Our Mother’s Hope

Mother Earth has been crying,heavy grey rain dropsand trying to tell us, her children,that she’s dying.She has been dying for years,crying out cold summers,warm winters and melting icecaps.Crying oiled oceans and plastic seas.She has been crying,and begging for her children to listen. And all at once, she stopped.She told us, she was nolonger crying out.... Continue Reading →

Ode To Meghan

They ask me, again, why I’m playing the race card, and I tell them I’m not playing – but yes – this is the race card; and now I’m laying all my cards, flat out blunt and openly on the table. Yes, this is the race card, because the media’s still separating the black suits... Continue Reading →

It’s Happening Now: Pray for Sudan

It’s happening now: A massacre in Sudan. And I know it’s not being plastered all over your screens, Like the fire that took Notre-Dame. Not being reported by your trusted BBC and Sky News, who hung their heads in solidarity for France. But it’s happening now in Sudan: A massacre. So, why don’t you consider... Continue Reading →

Hear This

We will never be enough, being a woman will never be enough. Creator, life giver, carrier, and still, we will never be enough. Alabama, you’re so wrapped up in your pro-life sentiments, Northern Ireland is cheering you on at the sidelines, with Trump and your other right wing, right hand allies.  Pro-life but who’s life? ... Continue Reading →

Appeasement

A year ago: Sorry you feel uncomfortable Sorry I shattered your idyllic visions and Sorry I tarnished your childhood home and located it somewhere other than heavenly Sorry I transformed it and muddied your precious memories Sorry I brought it up   Today: No, I won’t apologise for your discomfort and no I won’t apologise... Continue Reading →

Imprints

Imprints on our skin, fresh in our blood:   Straighten your hair, they slurred, as they staggered past. Straighten for you means whiten, Europeanise. Force my tight, nappy curls between the hot iron clasps of your European beauty standards; making myself acceptable for your viewing.   Her hair’s grey but she’s black, they laughed. Your white privilege reaches beyond the scope of... Continue Reading →

Appreciation or Appropriation?

Halloween season is upon us and I’m sure almost everyone is frantically trying to decide on a costume for the one of many parties that we’ve agreed to go to. Traditionally, Halloween is a day which enables people to remember the dead, and hence many believe the festival to be rooted in paganism. Less traditionally,... Continue Reading →

Caste aside

The last line of my first blog post reads ‘Black people need to do better.’ Now, eight posts later and I’m opening with this same belief in mind. From what I’ve seen, black people are one of the most racially divided groups. There is a massive lack of unity presenting the black community as a... Continue Reading →

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