It’s not offensive because your…

A story about an American rapper who does not deserve to be named got me thinking..thinking about why people think it’s alright to alight hatred or stereotypes because they don’t understand an ethnicity or are angry about certain situations. It’s a situation which I find is out of hand. 

Gone are the days when the majority of the worlds existence would enlighten ones self with the power of celebrating different cultures. Instead it’s more common to turn on the news, or hear someone talk about “fear, tax costing, not enough work for us, their taking over” As humans we need to go back to being supportive, putting ourselves in other people’s situations. Or just being generally more educated in our views.

Which gets me on to the topic which I personally find insulting! When you’ll be having a lovely conversation, and then you hear “You’ll understand because you’re black” “You’re pretty white for a black girl” “It doesn’t matter if I say that N**** word, rappers say it. It’s not like I’m saying it to you” It’s an ignorant sometimes laughable situation, that definitely is insulting whether it’s meant to be or not.  There’s plenty of ethnicities who would be able to tell me a similar story with an embarrassed face. 

Let’s stop this old fashioned nonsense, and focus on the things that really matter such as happiness, freedom to express oneself through culture and art, feeling safe in a land which allows you to live safely away from a war torn country. A peaceful existence will never wholeheartedly exist but it is worth a good try. 

Moving isn’t quite location location…

When you are a kid Location Location seems like a treat. You look in awe at the massive houses you think you’ll be able to afford in 5 years time, the countryside palace in the place you’ve never heard of but sounds amazing. (Typical Londoner) Because no one ever rents do they?!? God help the iPhone generation.

That is until you become a so called adult! I’ve rented a fair few places by now, and the letting agents are always the same. They love you when you hand over your pay check, and take that un-sellable house of the market, and then that’s it until you owe them that late rent from last month. 

Although saying that this time I found the perfect maisonette last week. I say me well me and my boyfriend. There’s something about renting a couples second place that seems different from the first. I dunno maybe it’s you know them in detail now. Like when to wake up to be the first in the shower, when to pretend you are too tired to do the dishes. Or the joy of coming home from work and seeing your lover on the other side of the door.

Ps that house is not mine, but one day it will be 😜