Author: tovaleigh1

LOVE – A STORE WHERE YOU CAN BUY GIFTS FOR REFUGEES

I came across this and I had to share it. Not sure about you but as much as I love the holiday season, cuddling up on the sofa with my kids, whilst drinking hot chocolate and watching ‘Home Alone’ again, I also secretly dislike the overdose of gifts and wastage that goes on during this time of year, and the over spending of money on (pardon my French) shit, we don’t actually need. And yes, I realise I’m a bit of a grinch for saying this, I’m not trying to ruin anyone’s Christmas, I do believe in ‘to each...

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AS CAUCASIAN PEOPLE IT’S OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Porter magazine recently assembled a group of high profile TV actresses to discuss representation in Hollywood for its “Women in Television” issue. During the interview with Ellen Pompeo, Gabrielle Union, Gina Rodriguez, and Emma Roberts, Pompeo who is TV’s highest-paid actress and star of Grey’s Anatomy, turned the tables on the magazine and made a point about diversity in Hollywood and the role white people play in it. The women were discussing equal pay, navigating Hollywood, and the ways their race and gender influenced their experiences in entertainment, which is when Pompeo took a look around the room and...

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NOT EVERYONE WAS KIND

Written By Dino Zelenika I was number 84667/A on my first birthday, spent in a refugee camp. Although I live in England, many people don’t realise that I started my life in a distant country, speaking a different language and surrounded by many relatives and friends. In April 1992 tank shells and rockets began to fall on my home town, Mostar, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Suddenly there was panic, explosions, screams. My mother, 22 at the time, decided to leave. She took me, my grandmother and some belongings before droving us to Makarska, in neighbouring Croatia. We checked into...

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