An open letter to the writer and senders of the ‘Punish a Muslim’ letter,

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 [...]

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 [...]

what of my brother?

What of my Brother? Whose life has moved along many different lines... Whose experiences could use up all of England's inkwells, Whose linguistics could have surpassed even the Bard's lines, What of him the large precariat Lion, strong but inwardly howling.. What now? What of his life? What then? Where should he hide? Why? Whose [...]

Year 2021.. Or so it begins

-scene- Year 2021 The world is a different place. A place of Cultural creators. Cultural tasters. Cultural dictators. Where it is your link to belief that assigns where you reside. Where birth-right is the only thing that is certain and right. No more mobility. No more integrating. No trust. No hope. In short the world [...]

Oh sickening spirit.. Leave me.. I beseech thee.

I see a spirit so independent and true,Fighting within fortunes so similar A life path through the challenging bush, But dissimilar too, the essence of our awkward roots, a legacy that we inhabit, yet to given To be seen to take fruit. This wandering mind, anguishing in hells your imagination could barely reside in, Your [...]

An ode to a lost love

I cannot seem to escape thee Your majesty compels me My root fixated in being with you, Fibre-optic news of your being blowing upon every breeze, I remain forever frozen unsure of what to do, Head down, fangs snarled, head pumping, running for eternal coverings, picky as I sit confused in quagmires, unwilling to accept [...]