Hi, I’m Sara, the one behind this blog – thanks for taking the time to check me out!
I’m a Jamaican Brit living in London who grew up in both countries, and moving around a lot meant that I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about (and struggling with) my identity, where I ‘fit’ and how I’ve ended up being the person I am today.
I started this blog because when I was growing up and having these experiences feeling alone was common for me and I felt like my experiences were unique when in fact they weren’t. As I’ve gotten older I’ve realised that socio-political factors played a part in my experiences, and this is something that’s happened to many Black women – I just didn’t know that at the time.
Thankfully now there are so many more inspirational Black women in the public eye shining a light on these issues, and I want to add my tales and talk about some of these socio-political factors that have unwittingly shaped me and/or others, and also chat about books along the way because why not?
So stay and chat with me for a while – and if you want to see short snippets of my thoughts and my other bibliophilic posts, check me out on Twitter (@purplehuedviews and @burke4000) and Instagram (@purplebookclub).