May 18, Your Culture

Where’s Our Narrative?

I love reading a variety of articles and books that allow me to debate and develop my own identity as a creative artist but also to help me grow into the black woman I want to be. Ever since I began nursery till today, a massive percentage of books and poems I’ve read are by […]

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Your Culture

Make Room For My Name

“It’s difficult to talk about double messages without having a twin tongue.” Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name I think of this quote from Audre Lorde and wonder why there is very little space for a Black British woman to write herself, moreover, write herself freely without contention. It is not that […]

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Oct 17, Your World

The Mirror That Never Reflected Me

It started with my first love: Brer Rabbit. Followed by the wild imaginings of Roald Dahl.  Poems stole, and still has my heart. Robert Louis Stevenson. Lewis Carrol. I could recite them word for word. English lessons wasn’t a chore for me – it was sanctuary. 2008 was a landmark year. Our teacher told us […]

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