DYCP-Blog 7: Does it Feel Right To You? (sonic journeying with Cherelle Sappleton)

Cherelle and I met when we both took part in The Colour Green Lab - a 4-part digital programme, led by Farah Ahmed for Julie’s Bicycle (as part of the Arts Council England environmental sustainability programme) between January and March. The Colour Green Lab was a knowledge and skills programme, to support and empower Black… Continue reading DYCP-Blog 7: Does it Feel Right To You? (sonic journeying with Cherelle Sappleton)

DYCP-Blog 6: Some thoughts on planning a novel…

A large part of my DYCP application was about me having the time to create a detailed plan for my first - *gulp!* - novel. I’d decided to approach this by working my way through the Writers HQ online course called Plotstormers, taking advantage of the generous sponsorship I’d been awarded which gave me a… Continue reading DYCP-Blog 6: Some thoughts on planning a novel…

DYCP -Blog 5: JAGUAR KIN, pt.2 – Filming a video with Thirty10Arts & Blk Diamond Dance

My preliminary meetings with Munya Muchati at Thirty10Arts were so incredibly helpful with guiding me in how to plan the video effectively so that the filming day would run as smoothly as possible. He talked me through the things I needed to think about in order to write a detailed Creative Brief for a film project.… Continue reading DYCP -Blog 5: JAGUAR KIN, pt.2 – Filming a video with Thirty10Arts & Blk Diamond Dance

DYCP – Blog 4: JAGUAR KIN pt.1- A poem becomes a song…

The seed for this collaborative project was planted at the end of April. I met up with friend and fellow writer, Oluwafemi Hughes Jonas (aka Femi), who had also been a part of the Tenebrae: Lessons Learnt In Darkness project (see my last blog for more info) for Brighton Festival. Although we’d been in the… Continue reading DYCP – Blog 4: JAGUAR KIN pt.1- A poem becomes a song…

The Story of Bob Marley

The Story of Bob Marley by Future Bookazines It was a joy to work with Future Bookazines again earlier this year, on a special Story of Bob Marley bookazine. Teenage me would not have believed that one day somebody would pay me to listen to and write about Bob Marley! The bookazine is filled with… Continue reading The Story of Bob Marley

Tenebrae: Lessons Learnt in Darkness (for Brighton Festival)

I was honoured to be selected as one of the fifteen commissioned writers for this Brighton Festival project! On May 22nd, from dawn until dusk, the Theatre Royal will be taken over by a soundscape installation - which you can read more about on the festival website. The installation has been worked on by a… Continue reading Tenebrae: Lessons Learnt in Darkness (for Brighton Festival)

Walking with Black Girls Hike & a feature in The Voice

I've had a great time walking with the local Black Girls Hike group a couple of times recently. Last weekend we went to Seven Sisters :) I also contributed a few words to a recent BGH feature in The Voice... Check out http://www.bghuk.com to find out more, join a local group and come walking with… Continue reading Walking with Black Girls Hike & a feature in The Voice

Psychology Now 3: Why Don’t We Play More?

After getting stuck into the Psychology of Racism article, Sarah from Future Bookazines got back in touch and asked if I'd be interested in writing another article - this time, about adult play. I didn't take much persuading! As anyone that knows me is aware, I'm pretty silly and a big kid in many ways.… Continue reading Psychology Now 3: Why Don’t We Play More?

Psychology Now 3: The Psychology of Racism

At the end of last year, I got involved with a Psychology Now bookazine being produced by Future Bookazines (who I'd worked with previously on Black Icons) and edited by Sarah Bankes. Future make regular bookazines on all sorts of subjects, including history, science, lifestyle and travel. This is the third volume of Psychology Now, and I… Continue reading Psychology Now 3: The Psychology of Racism

Radio features, 2020

Continuing along the end of year round-up vibes of my last few blog posts, I realised I'd not linked to the radio shows I've featured on throughout the year... In the summer, I met Helen Brown, aka Dog In The Snow. We connected online, after realising we'd experienced racist behaviour and micro-aggressions from the same… Continue reading Radio features, 2020