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It’s Hard to Be Persistent When Dating

Photo via Kohlerphoto from Getty Images Signature Though dating is supposed to be an exciting experience. As it’s the chance to socialize, meet new people and ultimately form beautiful connections. When people tend to ask me about dating, I always let out a BIG sigh because for me personally dating has been trash.  It’s honestly…

Tips for Your Self-Love Journey

Photo by Arina Krasnikova from Pexels The concept of “self-love” has been around for a while, but recently people have been coming around to it again. Our “insecure era” is over and the girlies are getting on the “healing” train! So today, I’m going to talk about my self-love journey and the ways in which I have been…

Accurate & Diverse Portrayals of Dark Skin POC Improved My Awareness of Colourism

Photo by Juan Vargas from Pexels,Photo by Trung Nguyen from Pexels,Photo by Riya Kumari from Pexels,Photo by Jermaine Ulinwa from Pexels,Photo by Muhammadtaha Ibrahim Ma’aji from Pexels,Photo by Anna Tarazevich from Pexels, Photo by Tisha Vassel from Pexels, Photo by Aviz from Pexels Although it’s necessary to read, listen and watch content that will educate you on colourism. In my experience, I’ve learnt that if I didn’t seek out an accurate representation of dark skin Brown and Black people,…

9 Best Self-Love Practices for Valentine’s Day

Photo by Tim Mossholder from Pexels It’s easy to live through each day of the year wallowing in the pressures and difficulties that come with being human and thus neglecting ourselves. It’s also easy to crave things such as love, pampering from others, the feeling of being special, plus being thought about. Now, while these are valid and…

There is a Time and a Place For Romantic Relationships!

Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels So in the year 2022, I think I’m finally ready to date 😝 Since the beginning of Uni, I’ve been pressured to date. I was always asked by friends, acquaintances and even co-workers questions such as ‘why are you single?’, ‘don’t you want a boyfriend?’, ‘why aren’t you dating?’. Now although they…

Three Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day While Single

Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels Valentine’s day is a perfect day to celebrate love. However, who says that you have to celebrate it with a romantic partner or partners? So, to all my single people out there who are not in the mood to mingle, here are three ways you can enjoy Valentine’s day this year. Me, Myself and…

Perfect Christmas Gifts From Black & Brown Owned Businesses

Photo by Olya Kobruseva from Pexels With Christmas just around the corner, It’s safe to say that many of you are on the hunt to find the perfect presents for your loved ones. So to make this process easier for you, here is a mini directory filled with fabulous Black and Brown owned businesses with the perfect Christmas…

Black Joy is a Sweet and Precious Experience

Photo by nappy from Pexels This article was inspired by the wonderful book Black Joy which we highly suggest you purchase Though we celebrate Black History month every month here at Dark Hues. We decided to still do something special because ultimately why not? So to honour Blacktober the beautiful and talented Black team members chose to use…

What To Pack For The Ultimate Camping Trip

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Camping is exciting! It’s the adventure that leaves you having the best daydreams of what you’ll get up to. Sometimes, we get so excited that we forget the little details of our packing. Especially, when it’s our first time going on a camp trip – your excitement is valid! But, you want to…

Puff Puff Alone is Good But THIS! 😍

I present to youuuu…..my peanut butter and chocolate puff puff 🍫🥜⁣⁣⁣⁣For those of you who don’t know what puff puff is, think of it as a Nigerian doughnut (it’s also eaten in other West African countries). Once you get it right, it’s honestly so easy to make! Plus, Puff Puff on its own is totally…

Party Jollof Rice is a West African Staple

Jollof rice is a classic and warming West African dish that’s bursting with flavour. Growing up, my family looked forward to eating Jollof every Sunday, where it would be served with delectable side dishes such as fried plantain, coleslaw and moin moin. I would venture to say that it is near impossible to attend any…

Who Needs Restaurants When I Can Cook at Home?

Now although lock-down is easing and restaurants are now starting to open up. Understandably, some of you may not be thrilled by the idea of going out to eat. Since the number of people with COVID-19 is still dangerously high and if you’re not in the mood to venture outside to have your favourite treats…

I’M BLACK Y’ALL

Trigger Warning: Colourism, Sexual Assault “Nobody loves a black girl. Not even herself”― Nicole Dennis-Benn The recent and ongoing Black Lives Matter protests have acted as a catalyst for necessary conversations that are long overdue. Conversations about institutional racism, the effects of white supremacy, the dangers faced by Black trans people, White privilege… and so much more.…

#DarkHuesChats with @babesabouttown

Welcome or welcome back to #DarkHuesChats! In today’s chapter, we had the opportunity to talk to award-winning blogger, screenwriter, digital consultant and now the author of their new book ‘Bringing Up Race’, Uju Asika. 1. So apart from being a screenwriter/author can you tell us a little bit more about yourself? I was born in…

4 Tips For Taking Care Of Your Mental Health

Mental health is something that will always be important, but it’s especially important right now for the Black community. There is so much going on and it’s all going on at once. Police brutality and protests are the current centres of attention, and it’s a lot!  A couple of years ago, I could watch a…

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