In this post I share my 'A' graded reflective statement on the first year of my EdD at UCL, Institute of Education. It is a personal and informative account of my experience and would be a great read for anyone who is interested in furthering their studies at this level; particularly my fellow teachers and action-researchers. I am transparent and critically review my experience, including the challenges so that this can be used as a learning resource and reference point for all academics.
ITV Tonight is Britain's most popular current affairs programme, which delivers compelling stories that get to the heart of what matters most to its viewers. It is an absolute blessing and honour to be part of ITV’s Black & British: Tonight special programme, which will air on Thursday 29th October 2020 at 7:30pm on ITV.
Psalm 94:17-19 17 Unless the Lord had been my help,My soul would soon have settled in silence.18 If I say, “My foot slips,”Your mercy, O Lord, will hold me up.19 In the multitude of my anxieties within me,Your comforts delight my soul. As soon as I drove through my school gates, I felt my stomach do a backflip, my heart started racing … Continue reading ‘Anxious yet efficient’ – Making sense of my high-functioning anxiety.
Watch my IGTV 12 minute video below to hear how 14kg melted off me during lockdown! I made New Year’s resolutions with my students at the start of the year (they always hold me accountable😎), and I shared with them that one of my New Year’s resolution was for the Lord to shrink me for … Continue reading Losing 14kg during lockdown while eating Magnum – An introduction to the ‘I can’t come and kill myself’ diet!
This week I was a Guest Lecturer for the medical students at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in New Mexico, USA. In this lecture, I share on the visual presentation of Stevens-Johnson (SJS) in people of colour - using myself as a Case Study. In addition, I share my disheartening experience of systemic racism in health care due to the lack of representation of Black and Ethnic groups in medical education curricular. The session ended with a brilliant question, answer and comment session.
Here is my highly requested skin care routine post-SJS! Stevens-Johnson syndrome really dealt with my body internally and externally. Watch my testimony here. My face was ruined. I looked like a horror story gone wrong...but God! I prayed a specific prayer point personalising the scripture in Job 33:25. “Then her skin will be renewed, as … Continue reading Skin Care Routine – Post Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
I have so much to say on this given my experience of systemic racism which almost ended in death — but for now; read and share my social media post 'threads', sign the petitions below — and fight for your health because the system isn’t...YET. GMC: Medical schools must include BAME representation in clinical teaching … Continue reading Black Health Matters
Your brain does not have a race. We all have the capacity to feel pain. Psychology can point to viable solutions. Read more in the post on ‘Psychology and Black Lives Matter’.
Worry is a chain of thoughts and images, negatively laden and relatively uncontrollable; it represents an attempt to engage in mental problem-solving on an issue whose outcome is uncertain but contains the possibility of one or more negative outcomes to the point of debilitating the ‘worrier’ in a state of anxiety.Definition of Worry adapted from … Continue reading Psychology Meets Scripture on the topic of ‘worry’ #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
I had so much fun and peace writing this after the Psalm Writing Course. Teachers be encouraged, your work during this time is valued and does not go unnoticed by the Lord. We haven’t stopped teaching he and we haven’t stopped learning new ways to engage those that The Lord has entrusted into our care.