So yesterday I saw a poster. It was a white woman, sitting in zen and a white light surrounding her from the background. It said: 'reconnect with your spirit' It is in me...the word 'white', as a very strong world of power. To declare peace, is to declare conformity to a white flag guided in the … Continue reading Day 5: White, am i.
So in 2016, during the last semester of my first year masters at the #GSA_UJ, I subjectively took on the politics of hair featuring en la arquitectura. You can find the full project here on my academic blog Slim Cognito 🙂 Titled The Weighting Aisle: Dismantling Structures of Power in the Check-out Aisle, I explored myself, blackness, dreams … Continue reading Day 4: Dark Brown 4B/4C Natural Hair – is a ‘discrimination issue’
I let go of my expectations. It took a moment... I saw myself in you, (the rope) It wasn't love at first sight, I just knew you (the rope tightened) Cliche? no There was a peace The language of English, inadequate to comprehend. It was black, It was intense, Innate... true. … Continue reading Day 3: White Love means nothing: An Ode to Black
Happy Easter to those celebrating! Hehehe, although for me, I didn't celebrate this year. Why? Well, I'll tell you 🙂 Firstly, because I am away from home. Like no lie, home anchors down a lot of things but the further away I am, the more me I become, and I like that. I decide what … Continue reading Fast & Furious Easter
It's only April guys, but 2017 so far as been DR-A-MATIC! From not getting my previous dorm room, to having linoleum flooring, to hijackings and theft (and random dorm room black outs "I fear for my pc! Goodness...". It's been hectic only 4 months in. I don't know... I feel like the first thing we … Continue reading Day 2: 2017 is full of surprises (literally!)
Ever have the need to start a blog? And just type out your mind? But then get to the screen and keyboard just to decide you need to take a break first. So you lie down for a "quick" nap. Only to awake the next day. New day, new responsibilities, procrastination round 365 (disgraceful facepalm)... … Continue reading Day 1: Writer Lust