MAKE ROOM FOR MY NAME

by Candice Nembhard “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.  (via— TheContinue reading “MAKE ROOM FOR MY NAME”

26 | me too?

TW/CN: Mentions of rape, sexual violence and mental health issues. 2016, I was in the kitchen when I realised I’d been raped. I was probably making a curry, maybe even a soup, and without further given attention, the thought left as quickly as it came. There was no melt down, no big revelation, no teddyContinue reading “26 | me too?”

25 | 18:08.

I am scared of the winter as the summer is approaching Each day asking of a love that needs unfolding Quiet in the street, a heat boils underneath Matching the patterns of my feet, scuffed soles kiss concrete Too bold to become so obsolete we invent a secret greeting Kissing palm in one touch thatContinue reading “25 | 18:08.”

24 | keep it p.o.c.

I graduated from university almost a year ago now (yikes), and in this time frame between then and now, I have been slowly pushing myself to become re-acquainted with the act of reading for pleasure. After studying a literature degree, three years worth of photocopies, highlighters and neck cramp kinda’ took its toll; but taughtContinue reading “24 | keep it p.o.c.”

23 | work work work.

I recently landed a new job, a position that is actually a first for me.  Great company, great benefits and a relaxed environment, what more could I ask for? Even with these positives, I am worried about getting the balance between a working schedule and creating time to spend on personal/creative endeavours. It’s only withinContinue reading “23 | work work work.”

BUT HE’S NOT RACIST

by Candice Nembhard I have been living in Berlin for around two months now and generally the transition from the UK to mainland Europe has been a relatively easy process. If we put rising rent prices, endless German bureaucracy, and the future of Brexit aside, Berlin in some ways is a safe haven for aContinue reading “BUT HE’S NOT RACIST”

Interview w/ Bookmarker Berlin.

I was introduced to Candice by Lavender at the Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz in Berlin-Weißensee when I asked her: What are you reading and how do you like it so far? I am reading ‘Things Fall Apart’ by Chinua Achebe. It’s really interesting. I just got into reading it, but so far there seems toContinue reading “Interview w/ Bookmarker Berlin.”

22 | neo-soul sundays.

Since moving to Berlin, I’ve seen more weather changes in one day than I care to count. From rain to snow, to bright and sunny mornings, the party capital certainly does have it all. Unfortunately, it is taking a little toll on my skin. (Not going to sit here and proclaim I have the bestContinue reading “22 | neo-soul sundays.”

21 | look for it.

My last post which took great inspiration from the late John Berger was the first stepping stone into looking at observational work. Be it the selfie, portraiture, or even truisms, there is something to be said how a view on a object can render it completely vulnerable. It can be done with a smile, aContinue reading “21 | look for it.”