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 taught […]

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10 | post-grad life.

I’ve been absent for a really long time and I really have no excuse for that. I moved out of one house, moved back into another, went on holiday, landed a job and am working on a project – I’m busy to say the least. Closing one chapter of your life in preparation for the […]

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6 | talk shmalk.

A few days ago, I hosted the first (and possibly the last ever) Talk Shmalk. The event consisted of food, drink, copious amounts of tobacco but most importantly, an idea. The premise was to curate a space in which people could bring an object, an image or any other stimuli, discuss its importance and open […]

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4 | black studies.

It was recently revealed that Birmingham City University has become the first in Europe to produce a degree focusing on the achievements of African descending people, entitled ‘Black Studies’. Set to come into action in 2017, the degree is said to inform and strengthen relationships both nationally and internationally regarding the success of black people […]

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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 risks […]

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