Nomadic Sunshine

Do you know what I could never understand? How people could be so content, wasting away their lives in the decay of normal, everyday living…. Mornings spent trapped in cars, commuting to jobs they can’t stand. Afternoons spent losing their souls to brainwashing TV screens. Evenings devoted to maintaining fake lives on social media, never…

Random Thoughts #6

Desire from afar as the idea of someone is always greater than the reality. After all, dream girls can only exist in dreams and the closer you get, the more their light dims. Maintain the fantasy, and there will never be enough colours in the spectrum to paint the beauty that your imagination sees.

Random Thoughts #5

I move through life with my eyes wide shut. That way, I can see more clearly. People forget that our eyes can’t be trusted as they’re constantly playing tricks on us. So, instead of being guided by the visual, I surrender to the unknown and allow the universe to steer me in the direction that I’ve…

Random Thoughts #4

Night after night my nightmares remain the same… I’m pursued by a dark figure wishing to do me harm. My only chance at escape – flying. Whilst I possess no wings, I know I can do it. I know it because there’s something special inside of me. But as much as I try to soar,…

Truth be Told

While others are seduced by the flickers of TV screens or absorbed into the quicksand of social media feeds, I spend my long afternoons staring into the mirror, just staring. Like Frida Kahlo, I’ve become a connoisseur of my own physical presence. Over time, every blemish or imperfection has been imprinted permanently into my mind…

Magic City

Always gone before dawn and back after dusk; growing up I saw my mother break her back and work herself to the bone, just to barely be able to keep a (leaky) roof over our heads. Sure, to everyone else we were poor. To us, we were beyond wealthy with each other’s love. I adored…

Mustang Review

“Film is my tool. It’s how I switch people’s minds on to something. It’s how I participate”- Deniz Gamze Erguven East vs. West. Religion vs. Secularism. Patriarchy vs. Women. Thanks to geography and history, modern Turkey has become an explosive concoction of contradiction and beauty. Constantly in cultural flux and political unrest, Turkey provides director…

Dark thoughts of a disturbed mind

Alone with my thoughts, I set the darkness within free and with pleasure, I allow it to take hold of me. I throw my head back and surrender as evil as black as tar, courses through my veins on its way to my brain. I then listen intently as the glorious voices echo around my…

The Rise and Rise of Modest Wear

Right now, as we speak, up and down the high street a modest wear revolution is taking place. Sure, once upon a time, if I were to mention the term ‘modest fashion’ undoubtedly images of Muslim women dressed from head to toe in black, would instantly have popped in mind. However, things have really begun…

A watershed moment for Black people in Fashion?

A couple of months back, after 25 years in the position, editor-in-chief of Vogue, Alexander Shulman stepped down from the magazine and subsequently appointed Edward Enninful as her successor. Shulman’s decision was met with lots of intrigue and press attention, why? Because Edward Enninful was both male and more interestingly, Black, either of which hasn’t been…

DIY Fashion and Saving the Planet

Cotton crops decimating water sources, fuel guzzling planes crossing oceans and landfills bursting with unwanted clothes – second only to oil, the last few decades have seen the fashion industry rise-up to become one of the biggest polluters in the world. And what is the reason behind the catastrophic rise? Many would say fast fashion….