Reflections

Witches and wizards and Sunday school

I wasn’t allowed to get into the Harry Potter brand when I was young, although I did read The Philosophers Stone (it was given to me to read over the summer). It’s heavy on the wizardry and the saints don’t play with that.

On the other hand, I never missed an episode of That’s So Raven and definetly watched the Twitches movies. If you lived under a rock in the noughties, the former is about a teen psychic and the latter about twin sisters who find out they’re witches destined to save the world. I reconciled it’s due to the shows having Black leads and when I asked that was pretty much the reason.

It occurred to me that technically fairytales (and I’m a Disney STAN) should probably be held to the same standard, right? They’re all about witches, wizards, casting spells and Hercules is based on Greek mythology! So what’s the difference? Many of the households where Harry Potter was forbidden weren’t blocked from Sleeping Beauty. Again, is there really a difference?

As for Halloween, I understand discouraging the devil (if you believe in him) as fancy dress. And I certainly do not see the joy in pretending to be a murderer or other sinister character. However, a child’s party where they carve pumpkins and listen to scary stories with the fright level of a Mona the Vampire episode… is it that deep? And if we circle back to the magical entertainment content, where does that line get drawn?

Reflections

Believe in your quirks guys x

My fashion choices when I were younger are jokes but I have to own it. To me I was stepping! I used to love jeans in every colour but blue, the biggest earrings my lobes could handle, clashing prints and refusing to match my socks. I needed to always look like I stepped out of a 90s RnB music video!

I went through a bit of an identity crisis as I felt my individuality had to suffer for me to ‘look my age’. But when I sight style QUEENS like Teyana Taylor and Tracee Ellis Ross it means that’s bologna! Teyana stays giving us smexcii tomboy and that’s a whole bit of me!

I think we should all stand in our style convictions. If you are giving us a pastel lemon coloured linen suit then sir WORK THAT SUIT! If you are convinced you look good in croc effect church shoes on a Friday night at the clurb, then who are me to judge? What can a next man say? I admire ‘regular’ people who don’t dress according to what you expect. A 47 year old mother with a green afro is getting her life so mind your business.

Something isn’t too right if the amount of grey tops I own is now hitting 5 😳. Quirk will have to make some kind of a comeback because life is too short.