Blogging, Books, Literature

Poetry To The People

Last September (2018) my sister, Kimberley Chakona, released her second book titled Poetry to the People. The most exciting part about this release is the collaboration of artists. I had always known my sister wanted to collaborate with other poets and artists in general but I didn't expect it to happen so early on in her… Continue reading Poetry To The People

Blogging, Films, Literature

Breaking In [And Out the Burden of Representation]

SPOILER ALERT!!! A couple nights ago I finally watched Breaking In, 2018, and I thought I loved it (as I do most strong-black-female-lead films I watch). The film is directed by James McTeigue — who's résumé isn't all that impressive considering I feel very unamused by all his other work. The screenplay is by Ryan Engle… Continue reading Breaking In [And Out the Burden of Representation]

Blogging, Films, Literature

Nappily Ever After — Hair Chronicles

SPOILER ALERT!!! On the 21st of September my daughter and I snugged up in bed to watch Nappily Ever After, 2018, a Netflix original. The film, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, had already been added to 'My List' the day the trailer was released because somehow, I already knew I would love it, representation plus actual… Continue reading Nappily Ever After — Hair Chronicles

Blogging, Books, Literature

Neu Opus: Poetry for Women of Colour

Ever since we were little kids, I knew my older sister wanted to write a book. She'd have ideas of writing a children's book among many others... I remember how she'd draw and doodle the cutest illustrations to some of the most motivational quotes and positive speech you would expect from an older sister, a… Continue reading Neu Opus: Poetry for Women of Colour