It’s been a minute since I’ve sat down to write a blog post. I can’t quite pinpoint the exact reason as to why I’ve been absent — as there are many — but know that I’m back, albeit briefly. Without giving too much away, a lot has happened within the last few months: a change in […]Read more "27 | to be continued."
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— The […]Read more "MAKE ROOM FOR MY NAME"
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 teddy […]Read more "26 | me too?"
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 that […]Read more "25 | 18:08."
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 taught […]Read more "24 | keep it p.o.c."
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 within […]Read more "23 | work work work."
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 a […]Read more "BUT HE’S NOT RACIST"