Friday, 15 January 2021

2020 - Lockdown, wine and boredom.



THIS YEAR'S FAVOURITE...

MOVIES:
• The Farewell
Disclosure
Crip Camp
Black is King
Kajillionaire

BOOKS:
Swing Time - by Zadie Smith
Talking to Strangers - by Malcolm Gladwell
Don’t Touch My Hair - by Emma Dabiri
Dear Girls - by Ali Wong
Journal d’un Corps - by Daniel Pennac

SERIES:
Unorthodox
After Life 
Russian Doll 
Fleabag 

Thursday, 19 December 2019

2019 - The future starts here.




THIS YEAR'S FAVOURITE...


MOVIES:
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
BlacKkKlansman
Homecoming
The Last Black Man in San Francisco


BOOKS:
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St. Clair
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge


SERIES:
Love, Death & Robots
Ugly Delicious
Fleabag


MUSIC:
LP - Lost on You
Lizzo - Cuz I Love You
Billie Eilish  - When we all fall asleep, where do we go?


TED TALKS:
Accents - by Denice Frohman
"Her accent is a stubborn compass always pointing her towards home."
Criminalization of Survival - by Paul Rucker


SMALL VICTORIES:
• spending a week in Italy by myself
• taking a leap and moving from Norway to France 
• learning Arabic
• learning to weave




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Sunday, 23 December 2018

2018 - Be still, my heart.


“I’ll remember everything that happened: 
the good, the bad, those that survived… 
And those that did not.” - Bilbo Baggins




THIS YEAR'S FAVOURITE...

PLACES: 
Berlin
• Galway
London
Bordeaux


WORDS:
Rage
#MeToo
Factfulness 


MOVIES:
Loving Vincent
Isle of Dogs
City of Joy


BOOKS:
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow - by Yuval Noah Harari
Prisoners of Geography - by Tim Marshall
So You Want to Talk About Race - by Ijeoma Oluo
Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto - by Jessa Crispin
Murambi, Le Livre Des Ossements - by Boubacar Boris Diop


SERIES:
Pose


MUSIC:
Cocoa Sugar - Young Fathers


TED TALKS:
A woman's fury holds lifetimes of wisdom - Tracee Ellis Ross
"Our collective fury comes from lifetimes of women dealing with men who assume they know better for us than we know for ourselves."
Where joy hides and how to find it - Ingrid Fetell Lee
"Being colourful or exuberant opens us up to judgment. Adults who exhibit genuine joy are often dismissed as childish or too feminine or unserious or self-indulgent."


MUSEUMS:
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg
Etnografiska museet, Stockholm
La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux


FESTIVALS:
• All Points East: Young Fathers, Lykke Li, Sampha, Björk
• Oslo World: Ibeyi, Fatoumata Diawara


LOVE:
• Soundscape - Ever heard the sound of lava or coral reefs? Ever visited a whispering gallery in India or a bat cave in Mozambique? What if we chose where to travel based on sound? 
• Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat


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"Being angry all the time is exhausting and corrosive. 
Not being angry feels morally irresponsible."