Resilience

In the West, the proverb see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil means to turn a blind eye to something that is legally or morally wrong. The above is part of  a response to a call l took part in 2017 for TedXSkoll. The piece l wrote in 2017 was entitled Speak no EVIL. The phrase Speak…

Nesting

Amai Chii? Mothering, motherhood. What is that. I find it fascinating that most parents agree that parenting is the most difficult, trying, challenging job in the world. I find it equally fascinating that as challenging as it is, it’s a job that comes with an ambiguous job description except one thing. BE PRESENT Whether one…

Musvo

Model/Artist: Laura Nyahuye Wordsmith: Laura Nyahuye Designer maker: Laura Nyahuye Photographer: John Whitmore

Boxed in

You want to put me in a box Tell me what I am And what I am not But I am me I am strong ‘Pushy’ I am kind ‘Weak’ I am vulnerable ‘Needy’ I am White ‘Black’ I am passionate ‘A kid on a gap year’ You see what you want to see You…

Aluta continua!

Chest tight, lungs starving for air,  could not breath, is that the only existence  He set before me? Siting on her back watching waiting, waiting for what?.. Hopped off her back, they are watching me, l am watching IT, IT is watching me, Daring me, poking me. As if it was reciting my whole life…

In my garden

In my Garden there are sticks and stones rainbows and parachutes pine trees and pine cones In my garden there are rocks and pebbles snails and rattlesnakes snow and thunder In my garden there are cows and donkeys mice and ants rosebushes and jelly tarts In my garden there are friends and villains raspberry trees…

Shoes II

I remember the dress, pleated, floral I remember staring… Sandwiched between them, I remember the rumbling of their voices in fervent prayer   ‘Prayer of the righteous availeth much’   I remember them standing there Sitting there Kneeling there Watching, watching, waiting   ‘Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength’   I…

Shoes I

I remember those shoes Blue Shiny With a silver band Hand down shoes for the poor kid The pikey kid The gypo kid An act of kindness Reminding me that I am different Not the same Dress up Shape up Be like us But I cannot Will not Be like you My difference is my…

Coming together

This piece was co-created over the course of three days (14th – 16th July 2020) as the formal part of the project came to a conclusion. The piece was intended as a reflection on the nature of our collaboration and the ways in which our lives and ways of thinking are interwoven. One person provided…

These lungs

These lungs It’s as if the Felter, handpicked  the sheep right from the get go then plucked out  every uptight strand of Virgin hair Weaving it Brushing it Kinky curly on a new-born As seconds Gently sway into minutes minutes into hours as the chosen surrender itself into the hands the Felter Chaos coming in…