnt To Embrace My Short Natural Hair'. I go through the four things that I keep in mind when caring for my natural hair.

Mental Health Talk

As it was #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek I decided to write a post on dealing with anxiety   ; #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Mental Health Awareness Week has sparked a conversation about mental health specifically in the black community and it's amazing to see. Mental health is such a slept on topic in the black community up until recently, many of us suffer from mental health issues, but due to several different factors we've kept quite about them and just suffered in silence. Speaking about my mental health on my blog has been very therapeutic. It's comforting to know I'm not the only one dealing with what I'm dealing with. It important to talk about it.

Sabrina came to me with the idea of doing a blogger collaboration, I said yes and we both agreed that the topic of conversation would be about mental health. We put together a q&a style post discussing our experiences dealing with mental health - Discussing Mental Health w/ Curlyfrosista.

Branding

I talked about creating a brand for my blog as well as some other stuff on my Instagram story the other day (watch it on my Facebook page). I have been thinking a lot about the theme I want my blog to have and making my blog look and feel more professional. But at the same time I don't want my blog to go down the white and black minimalist theme, I want my blog to represent me. I want my blog and social media platforms to be relaxed and have a focused around empowerment. You may have noticed some changes to my blog already, at the moment my theme is colour.

I have gone through my blog and deleted a load of old posts that no longer go with what I want my blog to represent. Have a look through my pages to see some of my older posts, I plan on doing more posts like them.

Podcasts



I haven't been listening to much music lately, I've been listening to podcasts. Let me know if you listen to any podcasts. At the moment I listen to; Melanin MillennialsThe Receipts PodcastOff The Cuff PodcastTwo Fools Talking3 Shots of Tequila & The Pink Matter Podcast. All really enjoyable podcasts to listen to when travelling to and from work.

Praying the sunshine and warm weather stays for the summer, but its London so I won't be holding my breath😂.

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