Carry-on: Let me tell you this…

We said we wouldn’t leave you high and dry while we’re on hiatus, and you know we never lie!

Here’s a little carry-on for you; a little something that makes your journey a teensy bit better! Take a listen and find out what we’ve been up to!

Oh and don’t forget to use the hashtag #Headscarvesandcarryons to let us know what you thought of this little treat! More to come soon…

Image credit: Handbag by Hermine Blanquart from the Noun Project

So, here’s the real, real

I haven’t been updating my blog. I feel like it gets to this time of year, and this automatically happens, because I get the holiday blues. I’ve been on this Earth for 32 years and I still haven’t completely figured out why – the reasons seem to change with the years, even if one thing remains constant, which is the disconnectedness of my family. But this isn’t really about that.

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The reject queen

I am the rejection queen. I don’t administer too many rejections myself, but I have become an expert at receiving them. Especially the big rejections – the ones that have a larger life impact, that can sway how the rest of your day, week, even year could go. And it’s not something I ever foresaw myself being able to handle really, because at heart I am a pretty sensitive person, who used to be very impacted by the opinions of others. But I suppose age and practice really do make perfect. Or they make for mild desensitisation; it’s unclear.

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The shark

Two years ago around this time, I wrote about my desire to keep moving, and the beginning of my detachment from the London I had once considered home…

Maame Blue Writes

“Home is where the heart is.”

I have always struggled with this phrase. It sounds simple enough but actually, I’m not sure it means anything more than “Home is where you like to sleep”, or “Home is where the person you like, likes to sleep”; but that sounds a bit like the mantra of a stalker, so maybe it’s not quite as simple as that.

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Episode 19: Headscarves and Questions

Welcome to our #Askusanything episode!

This week we answer your burning questions – Abi AK describes her experience of being a Christian in a Muslim country, and Maame B explains how she became a therapist and why she didn’t need a medical degree for it! We loved your questions so keep sending them to headscarves.carryons@gmail.com and we might answer them in another episode!

We also do our last spoiler (sorry?) recap of the final episode of season 3 of Insecure!

Have you got a question about life, love and everything in between? Sign up to Maame B’s Tiny Letter (tinyletter.com/maameblue), send her your questions (maameblue@outlook.com) and she’ll answer them anonymously in the next newsletter!

Rate, review and subscribe, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #headscarvesandcarryons to let us know what you thought of the episode!

 

Image credit: Question by parkjisun from the Noun Project

The moment of leaving

You left.

Don’t all the best stories start this way: at the beginning of the end. Just after things get difficult. This story is about leaving therapy, about being the therapist and walking out. It is about stepping away from a belief system you had given your life to for ten years.

Exiting the work was a process. You move away from the constant simmer of emotions, forget the polyester smell of the couch cushions, and return to the memories of borrowed time and fifty minutes filled with silence, anguish, and trauma. These were the hardest things to do. Can you talk about these things? Or at least try?

Read the full piece over at Watermelanin Magazine

 

Image credit: Photo by Artsy Solomon c/o nappy.co