Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sickle Cell Awareness | Jenica's Story & 'My Friend Jen'

Sourced from inews.co.uk 
Our series on sickle cell awareness continues. Honestly, I couldn't be more grateful to the women who have willingly opened up their lives for us in the name of raising awareness. Last time, we caught up with Betty, who shared intimate and moving details of what it's like to be the mother to three year old Jessica, who has sickle cell.

In her interview, Betty shared that one of the ways she has educated Jessica about her condition is through a book she requested from her local library - My Friend Jen.

My Friend Jen, by Jenica Leah is a children's book whose main character, 'Jen', is a sickle cell survivor, just like Jenica. By describing Jen's day to day activities, Jenica hopes to empower other children with the condition, whilst normalising it and educating their friends and family about the condition. 

We catch up with Jenica to find out more about My Friend Jen.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sickle Cell Awareness | Betty's Story

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Aaaaand we're back! So why exactly did I take an unannounced break? Let's just say, the lack of motivation was doing me wicked. But less of that, and more of the matter at hand.


September is an important month for many people in the UK - approximately 14,000 of them and their families. This figure represents the number of people with sickle cell disease. This year, for Sickle Cell Awareness Month, we have gathered the experiences of women affected by the disease in one way or another. 

In the first installment of this new series we visit Betty, who is not only a friend of mine but an awesome mother to her two children Nana Kwame, and Jessica. 

 In fact, credit goes to Betty whose idea it was to have this series on the blog.
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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Book Review | My Sister The Serial Killer



My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, is a morbid comedy set in Lagos, Nigeria which follows the story of sisters Ayoola and Korede in the wake of the violent murder of Femi, Ayoola's boyfriend.

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Monday, July 22, 2019

We Need to Talk About Plaigiarism


If you spend even just a little bit of time on Twitter the constantly changing drama willbe very well known to you. Last week was no different as the world of literature and publishing was stirred by a case of plagiarism.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Twenty Practical Lessons From Little Black Book


Ladies, the writer's block has been real! I've been feeling quite uninspired, and the continued travelling for work is not helping much either! Anyhoo, I have been reading Litte Black Book by Otegha Uwagba on and off, and thought I'd share a few lessons I picked up with you.

It's not entirely ground breaking however it is filled with a lot of wisdom to help you navigate through your career as a creative. It covers everything from networking and building relationships, to money management to the wise words of other inspirational women.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Overcoming Writer's Block & Life Lately


You're probably expecting this to be a helpful post detailing how to best overcome writer's block. But it isn't. The truth is I've been struggling with creating content. I have been feeling very uninspired and tired lately, and even for somone who professes to have all the tricks up her sleeve when it comes to finding blog material, my creativity is seriously suffering. 

So I've just decided to share a few updates about what is currently happening in Madeline's world. 

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

My Biggest Blogging Regrets | A Walk Through My Blogging History



If you've followed me from the beginning, you'd know by now that I have been an on-and-off blogger for the best part of ten years. It's part of my story. Thankfully it has been more on than off in the last three years.

Despite my long expereince as a blogger, I can't help but feel that there are some things I could have done to earn me more success. In as much as I love doing this thing, I haven't always put my all into it. This is probably the most transparent I have been with you so far, but I think it's time I shared my biggest blogging regrets.

Here goes.
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