Life

Reflections on life, identity, and the diversity of the Black experience.

Black Girls Surf

I didn’t want to challenge any stereotypes. I didn’t even want to dip my feet in - to wade in that rough, cold gray-coloured Peruvian ocean. I learnt to surf because I wanted to relive the emotions of fear, exhilaration and joy that I experienced when I went sand-surfing a few weeks prior. I wanted to reconnect with the ocean, which played a defining role during my childhood in the Caribbean....

Love Me Daddy

To feel the love of a Black man is intense. He’s an uncanny creature to this end. Seldom is he synonymous with a healthy affection. His affections usually come with a twist. A silence. A madness. A danger....

BAPs Are the Future

Too often we view privilege as a negative thing - likely because it’s been used for centuries in America among the white and wealthy to dismantle opportunities for Black communities. But when used wisely, especially from within our own community, the tools from and access to privilege can unlock the future we always believed in. ...