Black History Month is here and I believe we all have a duty to take an individual responsibility to commemorate and celebrate this month. I believe celebrating black history throughout October is vital as it allows us to remember where we came from, the inventions and philosophies that were bestowed upon us and gives direction […]
I was born into addiction meaning that I was raised in an environment that harnessed selfish, dishonest and self-centred energies that contributed towards my disease. I remember living in crippling fear and anxiety due to my father’s alcoholism which resulted in me striving to imitate my mother’s portrayal of “feminine perfection”. I never knew balance or […]
In honor of Black History Month, we will be sharing some poems both spoken and written for you guys to enjoy! This is ‘Black People Doing Things Rarely Gets A Mention’ by Rebecca Akrofie. There were 2 Black boys on TV in the past month The first one they showed was face down The second […]
The black cinematic experience is changing and not just by the hands of straight poc but also queer poc. The reinvention of black films in the last ten years has reached new levels of success, dominating the box office earning millions worldwide, gaining critical acclaim and winning prestigious awards in the top categories for film. With 2019 around […]
“We are not the makers of History. We are made by it.” – Martin Luther King Where do you come from? At a time when even postcodes can spill blood, the question of identity is a loaded one. Yet while some steps have been taken to recover some of our long distorted history, many of […]
War. War was the first word that came to mind when I thought about how it feels for someone like me to live in this society. It’s stressful to not only be fighting for basic respect, but also having to fight to simply exist. I was previously untrained for this type of combat but it […]
In honor of Black History Month, we will be sharing some peoms both spoken and written for you guys to enjoy! This is ‘Black‘ by Brisbon Kofi. You can follow Brisbon Kofi on both Twitter and Instagram at: @brisbonkofi.
Recently I posted an article on Facebook about a white woman sharing her experience of being married to a Fijian man and how her husband and son have experienced a disgustingly large amount of racial hate crimes. In the midst of me sharing this post, I said: “white people are trash”. In the same regards as […]
In honor of Black History Month, we will be sharing some peoms both spoken and written for you guys to enjoy! This is ‘When They Dismiss My Blackness‘ by Yasmina Nuny. You can follow Yasmina Nuny on both Twitter and Instagram at: @yasmeeener.
“There is so much hurt in this game of searching for a mate, of testing, trying. And you realize suddenly that you forgot it was a game, and turn away in tears.” – Sylvia Plath I’m almost 26 and the topics of my future, legacy and family are on my mind a lot. Over the […]