Llewella_la_femme

Llewella_la_femme

Some of my more political writing and art...


AS AUTUMN BECKONS... the mother of invention and the cycle of rebirth...

21 Aug 2020 3 minute read 0 comments (S)llew la Wulf

The above poem is written partly because yes, i feel a slight change in the air quality, see a few leaves already beginning their descent into rustic hues and know that Autumn is on it's way. But also partly because I feel in some ways that I am shi...

Not Julie Andrews, more Björk... MY FAVOURITE THINGS; a cover and a bit of weird life story

4 Aug 2020 5 minute read 2 comments (S)llew la Wulf

https://youtu.be/l7qiH9U7_CI - if the video doesn't work... a(recording of me and my daughter singing in the bath) Many years ago now, almost a lifetime ago, I lived in a popular holiday resort in Spain - mentioning no names, for reasons that will b...

Black academics and revolutionaries; Akala, Angela Davis and Kehinde Andrews

3 Aug 2020 5 minute read 0 comments (S)llew la Wulf

664 likes versus 886 dislikes...man, how utterly deflating, or at least it could be to lesser men who didn't have courage of their convictions. I think when you speak uncomfortable truths, people (whom those truths do not serve) will not like it (pe...

WHY MARC QUINN'S BLM STATUE SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN MADE BY HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE; Racism within the arts AND within the struggle 🖤

19 Jul 2020 3 minute read 2 comments (S)llew la Wulf

I have spent the last few days reading a whole variety of perspectives about the Marc Quinn BLM statue. Perspectives ranging from BLM supporters, activists enraged that it was taken down, because of what it (as a symbol in itself represents), to whi...

David Starkey; from national treasure to national embarrassment... When Historians try to deny slavery

5 Jul 2020 1 minute read 5 comments (S)llew la Wulf

  I have to say, David  Starkey's comments about slavery, Black Lives Matter and just the general conversation going on socially about racism in the UK (and worldwide) are amazing! And I quote "Slavery was not genocide otherwise there wouldn't be so...

LOUD, HOT, RAW & PROUD; BlacAngst PT 2 - The Uppity Negress (sound, word and dance art)

4 Jul 2020 8 minute read 0 comments (S)llew la Wulf

 Intent versus impact My father was an abusive and violent man. One of the ways I've dealt with that trauma, part of my own self healing, has been to aim to understand why and how. People are generally not born bad, violent, abusive. They become tha...

BlacAngst; In Media Res... A poetic portrait of dispossession...

28 Jun 2020 1 minute read 5 comments (S)llew la Wulf

Some poetic prose and video art to express my feelings currently... Sorry to labor the point but white allies, your role currently is to introspect and then reflect those learnings to your fellow white man. Feel like I'm losing a whole lotta friends...

Reminiscing on my first moment of political consciousness... Or; yet ANOTHER story about race...

23 Jun 2020 6 minute read 0 comments (S)llew la Wulf

When I was 7 years old, a boy in my class called me a p*ki. Everyone laughed. He was a scrawny little shit that I knew, even then, would have snapped easily, like a particularly dry piece of kindling under the weight of my foot, but I realised that...

SPARE ASS ANNIE - music, dance, art and a hint of Avant Garde dark abstraction...

20 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments (S)llew la Wulf

A little bit of warped frivolity for a Saturday afternoon... Spare Ass Annie, is the titular track from a great collaborative album between William Burroughs and Disposable Heroes of Hipoprisy. A must listen to for anyone who likes Uncle Bill or in...

Blackface, Fetishisation, police brutality and the structural pandemic that is racism...

8 Jun 2020 9 minute read 0 comments (S)llew la Wulf

Here are a few pictures from my local Black Lives Matter peaceful protest against the police brutality that led to not only George Floyd's death (re my last post), but all of the deaths at the hands of the police over the years and all of the ways in...