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Being Black IV: The Strengthsitivity of the Black Father

16 July 2021
This month's blog is a further exploration of black fatherhood from both a personal and psychological perspective, and is especially relevant in the age of Black Lives Matter.

Shaking off the Shackles of Adapted Black Masculinity

28 June 2021
In this, the third exploration of black masculinity, we now consider the role of adaptation, its drivers both political and social, and how this not only saves black men, but also leads sadly to sense of inauthenticity and loneliness.

The Lockdown Diaries Pt 2: Lessons In (Black) Happiness

26 April 2021
Part two of an extensive exploration of the trials and tribulations of the past year, and looks at how this has impacted upon us all.

End of Year Blog

1 April 2021
The CoronaVirus is not so much the cause of the panic we are seeing around the West. It is the lack of direction from those we ask to watch over us, from those we nominate to be our political parents.

If I Was Your Boyfriend: Love And The Black Man

3 March 2021
This is about us, black men, talking about what love is, and about me opening another doorway to this exploration for us all.

#Mockingbird: The Writings of a Black Boy

28 February 2021
Childhood experiences which helped shape the man I am and who wrote the book Intersections of Privilege and Otherness in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Rage of a Black Man

31 January 2021
This new year was supposed to be a new beginning, a new start, the first steps along the road towards the exit of this pandemic. Yet, here we are in the United Kingdom, under a third national lockdown, prompted by rising infection rates influenced by the mutation of this Covid-19 virus so it has become more infectious, more dangerous to us all.

Crossroads Burning

31 December 2020
Here in the UK the disparate response to the coronavirus has involved the unwitting sacrifice of so many in order to minimise the impact upon the financial status of those at the top. This is in danger of becoming an issue which will not find purchase in any governmental consideration of how best to respond the impact of the lockdowns etc upon said communities.

Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos

31 May 2020
Like many of you reading this, as a black person these past few weeks have been especially painful, as I watch with ongoing rage the treatment of black people across the world. This week though there seems to have been a tipping point, and this was, for me, prompted by two major events.

Lockdown One: We are the Lord of the Flies

30 April 2020
Presenting a psychological journey through the past year, at 6,000 words long The Lockdown Journals: Born Again is an extensive exploration of the trials and tribulations of the past year, and looks at how this has impacted upon us all.