I write this with the intention of gifting my words as a present to myself, because often times I forget what I write. And when I look back at them after a long time, it’s like my writing’s not my own. So perhaps, if I wrote myself indirectly, I might remember what I am about to say. Lately, I’ve been neglecting myself, gifting others with … Continue reading poltergeist: a poem
Hello my daisies, Mina here. Woah, I know. Been a while since I actually wrote something. I had a lovely summer and got the chance to explore more in the UK (and around it). So I thought I would do a Dublin photo diary. I don’t know how “summery” it was. It was more like an intro to autumn for me. When you take a … Continue reading Summer in the City: Dublin
Mixed. That’s the category I fall into, being Portuguese and Angolan. Race was never really an issue for me when I was younger. I never really cared about skin colour or really noticed it, considering I have black and white family members. I quickly realized that skin colour and appearance really affect the way people view you. The first time I realized this, was back … Continue reading A Post On Ignorance
For a while I’ve resisted writing and drawing with my feminist cap on, in fear that people (particularly men) would find it unattractive. HA! But that ship has sailed and I am now starting to become more open with my “controversial” ideas. As an illustrator, a lot of my mind is explained through drawings. I started looking at the Male Gaze through a “Fuck Off” … Continue reading Male Gaze City
Home isn’t a place—it’s a feeling. Continue reading What is “home”?
Yesterday was Pride in London. It also marked 50 years since homosexuality was legalised in the UK. It felt like the whole of central London had been shut down and filled with rainbows. The atmosphere was that of a carnival which was great to photograph as people really let their guard down. I’m very proud of London’s pride celebrations as celebrating diversity is an important … Continue reading London Pride 2017
Zeynep shares her outfits of the week in Istanbul. Continue reading Summer in the City: Istanbul