Where This Flower Blooms

I used to have a beautiful garden. One day I saw a bee flying lazily and dizzyingly, jolting from flower to flower, it flew as if it wanted to be noticed by me. The bee felt my gaze and flew towards me. Hypnotising me with it hum and dancing around my ears, we created a…

DIVERSITY IS A SCAM

Diversity is the palatable version of the ‘other.’ *** Diversity is the language of the oppressor. *** Diversity dictates norm, standards, neutrality and objectivity all off which are oppressive concepts. *** Diversity is a word without a past, present or future. There is no temporality with diversity. It is an empty signifier; it means everything…

Black Lives Matter: 50 demands for INSTITUTIONAL change!

The chaos of whiteness cost Black lives On Sunday 23 August 2020, a number of people witnessed the shooting of Jacob Blake, some of these witnessed included his own children. One can only (or rather not) imagine the deep-rooted trauma sustained when watching your own parent being shot at and you are rendered powerless to…

when white women get caught: victimhood as racialised violence

I exist in a time where Black Lives do not matter, where the Black psyche is under attack and our spirits are being ritually murdered. It is often in these times where Black voices are the most vocal, direct and unabashed and it is often in these times where white supremacy is its most violent….

Who does the work, whilst white people think about race?

The below piece of writing was originally intended as an email to my academic supervisors, but it is now a reflective essay about the impacts of whiteness within the academic and cultural sector .  Dear _____, _______ and ______, I have now entered the last year of my PhD program and my future beholds! During this…