Amara Amaryah | travel + books + poetry, always poetry. a platform for story-telling, visuals, positive self-talk and empowerment | english tourism week, bigging up birmingham. hello loves this week is a good week to big up birmingham. it’s english tourism week and i’m witing about my favourite parts of my city. only recently have i started calling birmingham ‘mine’. and only recenty have i started to appreciate and prioritise local travel. an instagram friend told me she was
Amara Amaryah | travel + books + poetry, always poetry. a platform for story-telling, visuals, positive self-talk and empowerment| self-care reflections for 9-5ers. hello loves i hope you’re having a beautiful start to the week. if not, i hope you’re being kind to yourself anyway. what better way to restart the working week than some self-care routines? i’ve just returned from a week-long poetry retreat at Arvon and am still adjusting back to work/life routine. i’ve teamed up
Amara Amaryah | travel + books + poetry, always poetry. a platform for story-telling, visuals, positive self-talk and empowerment.| letter to my 23 year old self. you taught me that i am able to manifest everything that i deeply need. when i trust it in prayer. i learnt that magic can become reality if i believe it to be so and i learnt to listen. to my self and to my God. i am sure that any other year i might have crumbled under the pressure of the lessons of 22. but i didn’
Amara Amaryah | travel + books + poetry, always poetry. a platform for story-telling, visuals, positive self-talk and empowerment | solo travel tips + lessons. hello loves i hope everyone has had a good week. if you follow me on instagram you’ll know that it’s been a week since my solo travels to budapest. before i drop my budapest travel diaries, i thought it would be a good idea to write about my solo travel experience. so. officially budapest was my first solo trip. the fi
Amara Amaryah | travel + books + poetry, always poetry. a platform for story-telling, visuals, positive self-talk and empowerment | january blues hello loves january is a tough one. on the one hand you’ve got that strong, ambitious capricorn boss energy. and on the other hand, my plants are definitely dying, my hair is dry and i’m pretending that vitamin D deficiency is completely normal. and everyone has the january blues. one of my favourite quotes from my favourite truman
Amara Amaryah | travel + books + poetry, always poetry. a platform for story-telling, visuals, positive self-talk and empowerment | 2019 new year’s intentions hello loves i’ve had some interesting conversations already this year about setting realistic intentions for 2019. 2018 saw impressive growth with page views, revamped the blog (did you notice?) and also improved quality of my content. i’m proud of what 2018 taught me about my blogging style and i’m ready to take it all
Amara Amaryah | travel + books + poetry, always poetry. a platform for story-telling, visuals, positive self-talk and empowerment. hello loves another book post because if i understand anything about autumn it is the requirement to drink 4+ cups of tea, candles lit, by the heater with the best book life can supply. earlier on in the year i wrote a post reviewing a selection of books that meant much to me in the moment. i’m gonna do that again here, but for this moment. and in
hi, i’ve come to share all of the glitter from the Birmingham black british bloggers BBB Mixer. Dust your mobile/ laptop screens because it is plentiful. You’re welcome. But honestly. It was so necessary. I said that in the write up post, but I’m going to properly demonstrate the range and variety of bloggers and content creators that we’re hiding up here in the midlands. And none of us had to pay big money and trek to London for this opportunity to connect with other equal
hello loves i spent last weekend boomeranging my way through IG stories, expanding my circle of brummie creatives and clicking and clapping for black british content creators until my hands hurt. Saturday 19th May marked the very first Black British Bloggers Mixer outside of London, and it brought together so many of us in the midlands. Having followed the platform for the longest while, i really appreciated the opportunity to enjoy the community beyond virtual spaces …and of
self love, self love, self love. i’m back documenting the work of more black women doing bits. two weeks ago i attended the Naturally Crowned event curated by Bonnie Lush Hair and My Ebony Box. it was glorious. i enjoyed the company of black women in birmingham interested in developing healthy self love habits and i made some friends. it was also an opportunity for me to read poetry fresh from the manuscript and i can’t wait to read from these pages more more more. the day wa
hello loves i’m in a sharing mood. it’s been a while since i’ve shared any poetry. i want to. here is something that i am rehearsing and filling my flat with in preparation for the Naturally Crowned Event this saturday. a poem, from the first manuscript. These self-made sista circles are
That is what upsets and confuses the world.
Last so long
Work so well.
Black Girls Brunch Better. Black Woman Magic. Helping Black Women live their best lives. Black Women taking up space. Black women supporting black women in full force. My first brunch of 2018 with Black Ballad’s ‘Black Girls Brunch’ left me full of mantras and affirmations such as these. Black Ballad’s first event in Birmingham brought together the new faces in the city, sitting black women from several walks of life amongst one another. I find that this is the essence of Bla
Nottinghill Carnival: Find ways to
representing your family.
And your culture likewise. Allow yourself the space to get frustrated with not being documented.
Or being documented in such a way that
it is no longer about you.
Or your people. Or your collected history.
Trust that frustration.
Trust it and
give it the room it needs to develop
and spread into every dormant part of your being until
you must exhibit all that you are proud of
in a docum