I am 25 action-packed years young today!!

Dear blog readers,

Firstly, thank you for being a part of my journey, yes you. Thank You. I know lots of you check in here and don’t comment, but you tell me in other ways you read this online scrapbook of mine, so thanks.

I want to say that my life so far has been absolutely mental and totally action-packed, and I am very grateful for all of my life experiences, both good and bad, because they have made me the woman I am today. I think 25 is a bit of a milestone, and so think it is a good idea to spend some time reflecting on where I’ve come from and where I’m heading.

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Sunday Sessions 25…

Today has been a tough day. Really tough.

This song always gives me Hope for a better tomorrow…

Wear Sunscreen…

I wish…

He picked me up, held me close and gently rocked me. I felt Free.

Are We a Lost Generation?

“There is Hope.

It is us.”

Croydon Week of Peace

Croydon Safer Partnership asked me to give a speech at the Croydon Week of Peace Launch event at the Town Hall.

It was a real honour to speak from the same podium as Reverend Nims Obunge, the Founder of the Peace Alliance.

I spoke about how my personal experiences have inspired me to set up 4WD and start working with young people to create pro-active solutions to social problems such as youth under-achievement, hostility and violence.

Check out the BBC’s article on the event and my interview HERE.

It May Never Be The Same

(For Em)
It may never be the same
And its HIS loss
So what a shame
But with your exquisite frame
Your lovely name
Your beauty remains
And so you always got game!!

You’re young and you’re single
You’re pretty and nimble
So get out their baby!
Go out and mingle!

The man of your dreams
Might be just round the corner
But you ain’t gonna find him
Till you take a wander!

So lets go get walking
Lets go get talking
And make sure you’re smiling
So your beauty stays shining.

It might hurt for now
But darling hurts how
The heart needs to heal
So you don’t need to conceal
How the pain feels so real

So let it all out
Scream kick and shout
And cry just a little
But cry with a smile
And then laugh a while

Because your future awaits
And though time it takes
Things will get better
Things will get brighter

How do I know?
Because you’re a fighter!

You weren’t born for defeat
You weren’t born to be beat
You were born to rise
You were born to shine
So wipe those eyes
Of sadness and grime
So that you’re ready
For the good times!

Em You are a star worth more than gold
Beauty like yours can’t be bought or sold

Every year I watch you grow
But I think its time I show
You how much you mean to me
You are my angel, 143