It means “people of this Earth”

a drawing of a very dignified deer with antlers and a crown of large red flowers, vegetation and peacock feathers

what I am the most is tired. Tired of reductionism, of pity, of milk of sorrow and separation from the Earth, of detachment from the surrounding and inner cosmos. Tired of a blind denial of the unknown, of pseudo-intellectual and social enlightenment leading to darkness. Tired of edgy postures and their thousand paper cuts. Of persistent trauma and drama, underlined so many times the original words have long ago faded and only liquid see-through highlighter remains. Of placing more stones on my chest rather than digging my way out. Digging my way through. Continue reading It means “people of this Earth”

NEW GIG: Raze Collective Poetry Performance Power

This Saturday 6th March 5pm GMT I’ll be reading some poetry on Raze Collective‘s Instagram account. A lot of lovely queers will be doing the same through the weekend, so watch out. Saturday Cynthia Rodríguez JuárezZain Baweja1990s ChrisMaz Hedgehog Sunday Continue reading NEW GIG: Raze Collective Poetry Performance Power

Performative allyship won’t lead to black liberation

(featured image source: Nappy.co) Note: as a non-black person of colour, it’s not up to me to decide what will and won’t lead to black liberation. It is not up to me to call myself an ally either, since calling Continue reading Performative allyship won’t lead to black liberation

Queers & Co. podcast interview

It’s my birthday today. 34 years old now, and we’re mostly celebrating indoors watching television and cuddling the cat. Coincidentally, I got another present: my interview on Gem Kennedy’s Queers & Co. podcast is out now. For a bit more Continue reading Queers & Co. podcast interview

Book Review: Dean Atta – The Black Flamingo

Featured picture: Kings Place. The first Young Adult verse novel in Dean Atta’s catalogue, feels like a warm hug to my inner child, inner teenager, inner baby queer. We grow through over 300 pages (over three hours as an audiobook Continue reading Book Review: Dean Atta – The Black Flamingo

Man on the Moon

Heyy, I had a lovely workshop at Everybody’s Reading Festival and would definitely do it again. The festival is still going on this month and you should go to the events. Particularly looking forward to the Black History Month Special Continue reading Man on the Moon

VIDEO: How to Leave the House in Times of Trouble

The world sucks sometimes. You’ve read on “Craig David” about a lot of the boogers that happened in the world, and that was just for ONE WEEK. The following weeks kept getting worse and worse in small and great scale: police Continue reading VIDEO: How to Leave the House in Times of Trouble