Thursday, 23 October 2014

TiLT - Statement Mugs

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12

I love statement mugs like you wouldn't imagine. All these are already on my Christmas list if I'm honest. I never entertain the idea of ordering them though because I'm worried they will break on the way to me. :(

I am a person whose productivity is increased by little niceties like this, silly as that might be. What joy I would have starting my day by drinking my tea out of any of these cups. There's a lot of self love and snark on here, what could make for a better beginning I think.

Numbers 1 - 3 are particularly pretty yes? They're the ones I'm drawn to most because I suppose, of their use of colour. The others are a mixtures of interest in fandoms like pride and prejudice, Grey's anatomy, tea and of course my interest in my job, thus the Braille, I love the idea of my blind co-worker being able to pick up my cup and read what it says just like anyone else. yay accessibility!

I would love to have any of these as part of my collection of mugs which currently consists of one. That is in fact blank, which is okay cause I love it that way, appreciate both sides of the coin I say. It's midterms week if you're wondering.  Off I go back to assignments.

What tiny aesthetic value helps bring productivity to your door?

Peace. Love. Wit. 

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Round Up :: Blog Action Day 2014

Participating in Blog Action Day was rather enlightening for me this year. My topic of choice was gender inequality with a focus on street harassment because the issue stuck out and I feel, largely affected me to make my voice be heard.

So many bloggers all over the world chose to rattle their airwaves and show how inequality does not just affect gender but economics, race and identity. I felt an overwhelming need to reflect and that feeling gave rise to this round up post.

// The question was asked and given the statistics, it really had me wondering,  can we change the rules of the global economy?

// Helen has a suggestion on how, if yes, we might begin to try.

// My view on being mixed race is that it is a wonderful blessing however for those who live the concept everyday so many negative notions arise both outside and inside of the family a discussion of this is considered in this post.

// Though not an official participant of #BAD14 I thought this discussion on self harm and the discrimination those who battle this crisis face was rather timely, even more so because the post went up on Blog Action Day.

// Did you know that Nobel Peace Prize winner and champion for education for all Malala, started out just as another girl with a blog?I didn't and again it reminds me of the power of the written word to change and ripple through so many lives.

Something that continues to be underlined in my studies is the importance of reflection and I can truly say I have reaped the benefits of incorporating reflection into the many many facets of my life. So don't be surprised if reflection becomes a regular feature around here.

I hope you're having a happy relaxing Sunday evening. Me I'm still fighting my way through 91 pages of class readings. I'm on page 31 so far, wish me speed and concentrations!

What does inequality mean to you?

Peace. Love. Perspective.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Musing :: NOTD : Breast Cancer Awareness

Good morning and happy Friday! Did you know that it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? The boobies are something that are very important to me and this cause in particular has a special place in my heart as at a very young age I was made to be reminded that any disease could hit at any time.

There is no time limit or age limit to ill-health, it does not discriminate class nor creed nor any other distinguishing groupings we set for ourselves. This is the case with most sicknesses i acknowledge, this cause however, has a personal affect on my heart given past experience.

So if you haven't yet, check the gals (your own please I don't think you can read blogs from prison) for abnormal lumps, just to be safe.

Peace. Love. Better Safe than Sorry.