#BritLitBerlin

This weekend, while the U.S. was combusting, I was in Berlin, attending a British Council seminar on diversity. Now in the UK, we occasionally have these events – panel sessions, readings etc that are supposed to celebrate diversity. The problem is, the panels are...
#ietmAmsterdam

#ietmAmsterdam

fair warning this post will be long – there was just so much to take in. I’ve spent the last week in Amsterdam for the IETM (informal European theatre meeting) Plenary. I had applied for a bursary from the British Council which helped towards the cost of...

#whendesimeetscongo

I co-host a radio show with Christina Fontes called ‘What’s Gud’ on a weekly basis for PieRadio. On the show we talk about the good news from around the world, play new music and have underrated artists on the show.   Social media is inundated...

West-returned Journalist

I’ve returned to my mother’s land. A land I spent some of my childhood in. A land most of my mother’s family live in. A land of people that still don’t understand what I do. To be fair explaining my job to people back home (in England) is not...

That’s not my name

I have a fairly simple name. It is what it is. No fancy silent letters, no random x or z or even a weird e. It’s phonetically really simple. Yet if I had a pound for every time someone mispronounced my name, I’d have enough to buy a new pair of shoes every...