Coming Out With My Mother

My mother has never believed in rules as an adult. “Nobody can tell you what to do with your life. And if they do, they can fuck off” she told me once, sitting at our kitchen table in Stockholm, Sweden. My mother and I came out around the same time. I say ‘came out’ but […]

#AZBHMPoetry – ‘Black Sisters’

In honor of Black History Month, we will be sharing some poems both spoken and written for you guys to enjoy! This is ‘Black Sisters’  by Lauren Ige. Black Sisters Strong, Fierce We rise Dada yangu (My sister) Not held or consumed by mental constraints We recognise our power, move with grace and speak with […]

Recovering from Addiction with Queer Love

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 […]

5 Queer PoC Filmmakers Reinventing Film

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 […]