'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', 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!!!
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.
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.
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.”
"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I want to write and share, but I am taking my time with putting… Continue reading A Creator’s Conundrum- ‘Previously Unpublished’.
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.