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What Do Mis/educate and Beyonce Have In Common?

We share a birthday of course!

Today marks 3 years since I started this blog/platform. Today is a day of reminiscing, slight stressing but celebrating how far this platform has come.

Firstly, an update: as you may or may not know from the podcast, I have graduated university which means a sis is out here in the adult world. It’s scary, it’s the ghetto and I do feel like a child playing pretend at adulting. However, what this means is that I will not be able to commit as much to Mis/ as much as I was able to in the last 3 years.

What this means for the blog is that I will be trying to write blog pieces if and when I can. However, I will be posting show notes from the podcast to the site because I refuse to neglect my baby! By show notes, I mean the episode description, in depth links and possibly a paragraph or two with more of my thoughts on the episode.

But back to the celebrations!

Three years ago today, I posted my first blog on the site The Miseducation of Sticks + Stones. Inspired by Lauryn Hill’s monumental album and the saying “sticks and stones may break my bones,” this site, for me, was the ‘official’ start of my creative journey. It was the beginning of putting my work out there for the world (or my one loyal reader in Russia) to read.

It was cathartic.

It was/still is about allowing myself to dig deep, critically analyse areas of my life and society and - as I like to say - unlearn and relearn.

I never knew where the blog would take me and I really didn’t think it would take me here. As you know, last year the new site launched and earlier this year, I released the podcast. In creating Mis/educate and documenting the journey I’ve been on, I realised that other people were also going on the same journey of unlearning and learning. The podcast and the interviews I’ve conducted thus far have allowed me to share this journey with so many other people, especially other Black women. It also allowed me to talk a lot of rubbish too.

This is all to say a massive thank you to every single person who has engaged with my blog, told me the impact of the blog posts/podcast episodes and encouraged me to keep going. I truly appreciate it and if only one person reads this, know I truly appreciate you.

I would really love to tease the new things I’m doing with Mis/educate but truly I do not know. I guess you’ll have to stay tuned to find out.


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