Food for thought V.6

1. This article by Susie Lau about the many form of discrimination and racism people from the ESEA (East and Southeast Asian) and AAPI (Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders) communities face in the fashion industry. 2. This article by Elie Gordon about social media’s role in white washing veganism and why the movement has to be […]

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Food for thought V.5

1. Read Amanda Gorman’s powerful and inspiring poem that she read at Joe Biden’s inauguration. 2. Read this article by Jaughna Nielsen-Bobbit about “hygge racism” in Denmark 3. If you speak Swedish I would highly recommend the Raseriet podcast. 4. Watch this heart warming, Oscar winning short film 5. Diversify you insta feed. Here are […]

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Curse of the golden flower

I have been really bad at watching new movies lately. It’s partly because most movie theatres are closed right now but also the many binge worthy tv shows being released. Bridgerton anyone? The few movies I have been watching are ones I’ve usually seen before and they usually pop in my head at the most […]

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James Van Der Zee’s Harlem glamour

Ever since I came across the work of artists like Augusta Savage and Lois Mailou Jones, I’ve been really curious about the Harlem Renaissance. I’m still at the beginning of my little research project but the more artists from this era I discover, the more intrigued I am. James Van Der Zee’s body of work […]

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Food for thought V.4

Read this powerful essay written by the late congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis shortly before his death. Read this amazing book by Emma Dabiri. This book was such an eye opener and touched me on deep level. I’m in my thirties and I’m still learning how to take care of my hair. I […]

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Vibrant Blossom

I always get a bit nostalgic during fall and find myself looking at pictures of the past summer’s highlights. It’s usually when Helsinki is becoming increasingly grey and it’s still a while until Christmas. This summer I was really glad to be able to visit the Rhododendron Park and take in all the colours. I […]

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Food for thought V.3

1. The blog post that later resulted into the book “Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race” by Reni Eddo Lodge. I haven’t read the book yet but it’s at the top of my reading list. 2. This conversation between Felice León and Kimberlé Crenshaw about how Black women are left out […]

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Daughters of the dust

Daughters of the dust first got on my radar after Lemonade was released, when I was reading different reviews and analyses of Queen Bey’s masterpiece. I added the movie to my watch list but then kinda forgot about it. That is until last week when I found myself in one of my intense googling sessions, […]

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In a field of rhododendrons

Visiting the Rhododendron Park (Alppiruusupuisto/Alprosparken) in Haaga in early June has become a bit of summer ritual for me. It’s become a sign saying summer is really here. I always take my camera with me so it has turned into a a bit of a photo challenge as well. I never get tired of taking […]

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Aeon Flux

I was listening to an episode of Still Processing a while back (the best podcast out there if you ask me) and Jenna mentioned the movie Aeon Flux and it kind of lingered in my thoughts so I wrote “rewatch Aeon Flux” on a post-it note.A day later I watched the trailer trying to remember […]

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Food for thought V.2

Systemic racism isn’t only an American problem The origins of the therm Intersectionality This documentary is a must watch for everyone! It explains the history of the racist American justice system and how it basically hasn’t changed much since slavery but also the role of capitalism in all of it. I think it’s great that […]

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Neon Candy

These colours bring back fond memories of hot summer days walking around Harajuku and being amazed by everything I saw. Tokyo is such a fascinating city and I dream of returning one day. Right now I’m looking for neon cotton yarns for a scarf project. Any tips?

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Food for thought V.1

I’m starting a new segment here on the blog where I share books, articles, documentaries and other forms of media discussing issues around racism and decolonisation. I’m no expert in these matters but I wanna do my part in raising awareness and amplifying the voices of activists and people who work with these issues. I […]

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In the mood for love

In the mood for love is one of those movies that has popped up on so many top 10 lists over beautiful movies that I thought it was time to watch it. You know me, at some point I get curious what all the fuss is about. Visually this movie is really beautiful. The sets, […]

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Cherry Blossom

There’s just something special about cherry blossoms. A longstanding dream of mine is to one day travel to Japan during sakura season. It’s gonna take while before that trip happens, with global pandemic going on and my current lack of funds. Until then I’ll enjoy and appreciate the few cherry but lovely cherry blossoms we […]

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