I’m currently on my way to London on a Megabus, upon which, the toilet has broken and so the entire bus has been engulfed in the stench of days old human faeces for almost 4 hours. It’s a blearing hot day and I have had 5 hours sleep, so I apologise if I am less … More ‘Great’ Britain?
If I had a pound for every time I’ve been called ‘opinionated,’ ‘bossy,’ or ‘difficult,’ I’d have been able to pay off at least 0.8% of my student loans by now, or treated myself to a few slightly flashier bottles of red wine than what’s ‘on offer’ that day. The point is, it’s a) not unusual … More Is it ’cause I is difficult?
When I was younger I was looked after by my Grandma (or ‘nanny’ to anyone reading from Northern Ireland) often, I was given a bright pink plate with a cheese sandwich, some grapes and a Freddo bar on it, plopped in front of the TV and left to it. Now, I’m not in any way … More Dear Katie Price, I’m not on Tinder for a good raping.
Before coming here, I don’t think I really knew what to expect; probably something between Julia Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love and one of those two minute Save the Children infomercials that crop around Christmas time asking for “just two pounds a month.” I expected to have people running up to us, begging for food … More Julia Roberts, Gandhi and humility of humbleness.
I guess, rather shamefully and somewhat naively, that I came out here with the intention of reading, writing, working and reflecting, mostly inwardly, on the world around me and my positioning in it. I thought briefly about the difficulties I faced but being from the UK, and having never visited a developing country, my worries and … More Ghana: Where pay gaps and tampon tax are but a wishful reality.
I have no doubt that if you were to have stopped me in the street one year ago today on my way to University from my lovely 2 bed terraced house in Meanwood, right across the road from Waitrose and my local pub full of yummy mummy’s and young professionals, in the little bubble existence … More Bulika from the beginning.
Felix Gonzales-Torres work at The Mac is without a doubt one of this years must see exhibitions. The works; a conceptual, immersive collection spanning all 3 floors of the gallery, have the ability to cross through the boundaries of conceptual/contemporary art allowing themselves to be both a challenging and welcoming exhibit for enthusiasts and novices … More Felix Gonzales-Torres:This Place