For me identity is something I struggle with and I'm in a constant battle with myself to define as that strong sense of belonging to one set tribe has never been there for me. But that is something I accepted long ago, I stand out from the crowd even when I try to blend in. Forging my own path while taking guidance from those around me and especially those bigger and bolder than me...role models. That's what the actors, directors, and creators in this ad movement by Netflix are. Role Models. "We stand up on any stage and every screen," he continued. "A day when black women are boldly the lead character, whether inmates or scholars. We’re not a genre, because there’s no one way to be black. We’re writing while black — nuanced ...

So the fact that The Punisher lands on Netflix the same weekend as Justice League being released at the cinema is no coincidence, but neither is it being the same weekend as International Men's day, where men are being encouraged to talk about what's troubling them. Or at least that's what I'd like to think regardless of whether or not Netflix has overtly used in their campaigns for the Punisher, men needing to talk is a clear message throughout the show that really only features half a dozen females with major speaking parts (which is me being generous). This is not to say that the female voice isn't heard as the females featured are strong characters vital to the narrative and are very empowered women, but the message about men talking is one that is really pushed. In the context ...

The glorious people at Netflix (I believe only in the US at the moment) have launched a campaign this week with the help of influencers and celebrities under the hashtag "firsttimeIsawme". I was lucky enough to grow up (until I was 12) in Barbados which had it's upsides and downsides with exposure to black culture. For one it was all around me as I grew up, and for a short period I'm pretty sure I thought there were only 2 races (kid logic) because there really weren't a lot of other races around me other than black/white. Of course this was completely wrong as I'm mixed race and my mums Indo-Trinidadian (look it up) but I didn't realise until I met her side of the family as she's lighter. The reason I mention this is that while ...

So you think you tell a good Instagram Story? I'm here to tell you that Netflix, as well as mastering TV shows have mastered instagram stories too! Let me being by saying, I feel like I've hidden myself away a little for quite a while, probably because I needed it. Changing jobs, battling life, stress, exhaustion (mentally/physically)...I just didn't want to write but I did want to take pictures and take enjoyment from them. Instagram is (as many of us know) a great place for that and I have enveloped myself in it the last few months as I took a step back from blogging. Partly for my enjoyment, partly for professional curiosity and partly to help myself get better at taking pictures. I've done this by following some of the best bunch of photographers I'm lucky enough ...

Netflix's latest series has just hit it's service and it is without a doubt a story that needs to be seen and heard. With a brilliant cast of young people the show is a brilliant blend of music and style which is rarely seen in a TV show and usually confined to film. It should come as no surprise that the show is from the brain of Baz Luhrmann as well as executive producer Catherine Martin, legendary MC and executive producer Nas, and of course associate producer Grandmaster Flash. However I'm not here to talk about the show itself or what it does right and wrong, there are other places you can read that like on Vox which hits the nail on the head with most of this. What I want to talk about is the possibility that with this ...