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On beauty and Zora Neale Hurston

In 2017 I discovered Zora Neale Hurston’s work for the first time. I was listening to the latest episode of the Seriously… podcast ‘A Woman Half in Shadow’. Hearing Solange Knowles read passages of Hurston’s work was a revelation. Sometimes I feel discriminated against but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me…. Continue reading

On allyship

I don’t know how old I was when I first heard Martin Niemöller’s famous poem but it’s stayed with me ever since. I imagine it’s stayed with you too, if you’ve heard it before. First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. Then they came for… Continue reading