an ode to my girls | Athena Talks

See original poem here: an ode to my girls | Athena Talks

afro puffs and braided hair
dodging the peak time oyster fare
laughing too loud but we don’t care
show me my london girls

primark jeans on bursting hips
lollipops meet ruby woo lips
scoffing down those too-salt chips
show me my London girls

therapy sessions on playground swings
tending our heartbreak and broken wings
loving all that sisterhood brings
show me my London girls

harmonising with our mothers’ song
learning to be both soft and strong
creating a world in which we belong
show me my london girls

Poet Ashley Scantlebury Talks New Book BLAQUE And Artist Activism | Black Ballad

Friday nights in Covent Garden are rarely dull and last Friday at the Poetry Café was no exception with the launch of BLAQUE, a collection of poetry by Ashley Scantlebury and photography by ShotbyDk. The collaboration explores themes of race, gender, beauty, gentrification, love and sex against a backdrop of black British identity. So what better way to spend our Friday night than speaking with the woman of the hour?

Read article here: Poet Ashley Scantlebury Talks New Book BLAQUE And Artist Activism | Black Ballad