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”

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”

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.”

12 | automatic black love.

Unconsciously, I think I’ve always loved myself. In charting the the troughs and peaks of my self-love journey, I can easily say that in my lowest points, there was an innate desire to fully accept my body, my hair, skin, ethics and drive. It’s so easy to remember the points in which you felt veryContinue reading “12 | automatic black love.”

8 | paris.

I recently came back from what was technically my first solo trip. Hardly an adventure, when you consider it’s less than hour away by flight but give me some credit; it’s something that I completely undertook by myself. As of late, my interests have been geared towards discovering and entering the world of Afro-Europeans. MyContinue reading “8 | paris.”

3 | soft/black/woman.

  I have this excerpt of Sonia Sanchez’s poem ‘Present’ pinned up in my room. It sits proudly next to a ‘Respect and Protect the Black Woman’ photograph taken at a rally. Everyday I see these two images and sub consciously make the decision to not only love myself but love myself wholeheartedly; all risksContinue reading “3 | soft/black/woman.”