I’ll be honest as a fellow born-and-bred Yorkshire woman, I’ve always been told to speak my mind but remain polite. Yet I'm equally aware of how passionate and loud we can be on average, so this is going to be a difficult task. Bear with me. I’m not going to do what others have [...]
Master notes. Master codes.
So, I'm finally deleting the space-munchingly huge application that is Zotero. I've been using Mendeley for a couple of years now. To be honest, Zotero never did much for me, I don't know why but I just couldn't get into it. Anyway, one of the main reason it's still followed me, like a rarely acknowledged [...]
Thoughts on Being. Hoping to Be.
precarity. difference. institutions. systems. Woven together create the shittest of all feelings. Promises. Hopes. Longings. Thoughts. Said before but no longer take root, nor show.
Signed: From one tortoise to another.
I realise now why we fell apart Finally now, tonight, this moment... I realise now, in the shower just immediately before now, Sorry that was a faulted start... I realise now why we drifted, no oops we broke, Broke down and drifted apart. We got co-opted by the politics of production. We’d been taken, Enamoured [...]
Tools of violence
Identity violence Symbolic violence Communication violence Historic violence Revisionist violence Repetitive violence Infantilising violence Nostalgic violence Communication violence Prejudiced violence Tiring violence Destructive violence Sexual violence Gendered violence Religious violence Spiritual violence Class violence Linguistic violence Colourist violence Male violence White male violence Co-opting violence Toxic violence Co-opted toxic violence Ideological violence Paternalistic violence Patriarchal [...]
wrkwrkwrk collective ▴ reading group ▴ The Transitioning Body: Reclaiming Narratives
This coming Wednesday, 8th of November I'm going to be leading a reading group where we'll be discussing: How can bodies reclaim narratives, while transitioning between states or within a process of transformation? Led by Mariam Kauser. Texts: ▴ Arun Kundnani (2015) The Muslims are Coming!: Islamophobia, Extremism and the Domestic War on Terror. [...]
Standing by Believing
I stood by you through thick and thin gave you my soul amidst all this external din shielded you from the daggers and slices attracted by views that we're engaged in pure vices from both our families of hawk’s' and mice’s
Making the most of your surroundings: Year Review
It's been a little over a year since I re-entered London to pursue my next project, my doctoral research into exclusions in online spaces. It's also been about seven years and three weeks since I first connected to the capital, I mention this only because today I was not clocked as being from anywhere else. [...]
CFP: Rhetoric Discourse and the Communicative-Dialogical Mind
Sent this morning > May be of interest / Keeping it here to refer back to: CALL FOR PAPERS Focusing on wide-raging domain of rhetoric communication, the conference addresses past and present issues ranging from Aristotelian Rhetoric to cognitive-oriented linguistic approaches. It is argued that our communicative minds operate beyond cool reason by mixing up [...]
Diversity Initiatives in UK Media
This is a quick post rounding up some of the diversity initiatives, keynote speeches and policy document links. These are 'texts' I've come across when exploring the recent changes being fought for and advocated regarding diversity, representation and changes to UK broadcasting. All of them are publicly available, but I collate them here with a [...]