Publication Day At Last

At last, publication day is upon us: 1st October 2020, National Poetry Day! Locating Strongwoman is a portrait of unperformed femininity. Eschewing the stereotypical portrayal of the “Strong Woman” and the even more loaded “Strong Black Woman”, these poems invite […]


Of all the things I though would give me bragging rights when I’m old and boring my niece and nephews with ‘when I was young’ stories, being featured in British Vogue wasn’t one of the things I thought would happen. […]

May I Never Be A Slave to Speed

Tjawangwa Dema(hereinafter “TJ”) is a force — the best kind. When the trifecta of her words, presence and wit hit you, being spellbound is your only option. If we are talking titles, TJ won the Sillerman Prize for African Poetry […]

Remember the Lessons Don’t Waste the Pain – Ozoz Sokoh

  Ozoz Sokoh, also known as Kitchen Butterfly, is modestly described in her bio as a Nigerian Food Explorer. That title functions like a good poem title — it gives you a hint about the world you are entering, but […]

Locating Strongwoman

Growing up, I often heard my mother say ìwá kú ìwá ná nwa nkan tó sọnù which translates loosely from Yoruba as ‘when you are searching for something that is lost, you search high, lo and in between’. I can’t recall when […]

Conversations With My Sisters

I’m going to be presenting my own event at Southbank’s WOW Festival! I feel I can end this post right here and I will be OK ? but for context… When I started developing Conversations With My Sisters a few […]

Living Room Sessions Roundup

Conversations With My Sisters hosted a number of Living Room Sessions whilst I was in Manchester – discussion, food, poetry, music, poetry and an all round celebration of women. Thought it was time I did a roundup video especially as […]