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Before yesterdayThe Brixton Housewife

Long live the people

18 September 2022 at 18:15
In the trenches of blighty, the enforced mourning is exhausting. Across billboards and headlines we are told that we must feel deeply devastated about the death of an elderly women who lived a very long, comfortable and privileged life at the expense of the general public. For those of us in genpop who are generally […]

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She’s a good sport

9 August 2022 at 18:39
With the England women’s football team making headlines for winning the Euros there is much talk of how to nurture and encourage girls to play football. I was reminded of a recent poetry submission I wrote for a BHM television special celebrating black sports personalities. Part of the submission included answering if any sporting heroes […]

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Roe and Heard

7 July 2022 at 06:49
Versus Patriarchy – a Poem Why do wealthy men, love to wear women’s ovaries, like jewellery, in a crown of control and power? Why do powerful men loathe body autonomy for anyone who isn’t same sex or creed and sign deeds aimed to enslave and make us cower? Could it be that their insecurities gorged […]

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Beyonce is not your saviour

28 June 2022 at 18:37
But you already knew that. There has been a lot of hype and debate around Beyoncé’s new release You Can’t Take My Soul. Raging thought pieces about the gullibility of the masses who are perceived to have accepted Beyoncé’s latest offering as her testament to her being part of the β€œstruggle” flood my newsfeed. But […]

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Green Day

19 June 2022 at 12:31
I’ve always wanted to vote Greens but have been have been deterred by the guilt of splitting the vote and actually aiding the other team. The recent success of the Green party during the recent local elections is a beacon of hope for the future. In recent years, the Greens have extended the geographical spread […]

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Adaption

19 June 2022 at 12:19
I bought the @xrebellionuk Handbook several years ago but have been too terrified to read it and so embarrassingly, it has just sat on my shelf gathering dust.. But this one below has been impossible for me to put down! Yes, the first couple of essays talk in very plain language of the extent of […]

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hope +glory

7 June 2022 at 17:22
Let us not forget that this vote of no confidence was brought about NOT because their Right Honourable leader – broke the law – the laws that he himself imposed across the land. NOR for lying about breaking the law or lying to the Queen. NOT for the 4am parties with vomit and red wine […]

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kids who die

26 May 2022 at 08:07
I hope one day in the near future this poem from 1936 will stop being relevant. This is for the kids who die,Black and white,For kids will die certainly.The old and rich will live on awhile,As always,Eating blood and gold,Letting kids die. Kids will die in the swamps of MississippiOrganizing sharecroppersKids will die in the […]

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Mental

24 May 2022 at 17:56
The Freudian slip that entertained the world for two digital seconds seconds felt like a shock to the system. It was one of the rare moments in our modern society where a white wealthy male acknowledged the hypocrisy of his actions – all be it accidentality. Although Dubya’s mind may have gone to his illegal […]

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Short Rant.

17 April 2022 at 14:41
It’s not his slimy little face sneering with pride as he dons his immaculately ironed Nazi cosplay outfit, nor that he is the Conservative Association Chair in one of London’s most densely Jewish populated boroughs, what I find most terrifying about this photograph is his response: β€œHe could not rule out” wearing a Nazi uniform. […]

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Switched Off

10 April 2022 at 17:19
An eighties baby, I was raised when collective actions and protests were the norm. I remember my mother taking me on the Poll Tax marches and seeing everyday folk smashing shit up. People were not embarrassed to show their anger and their absolute resolution against the Poll Tax going ahead. Thatcher’s Neo-Liberal doctrine was incredibly […]

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Words are Cheap

9 April 2022 at 09:00
Or so they say, but I often write poems as gifts. The poem below was written for one of my most cherished friends who is an incredible mixed media artist. I was inspired by her heart nourishing series Sisters Need Sleep. A beautiful collection of pieces that remind woman to take rest and replenishment when […]

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60km 60days

4 April 2022 at 12:47
❀️πŸ’₯We did it! Skating 60km in (a lot less than) 60 days! My legs are absolutely exhausted and I’m done with skating (for a while at least lol) but my heart is full of pride and gratitude! Big up bubs who skated his heart out and clocked up the KMs and thank you to every […]

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Bitch Slap.

28 March 2022 at 08:31
β€œWas Will right to slap Chris Rock?” Well was Chris Rock right to joke about Jada’s hair loss? I wonder if Jada Plinkett-Smith was a white woman, would her alopecic ever had been fair ground for a joke? I ask this honestly. Jada has spoken openly about how her hair loss has impacted her: Β β€œIt […]

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Bridge

11 March 2022 at 12:47
a meeting point between two borders a chance a hope a tipping point up in flames or over turbulent waters a starting point a chance a hope a bridge

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Ukraine

4 March 2022 at 04:10
If we want peace we have to talk about Imperialism. Framing the violent invasion of Ukraine by Russia as an unexpected and inexplicable act of aggression by Putin is intentionally misleading. Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is a vile act against humanity which should be condemned but it is neither unexpected or inexplicable. We have seen […]

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Self love

14 February 2022 at 00:18
Two thousand or so years ago, youths ran through the streets of Rome clothed as goats and wielding strips of goatskin to celebrate the Lupercalia Fertility Festival – today recognised as Valentine’s Day – the day we celebrate all things love. Rather than offering the traditional Luperci or Capitalist sacrifice, I thought a much more […]

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Probably Autistic

29 January 2022 at 15:24
I’ve had to say that phrase quite a lot over the past couple of years. Whilst my son attended nursery school the possibility was raised that he may be on the Autistic Spectrum. He had advanced verbal skills but other traits suggested that he may have ASD. As time progressed it became more evident that […]

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#Jan

17 January 2022 at 18:02
Saw this writing challenge and loved the self indulgence! I’m sure there’s a profound moral message to be raised but this post is not it. I’m keeping it vain and shallow because – well catharsis rocks x So probably the biggest misconception about me is that I’m an extravert.. But despite the carnival feathers and […]

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