#iftheygunnedmedown calls for the eradication of respectability politics within the media’s representation of police brutality victims. This poem is Nicole Shanté’s contribution to the viral movement.
Women’s Work is a series of pieces made using fabric scraps and patterns. Bringing these materials together in this form allows the viewer to discover new ways of conversing with their tactile and emotive properties.
A zine discussing how the town the author has lived in has both inspired and soured his art.
“Black grief reflected through white eyes often looks like violence.”
‘it’s just not right.
your skin is too soft and it’s too dark in here.’
“In my square backyard a steel playground was being occupied by an over-grown, over-aged me.”
“Decolonization is a movement that can instill a sense of confidence back into our ancestral ways, and ultimately our people. Decolonizing is our right to dissent, as an act of self-preservation.”
“this is the year I don’t fall asleep / neck deep in failure”
“I have a complicated relationship with mornings. I appreciate the sense of renewal it brings and I’ve been known to whip up a sexy stack of pancakes. However, my depression consistently makes rising more than a physical task. Thoughts of inadequacy and uselessness tend to leave little room for optimism about the day ahead.”
‘Alien’ is a short film created by two of Sula Collective’s artists, Sophia and Raheela, depicting how a woman of colour can be so close to home yet find comforts in extra-terrestrial sorts.