UNTOLD

 

MÉMOIRES. CONFESSIONS. I’LL TELL YOU MINE, IF YOU TELL ME YOURS.

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO REPRESENTATION AND WHY I AM HERE

Being raised in a predominantly white society in North America, I was surrounded by people that didn’t look like me. My mother, being Filipina, had much lighter skin than I did, and my friends, being white, did as well. For years I would walk the streets of my neighbourhood seeing …

BOSHIA RAE-JEAN: UPLOADING THE REVOLUTION

The revolution will not be televised. This iconic song and poem by Gil Scott-Heron has resonated so deeply in the hearts and minds of the last three generations. This powerful slogan used in the Black Panther Movement is also at the heart of femcee and rad muslimah, Boshia Rae-Jean‘s, newest …

THE ART OF LETTING GO: I CATCH FLIGHTS NOT FEELINGS

HOW LIVING A LIFE WITHOUT ATTACHMENT TAUGHT ME HOW TO FEEL AGAIN ALL PHOTOS CREDITED TO ALEX BAIER PHOTOGRAPHY | WRITTEN BY ALEXXA WALKER “I CATCH FLIGHTS NOT FEELINGS.” THE CURRENT MILLENNIAL ANTHEM, AND ONE THAT RESONATED WITH ME FOR A LONG TIME. IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD OF THIS ONE …

ALEXXA WALKER: WHAT I’VE LEARNT FROM TRAVELING

“DON’T LET THE IMAGES IN THE MEDIA, OR LACK OF, FOOL YOU. DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE BLACK, DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE WOMAN.”   I’VE BECOME SO USED TO BEING THE ONE ASKING THE QUESTIONS BUT THIS WEEK I HAD THE PLEASURE OF ANSWERING THEM. I HAVE ALWAYS FOUND …

CONVERSATIONS WITH MOTHER AYAHUASCA PT II: BLINDED

  THE SECOND PART OF OUR ‘CONVERSATIONS WITH MOTHER AYAHUASCA’ SERIES. YOU CAN FIND THE FIRST PART HERE. BY LARA   A FEW WEEKS LATER, I SPENT OVER A MONTH LIVING IN A VERY REMOTE AREA OF THE AMAZONIAN JUNGLE. HERE, I BEFRIENDED AN INDIGENOUS MAN WHO TOLD ME ABOUT HIS …

DARON BANDEIRA: REWRITING THE AFRICAN STORY

“’AFRICAN PEOPLE DON’T DREAM LIKE THAT,’ SOMEBODY TOLD ME LAST WEEK. ‘IT’S NOT POSSIBLE.’”   What does it mean to be African? Africa, the world’s second largest continent consisting of 54 countries and 1.2 billion people, has been what some might call ‘misunderstood.’ A more accurate description might be ‘misrepresented’ …

THROUGH THE LENS OF RAHIM

HOW ONE MAN’S PIECE OF PARADISE IS ANOTHER MAN’S PEACE IN PARADISE   Zanzibar. If you look at a photograph of the Tanzanian archipelago, you can easily fall in love with the crystal clear turquoise waters, the white powdered beaches, and the lush green palm trees lining the sand. Some …