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 […]
A Prayer to my Unborn Child, Nyima Dondrub Mohamed (2018) Pen and Ink on Paper I am a queer artist of colour. The queerness of my work has been questioned and I wanted to share my views. It’s simple: I am queer. I am an artist. Consequently, the pieces I create are queer art. There are queer […]
Black queer people have throughout history, and still, today, stood on the barricades for both the black and the queer struggle. We scream at the top of our lungs for black people, other people of colour and our non-black queer siblings – but who screams for us? Often we are left to fend for ourselves […]
Consider this an official ‘Coming Out.’ I’m a brown woman who likes boys and girls. I work in the sex industry doing fetish wrestling, nude work, and I’m an on-off stripper (more of that another time!). Although I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs, I love my life, I love my work, and […]
Speech Debelle first came onto the scene in 2009 with her first album, Speech Therapy which won the prestigious Mercury music prize. Speech Therapy was followed up by Freedom of Speech in 2012, fast forward five years and Speech is back with her third album, Tantil Before I Breathe. We caught up with her to talk […]
BBZ London is a relatively new queer friendly night in London, held at the family owned eatery and creative space, Buster Mantis. BBZ is quite young at the ripe age of only 6 months but have taken London by storm. It is a space where you can be free and be your authentic self, while dancing to some amazing music. […]
I spend my life running from an amalgamation of truths, poverty, race, queerness, Islamaphobia and gender. It is an epic race, running and running. I have been running faster and faster the older I get, sweat running down my aging body as I jump over more and more hurdles – housing–running–health- running-education- running-work-running. This week […]
If life is a game, then black queer people quickly learn that different rules apply to them – or at least, so it seems.
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I really never expected to have a coming out story. I thought I’d always be able to dismiss conversation about when I’d get a boyfriend; when all I wanted was date a girl.