window is a blog Maria Amidu started writing in January 2015. It is a repository for her random musings on significant and insignificant things…

word collecting

carelessness tautology stupidity temporality privilege longing lament always waiting no more waiting disintegration demands truth darkness exhaustion erasure lessons sensorial peripheral regret teeth kicked so much disappointment

brown skin girl

blackness, black, BAME and on and on (stop calling us things or making us call ourselves things), disregard/dismissal/denial/derision/ has already crept into people’s minds before I’ve even finished uttering the word/s, I refuse blackness, and BAME (aarrghhhh), I am brown, so, if I say anti-brown instead of anti-black the absurdity of this supremacism becomes all the more evident, also, brown is not in opposition to white; what colour is it in opposition to… beige… see what I mean!

eradicating/abolishing anti-brown(blackness) is not about us it is about them because whilst they collude in this living horror show they are the embodiment of the very inhumanity they have us believing we embody

direction

“What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it will destroy our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places – and there are so many – where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.”

Howard Zinn