I Should Have Dressed Blacker

This past Monday I went to see Kelela perform live in a venue in the Hyde Park neighbourhood of Chicago called ‘The Promontory’. If you’re unfamiliar with Chicago, Hyde Park is on the South Side of Chicago. Famous for being Barack Obama’s old neighbourhood and also recently visited by Prince Harry himself as part of the Obama Foundation conference....

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Do Black People Celebrate Halloween?

Hi, long time no see. Sorry for the hiatus. To give you a bit of insight into why I have been so lacs on the blogging front I will let you into a little of what’s been going on in my life.

Firstly, I’m in what I am calling a sabbatical (although it feels like I’ve never worked harder). I took a half gap year...

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I Do Need a Man: A Feminist's View on Why Women Need Men

Last year a friend of mine called me out on wishing my single mother a Happy Father's Day. As a father I think he felt his one special day in the year to be honoured as a father was being hijacked. 'You don't see anyone wishing father's a happy Mother's Day,' he said. In my defence, if I had been raised by a single father instead of a single mother I'm the kind of person that would be wishing a Happy Mother's Day... 

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English Never Loved Us

I learnt the phrase 'English never loved us' from my South African friends. If you're a follower of this blog then you'll know that I've just finished a four year stint with the Hamburg production of The Lion King, where I had the pleasure of working with people from a number of different countries around the world, including South Africa...

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