"Things are not getting worse. They are getting uncovered. We must hold each other tight as we continue to pull back the veil". - Adrienne Maree Brown
Calm in Chaos: a general rambling post from me amongst the uncertain times which are COVID-19 and how I generally stay sane when it feels like the world is ending.
Considering I study film and everything surrounding it, you would think that I would have more blog posts dedicated to the topic; though there are a handful on the site already. Up until I decided to start pursuing the subject as a degree full time, I always saw films as time-fillers. I know, I can [...]
Is Black female representation as presented in film just a trend?
Originally posted on The National Student.
This is more of a laid back July post. So right now we're sitting in my least favourite season, summer. Yes, you read me correctly- summer is my least favourite season as I've mentioned previously in other blogposts. Anyway, the last couple of months have been rather tumultuous for me to say the least. There [...]
A piece exploring the impact of Djuna Barnes in queer literature. Originally posted on The National Student.
Most of the blog posts I write are heavily influenced by events that have taken place in my personal life, I would love to say that everything I write about is thoroughly and thoughtfully planned out, but the majority of the time, it isn't. Why do I say that? Well, the other night (I would [...]
The closing of a year is often lead with great anticipation. Halloween, bonfire night, Thanksgiving (for my American readers), Hanukkah, Christmas celebrations and then finally...the New Years build up. Then creeps in January, dragging its oversized shoes on the floor. January is like the Maroon 5 performing at the Super Bowl of months, despite my [...]
"Be confused, it's where you begin to learn to new things. Be broken, it's where you begin to heal. Be frustrated, it's where you start to make authentic decisions. Be sad, because if we are brave enough, we can hear our heart's wisdom through it. Be whatever you are right now. No more hiding. You [...]
“Depression in summer is weird. It’s not dark and brooding, for me - it’s white and hazy and confusing. You feel very absent from everyone and everything. And all the light seems a little too bright for your tired eyes.”