First person to introduce me to SiR was one of my long time friends, a gem really. She mentioned how the song "Hair Down" featuring Kendrick Lamar reminded her of Foxy, my former alter ego. With intrigue, I listened to the track expecting something adjacent to Cardi B or Nicki Minaj cause people often mistook … Continue reading Chasing Summer — SiR
First time I listened to Jidenna was when he released the song Classic Man. It was such a vibe so I instantly grew a liking to him. Of course being an existing Janelle Monáe fan, when Yoga was released I was also all over that. And rightfully so, when Jidenna finally realised his album The … Continue reading 85 To Africa — Jidenna
When working on healing and growth, triggers are an all too common trait. Often I've found myself upset at the lack of a "trigger warning" be it on the news, social media, or life in general. I found myself going through intense distress and dis-ease when there is no warning, therefore, no mental preparation, and … Continue reading Trigger Protection Mantra — Jhené Aiko
Couple weeks ago I was watching "Someone Great" on Netflix then a proper jam came on during one of the scenes. I quickly grabbed my phone, as one does, and asked Siri "What song is this?". This is how I discovered Lizzo's song "Truth Hurts". I can be resistant to change so I was literally … Continue reading I’m Crying Cuz I Love Lizzo!
SPOILER ALERT!!! I have always been a fan of thriller, suspense, horror, and sci-fi genres since I started consuming media. However, the gory genres that usually fall under horror are definitely not my cup of tea. Regardless, I have managed to watch all the Purge films now including the most recent release, The First Purge, … Continue reading The First Purge — Trigger Warning!
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
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]