These are  the true true stories of  sistas.in.solidarity (SIStas.I.S) in the ‘Q’ werd.

Their stories are not new, en we’ll share them (again en again en again) coz these are some of the one’s we’ve been looking for, the ones holding us up (en in their/arms), who we struggle with en whose legacies we’re inspired by, whose shoulders we stand on, en in whose bedrooms, farms, kitchens, business/es en classes we commune…..

these are symbols of ‘when things were cool…’ (as wota)  [Back in the Day(when ‘our’ wo/men ruled Afrika)sung byErykah Badu

sweet as honey, fine as may wine…..

 

A is for [Mama] Afrika….

We have a beautiful mother

Her green lap immense

Her brown embrace eternal

Her blue body everything we know

[from Alice Walker]

 

B is for (betwixt en between) big love (D.I.S fundraiser scheduled/for Black August month)

 

 

C is (for) the crux.

These interviews are with people we know (not well enough), that we love (en honour), that have changed not only us, but others, en throw wicked parties while they’re at it, coz what’s all the struggle(ing) for if you can’t wind down?….

the super/s/heroes of swagger: charysse robinson & mel fernandes are on our wishlist for D.I.S

 

D is Dadas in solidarity, doing our best to unite our people…

 E is for…elephant.memories……shine(ing).(a).light.for.the.wor(l)d

2010 may just be the year of groundbreaking sci-fi films by talented black womyn.  🙂

As a former geek who was never really ‘into’ sci-fi’, till I found the likes of Nalo Hopkinson, Octavia Butler &  Samuel Delany, then ‘discovered’ my true true love…..watching this trailer for Pumzi the first time, en ALSO  finding out that Brown Girl in The Ring is being shopped around for a feature length film, well that made me practically cream my pants today 😉

Pumzi is officially the first Kenyan ‘sci-fi’ film, although that might just be a matter of perspective en semantics…all depends on your understanding of science AND  fiction…but still, the fact that it was directed by Wanuri Kahiu, an East Afrikan womyn, well that’s more precious than the pioneer status that Kathryn Bigelow got with the Hurt Locker, although even that, in the end, is all jus’ relative, depending on one’s investment in hollywood & using the arts for social change.

the future