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In last week’s mailout ‘Guest Post: ‘Valerie’s Law’’, writer Rianna Raymond-Williams wrote about ‘Cultural Competency’ to round off a series of pieces by writers/thinkers who all have a unique perspective on many issues lots of us face.
This month, I’m spotlighting all 10 pieces again, and if you missed any please do go back and have a read, I’m sure you’ll find them enlightening.
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December 2021– ‘Guest Post: ‘Book Club’’ by Lotte Hiller (she/her)
Lotte Hiller is a fiction writer and occasional zine-maker living in London. She started her book club in 2014. She finds social media too much to properly engage with, but is launching her own newsletter on books and other life miscellany this month: read more and subscribe here. Support Lotte’s work by making a donation via PayPal.
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November 2021 – ‘Guest Post: ‘More Explicit Material’’ by Jennifer Lyon Bell (she/her)
Jennifer Lyon Bell is an award-winning erotic filmmaker and the founder of Blue Artichoke Films in Amsterdam, where she makes “erotic film for people who like film” with her team. She teaches erotic filmmaking at film schools, film festivals, and universities. She also consults on sex scenes and scripts for TV, film, and erotic film. Instagram: @jenniferlyonbell, Facebook: @blueartichokefilms, Twitter: @jenniferlyonb
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October 2021 – Guest Post: ‘The Bloodstained Architecture Of Empire’ by Peter deGraft-Johnson AKA The Repeat Beat Poet (he/him)
Peter deGraft-Johnson (The Repeat Beat Poet) is a British-born Ghanaian poet, broadcaster, and Hip Hop artist. He is the co-founder of the Hip Hop and Poetry open mic Pen-Ting Poetry, host of the Lunar Poetry Podcast which is archived in the British Library, and was an inaugural resident at Accra’s Library Of Africa and The African Diaspora. His debut pamphlet Testaments To Life & Death will be published in February 2022.
Links: @RepeatBeatPoet (Ko-Fi Donations page), @PenTingPoetry, @LunarPoetryPodcast
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September 2021 – Guest Post: ‘How Will Anyone Know You’re Ghanaian?’ (English) by Fui Can-Tamakloe (he/him)
Fui Can-Tamakloe is a Ghanaian poet and prose writer based in Accra, Ghana. He enjoys exploring relationships between Ghanaians and their sociopolitical environment. Fui writes in English and Ghanaian Pidgin. His works have appeared on numerous online platforms. Fui loves conversations about writing, drinking beer on the beach, and questioning the government on social media.
Follow Fui Can-Tamakloe onTwitter: @FCTamakloe and Instagram: @fctamakloe.
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August 2021 – ‘Guest Post: ‘Red, Yellow, Green and a Rainbow Star’’ by Dodzi K. Aveh (he/him)
Dodzi K. Aveh, is a Ghanaian creative who creates under the pseudonym ‘Who Is Deydzi’. He tells stories using film, theatre, spokenword poetry and hip-hop. Dodzi uses his art to advocate for a safer environment for everyone. When he’s not creating art, he’s working on the family farm or taking care of his puppies and kittens.
Follow Dodzi on Twitter: @WhoIsDeydzi and Instagram: @whoisdeydzi
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July 2021 – ‘Guest Post: ‘Photography Shop’’ by Kym Oliver (they/them)
Kym Oliver is an unapologetically Black, African AND Caribbean, British, Disabled, Woman, with a wheelchair-ish case of Multiple Sclerosis. Kym a Writer, Speaker, Sex and Dating aficionado, ‘Peer-reviewed Vegan Food Critic’, Professional Cackler AND the ‘Official Goddess’ for The Triple Cripples (Twitter: @TripleCripples. Instagram: @triplecripples), the organisation they co-founded to increase visibility and highlight the narratives of Black and non-Black women, femmes and non-binary people of colour, living with disabilities. A multifaceted creative, deep lover of Anime and Nollywood villain hopeful, Kym spends umpteen hours staring at a screen, telepathically linking to an invisible, future audience. Support Kym’s work by making a donation via PayPal.
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June 2021 – ‘Guest Post: ‘Finding a home – The mixed race experience’’ by Saara El-Arifi (she/her)
Saara El-Arifi knew she was a storyteller from the moment she told her first lie. Though her stories have developed beyond the ramblings of a child, she still appreciates the thrill of a well-told tale. THE FINAL STRIFE, Saara El-Arifi's debut novel, sold to Harper Voyager (UK) and Del Ray (US) in two six-figure deals. It is the first novel in an adult fantasy trilogy inspired by Ghanaian folklore and Arabian myths due for release on 21 June 2022 (US) and 23 June 2022 (UK).
Pre-order THE FINAL STRIFE here: linktr.ee/SaaraElArifi.
Website: www.saaraelarifi.com. Instagram: @saaraelarifi. Twitter: @saaraelarifi
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May 2021 – ‘Guest Post ‘#FixThe Country, #KillTheBill’’ by Edem Ntumy (she/her)
Edem Ntumy is a political activist whose work ranges from anti-racism, feminism and Black liberation. She is currently the Co-Director of award-wining community organisation, Decolonising Contraception, and co-host of the podcast The Sex Agenda.
Follow Edem on Twitter and Instagram. Or support Edem’s work by making a donation via PayPal.
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April 2021 – ‘Guest Post: ‘How Was It For You?’’ by Becky Lund-Harket (she/her)
Becky Lund–Harket creates fun and informative events about sex, bodies and relationships with her company The Candid Collective. An advocate for open-minded discussion about topics that can be difficult to talk about, Becky strongly believes that the quality of the relationships we have determine the quality of our lives. She also works as a facilitator at School of Sexuality Education, delivering sex education in secondary schools all over the UK.
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March 2021 – ‘Guest Post: ‘Decolonising My Desire’’ by Gayathiri (she/they)
Gayathiri is sex and relationships education facilitator and writer, working with the School of Sexuality Education and Decolonising Contraception. Gayathiri is also the founder of Inclusive Tamil Arts, an online community space for people of all sexualities and genders, to create and celebrate Tamil arts and culture. Find them on instagram. Currently available for commissions. If you’d like to, you can make a one-off contribution via their PayPal.
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