I Lie, A Lot Actually

Let’s talk about how I lie about going out with y’all, When I am invited to go out with people, I as a queer black man In a white (currently) homogeneous society have to assess many a factor. How people perceive me, how comfortable I personally and internally am with the environment in which i…

It’s Not Everyday Chin Up

As a friend was telling me how shit their day was I literally had to yank back the words as they were leaving my mouth. “Ahh, don’t worry, I’m sure it’ll be fine”. I detested myself for even thinking it. Reason being, I’m not a big fan of airless do-nothing positive affirmations. Whether it’s your…

Men Ruin Clubbing

When i’m not being a hermit, and actually bother to leave the house to attend a discotheque I remember how much I enjoy clubbing. However, when I do go clubbing I am reminded of how annoying people are. None more so than men, straight ones to be precise. When I’m raving I’m very low maintenance,…

Moving Towards The Pain

Loss, Bereavement, Quietus. Whatever you call it, it ain’t easy (btw I definitely googled that word). For some it is difficult for many different reasons, either no longer having that important someone who meant a lot to you around, or being witness to someone you love losing their important person. It can stop a life…

Str8 People Just Don’t Get It

Oh Boy!! Here it goes. I’m not sure why is has taken me quite so long to come to this conclusion. All the signs have been there, they have been for a while, but it took one conversation in particular for it to click. As I was having a conversation argument about gender equality I…

Cause White, Cause Male

CW: Sexual Assault So when I scrolled thru my bbc news app as I do daily (a brief reprieve from my infantile ignoring of current affairs/politics, the equivalent of sticking my fingers in my ears and screaming ‘la la la’) I stumbled upon this headline. “How did Brad Pitt fix his image problem with one…

Not Everyday Recluse

As we know, I am more than happy staying at the yard. Just chilling, watching TV (currently taking a liking to RuPaul’s Drag Race), reading (current: Dreams From My Father), cooking/eating, and smoking does me just fine. However, I can forget that I am 23 goddamn years old, and not over the hill as yet…

Black Struggle Through a White Lens

So this week has been a bit of a mad one as I’ve been attending the festival pretty much every day, just to warn you this post may be kinda bookey. What I have to say does actually pertain to the documentaries that I’ve seen, two in particular. The first, King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to…

Documentaries

I genuinely believe that if people watched more documentaries the world would be a better place. Along with reading, watching documentaries has been something I’ve done a lot more of this year, and I’m better person because of it. I’m always looking to learn new information, uncover new stories, just acquisition more knowledge, and like…

Falling In Love

I’ve fallen in love y’all. It’s blissful, it’s beautiful, it’s all that I could have ever of hoped for, dreamed for. The happiness within me is spilling over, the day has finally come. I’ve fallen in love with Copenhagen (If you thought it was talking about an actual human you obviously don’t know me very…

Pick Up and Go Friendships

Shout out to the friends and the friendships that don’t need daily or even frequent nurturing. There are some friends that I speak 4 of 5 days out of the week (i’m not an everyday kinda person). Little tidbits here and there, links to videos or articles, semi-regular facetime (for me that’s fortnightly at best)…

Get You Some Self-Care

Ask me about my hair and I will probz lie. I could go forth with a extensive and elaborate dissection of why your questions regarding my change in hair length and style are both malignant and micro-aggressive but tbh, ain’t nobody got time for that (maybe in a future post tho). So, let me hit […]