Photo Credit: Lydya Nada on Unsplash He fumed and shoutedSmoking hate wisped off his tongueSpewing words I may not repeatAs they are lies I can never own He gave me the finger He wanted to unmake meDeny me my humanityAnd as though my heart a spongeSoak it in his hateAnd crowd out room for loveOf … Continue reading Sorry hate, your target is not vulnerable
She is fearful, she is courageous. And she wants to be known.
I close my eyes, but sleep will not come. There are voices in my head. Her voices. Vibrant, sad, urgent, passionate. She wants to be heard. She has a pained smile, a fearless gaze, softened by the love in her heart.There is understanding in her eyes.Her hair is sometimes covered, sometimes blue, sometimes curly, sometimes … Continue reading She is fearful, she is courageous. And she wants to be known.
How an analogy of trees can explain ethnicity, race and people of colour to children
Socotra bottle treeWisteria vine, JapanStrangler Fig. Guangxi, China “The one with a burnt face! I’m talking to the girl with a burnt face.” Quipped a child pointing at me in a busload of teachers and school children during my early days in a new school as a teacher. (No, I do not have a burnt … Continue reading How an analogy of trees can explain ethnicity, race and people of colour to children