Meet The Woman Behind The First Patois Speaking Doll | Black Ballad

As I interview Saffron, we are interrupted by sounds of musical toys, clanging and screeches from Billie-Rae, the 16-month-old demanding her mother’s attention. I laugh and wave hello at the little girl that inspired the creation of Toya, the world’s first Jamaican Patois speaking doll.

 

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TOP TEN MYTHS ABOUT THE CONTRACEPTIVE PILL | London Doctors Clinic

Discussing and debunking ten common myths about the combined oral contraceptive pill and the progesterone-only pill (mini pill).

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Everyone should have the right to healthcare, including migrants and refugees | Consented

From the start of their journey until their destination, accessing healthcare remains a challenge for asylum seekers and refugees.

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When you feel like you’re not good enough to be in the room | Dream Nation

Maya Angelou, one of the most accomplished poets of our time, once said “each time I write a book, every time I face that yellow pad, the challenge is so great. I have written eleven books, but each time I think, ‘uh-oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody and they’re going to find me out.”

 

Read article here: When you feel like you’re not good enough to be in the room | Dream Nation

We must not ignore violence against women | Dream Nation

 

Violence against women can be defined as “violence that is directed at a woman because she is a woman or that affects women disproportionately”. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General, states that “violence against women continues to persist as one of the most heinous, systematic and prevalent human rights abuses in the world. It is a threat to all women, and an obstacle to all our efforts for development, peace, and gender equality in all societies”.

Read article here: We must not ignore violence against women | Dream Nation

This article is a part of the Women Who Dream series in honour of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women,

 

an ode to my girls | Athena Talks

See original poem here: an ode to my girls | Athena Talks

afro puffs and braided hair
dodging the peak time oyster fare
laughing too loud but we don’t care
show me my london girls

primark jeans on bursting hips
lollipops meet ruby woo lips
scoffing down those too-salt chips
show me my London girls

therapy sessions on playground swings
tending our heartbreak and broken wings
loving all that sisterhood brings
show me my London girls

harmonising with our mothers’ song
learning to be both soft and strong
creating a world in which we belong
show me my london girls

SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA: THE STORY OF ONE MISSHAPEN CELL | London Doctors Clinic

Read article here: SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA: THE STORY OF ONE MISSHAPEN CELL | London Doctors Clinic

Content:

  • What is sickle cell disorder?
  • Who gets sickle cell disorders?
  • Inheriting sickle cell disorders
  • Sickle cell diagnosis
  • Managing sickle cell disorders

 

 

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FINDING A PLACEMENT | 6med Doctors Project

USE YOUR CONTACTS

You don’t need to have family member or a friend who is a doctor to be able to use your contacts wisely. According to the theory of six degrees of separation, you’re only six introductions away from any other person on the planet. While maybe only partly true, I can’t emphasise enough the power of networks and contacts.

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AM I SIGNING MY LIFE AWAY? | 6med Doctor Project

You can generally split medical students into three groups of people: those who believe that they were born to do medicine, those who wish they could do anything but medicine, and those somewhere in between. If you’re in the first group, you probably came out of the womb with a stethoscope around your neck. Your favourite childhood game was Operation, you’ve watched House so many times you know that lupus is always the diagnosis and you started looking for work experience at the age of 12. Chances are, the idea of giving up your entire life to pursue medicine is a dream come true.

Read article here: Am I Signing My Life Away | 6med Doctors Project