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London-based freelance journalist and editor, specialising in features and news stories on the topics of race, culture, arts, lifestyle and social issues. 

CURRENTLY WRITING AND EDITING WITH ROUNDTABLE JOURNAL AND LECTURE IN PROGRESS 

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Photographer Giles Duley’s learnings on isolation and struggle from the “ultimate lockdown”


LECTURE IN PROGRESS

“I didn’t just [make a] list,” but instead “ I visualised it.” This meant imagining the moment he would meet his dream subjects – “what I would say to them, how I would light the shoot, what camera I’d be using.” It was through this level of dedication and detailed thought that Giles found great release and stability; “the project kept me sane,” he shares.

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  INTERVIEW



From Ghana to London: How photographer James Barnor captured two societies in transition


ART UK

“In 1959, a fresh-faced Barnor left the coastal city of Accra, Ghana for London – a city in recovery from war and political upheaval. Unable to secure a job in commercial photography due to the colour of his skin, he began working in a factory to make ends meet. We sit down to discuss how he captured two cities in transition...”

  INTERVIEW



An
interview with Nahem Shoa: Portraying the ‘Face of Britain’ 


ART UK

“Nahem Shoa (b.1968) is a contemporary painter based in Notting Hill. This year, Nahem has curated an exhibition of portraits by artists including Sonia Boyce, Chris Ofili, and Desmond Haughton, entitled 'Face of Britain' at Southampton City Art Gallery. The underlying question of his show might be: what does it mean to be British in 2020?”

  FEATURE


Lockdown took its toll on young Muslims living with their parents


VICE UK
“According to the Office for National Statistics, 16 to 29-year-olds are more likely to report that the lockdown has made their mental health worse, compared to their seniors. This is perhaps even more true for young Muslims. Isolated in the family home, some young Muslims felt “suffocated” and unable to speak about mental health issues.”


  FEATURE


“Online art school is not art school”: The future of creative higher education in the age of Covid-19


IT’S NICE THAT

“As autumn looms and universities prepare to partially open up their doors again, a question mark still hangs over the future of creative higher education in the age of social distancing. We investigate the challenges, pitfalls, and opportunities of taking creative courses into the digital realm.”
  FEATURE



Looking at the black experience through Solange’s raw lyricism


ROUNDTABLE JOURNAL 

“This track stayed with me long after its release. Functioning as both a movement and an anthem, DTMH is a declaration against trespassing.”

  FEATURE



“Beauty is always in flux”: How three artists are redefining beauty and inclusion


IT’S NICE THAT

“Across the creative industries, photographers, artists and writers alike are redefining and pushing what beauty is, meaning that today, beauty often takes the form of strength and fluidity, it is multifaceted and non-linear. Yes, the industry has a long way to go, but it’s undeniable that the makeup of our world is slowly but surely changing.”

  FEATURE



Women of colour need to protect their skin from the sun too


GAL-DEM 

“I continued to find myself in the same tedious conversations with various white people about how, like them, I too needed to apply sun cream throughout the day.”

  REVIEW


An ode to cassettes, vinyl and the retro boombox: Enter the kaleidoscopic world of animator Ardhira Putra


CREATIVE BOOM
“Electronic producer and 'groove master' Englewood has just released the official animated music video to his hit single Crystal Dolphin, created by Indonesian illustrator and animator, Ardhira Putra. Drawing on influences such as Japanese funk and soul, the song itself has been a hit on TikTok, accumulating over five million views. Join us as we deep dive into the chaotic but equally brilliant world of Crystal Dolphin.”


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  REVIEW


Bordering on belonging: Through the lens of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ 


BETWEEN BORDERS
“The tangible feeling of belonging is often an arduous one to come by, and for many, almost unattainable. To be able to call a place home, to truly be accepted, affirmed and above all understood is but a privilege in many parts of the world. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie provides a novel built upon the foundation of satire, one that comments on race, identity, alienation, and self-invention.”

  REVIEW


Zanele Muholi: Championing Black and queer visual narratives


ART UK

“This autumn, Tate Modern was due to present the activist's first major UK survey from 5th November 2020 until 7th March 2021, though the launch will now happen once the national lockdown is eased in early December. Many Londoners will have the opportunity to view Muholi's work up close and personal for the first time, but be warned – their work will find a crevice in your heart and reside there long after you've walked out and re-entered the world.”

Last updated:  September, 2020    BACK TO TOP

 
 
             

London-based freelance journalist and editor, specialising in feature writing. I have a keen interest in news reporting and providing analysis on social affairs, community affairs, race, culture, and politics.

CURRENTLY WRITING AND EDITING WITH ROUNDTABLE JOURNAL AND CREATIVE LIVES IN PROGRESS

︎︎︎ SAY HELLO
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