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Charlene White

Charlene White

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I’m a mum on the PTA – the bitchy, meddling image of us is incredibly sexist

I joined the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at my son’s school a year ago, and the reaction of friends when I tell them never fails to amuse me....

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I’m wracked with grief at my daughter starting school

I’ve been experiencing a weird sort of parenting grief the last couple of weeks, one which hit me totally unexpectedly. My daughter Florence finally...

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It took 25 years for Loose Women to be taken seriously

It’s all systems go for the Loose Women team this week. On Sunday, for the first time in the show’s 25-year history, the team gets to walk the...

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Why I go on holiday without my kids

I love a holiday without my children. I mean, I love my children, that’s a given. I love spending time with them, that’s also a given. And I love...

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I’m fighting to improve my kids’ attention spans (and, yes, it involves CBBC)

There’s one complaint I hear a lot from my parent mates: the ever-shortening attention spans of their kids. What with advancements in technology,...

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I was raised by strict parents - children do need discipline

“Bollocks!” That was the reaction this week from a mum friend of mine to yet more guidance about the “correct” way to parent your children,...

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I’ve been abused for being an opinionated black woman. The fear never leaves you

It was when our office manager handed over a really kind handwritten letter from a viewer this week that I was reminded about the reality of being a...

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My favourite influencers had secret surgery and I feel betrayed

Cosmetic surgery isn’t something that has ever crossed my mind, to be honest with you. I’ve never felt compelled to hand over cash to someone to...

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With David Harewood at Rada’s helm, Black actors won't have to flee to Hollywood

On Thursday morning, my phone pinged with a screenshot from a friend of a news article that genuinely made me squeal with excitement. It was about the...

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My pride in my Jamaican culture was questioned because I wasn't raised there

I was reminded this week that the connection to your parents’ place of birth can still take a hold of you so strongly, even when you worry that the...

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My sister has moved abroad. Why am I grieving?

I’ve written before about the processes of grief when you lose a loved one, navigating the pathways of grief are the sorts of roads to which I’m...

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I was raised in British-Caribbean churches – and I want the same for my kids

Like thousands of other Caribbean immigrant families up and down the UK, when my maternal family moved to Britain from the Caribbean, they had to...

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Benjamin Zephaniah redefined what it means to be a literary great

When the message came through on one of the WhatsApp groups I’m part of on Thursday morning, the shock, sadness, and heartbreak we felt was...

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