Protest Poem – Mothers’ Day

Programme Focus: ‘The Boy with the Topknot’ (1/2)

'The Boy with the Topknot' is still, by far and away, one of the best depictions of a modern British Asian experience that I've seen. I watch it quite often- still blows me away, and I find great comfort and calm in it. Love Sathnam Sanghera, and so inspired by all who worked on the… Continue reading Programme Focus: ‘The Boy with the Topknot’ (1/2)

‘Diaspora Child’- Book Birthday!!!

'Diaspora Child', my first poetry collection, is now available to buy in paperback on Amazon, and e-book on the Kindle store!!! Available in all Amazon territories and on Kindle apps and devices!!!

REMUNERATION ≠ VALUE

To fellow creatives, and others who are self-employed and working towards what they want, regardless of the type of work they're in:LET'S SEPARATE PRODUCTIVITY AND REMUNERATION.Don't let anyone treat you like a bitch because you are not well-known/on a high income/whatever else. Your efforts and lived experiences are priceless.

Trust your own Process.

The usual comment about the innately destructive comparison culture perpetuated by society through the media, especially social media- I want, in this instance, however, to bring this conversation to a personal level, about my experiences so far as a writer, a poet (although I gag supremely at this label where it applies to me, so… Continue reading Trust your own Process.

“Enfin, Le Printemps.”

In a blink: I closed my eyes to a world of grey and awoke, open to scenes flecked in green, Like a latent flood, slow-soaked and rising through moss, The colour returned. Negative film cells etched with fine-line nib Pinprick viridity, stippled along wooden seams; Sun-stroked tapestry unfurling before me, The renaissance The Spring. Written… Continue reading “Enfin, Le Printemps.”

A Creator’s Conundrum- ‘Previously Unpublished’.

"Hello, my name is Ciona and I am a writer", I say in the manner of a support group introduction. It has been a while since I have posted anything on here that isn't poetry: there are a number of pieces I want to write and share, but I am taking my time with putting… Continue reading A Creator’s Conundrum- ‘Previously Unpublished’.

Stronger Together.

Photo credit: Jonathan Charles Graney. Artist link and contact: https://m.facebook.com/Minervala-Market-278257769184364/ I think this is an incredibly emotive, moving piece of art, a beautiful visualisation of an ugly actuality. I share this for all those who voted 'Remain', for the narrow *-minded* majority who allowed Brexit to happen are not representitive of us and I will… Continue reading Stronger Together.