Hey guys, so I'm back at the grind. Started uni on Monday and I'm pleased that I've already had quite an inspirational lecture from Architecture tutor and Interior Designer, Dee Skinner. She reminded me of the people from the Wellbeing festival as she kept telling us all to:
"Follow your bliss"
It was all about research methods and she was telling us how we should find ways to meet the people who inspire us and she had done just that with the Dalai Lama.
So on Thursday my friend Tiffany and I went to Millenium Point for Diaspora Birmingham. It was an art and spoken word event focusing on Black Lives in Britain today. The spoken word artists Akala, Vanessa Kissule and Sowero Kinch did pieces based on paintings and photography by Olivia Twist, Vanley Burke, Abian Richards and Ines Elsa Dalal. Anyway I must have taken in what Dee had been telling us because I managed to get a photo with Akala afterwards. So he isn't as grand or wholesome as the Dalai Lama (I am pretty jealous that she met him) but it was a pretty good event and something really unusual.
I finished Tansy Hoskin's book and bought a book she slates: 'Green is the new black' by Tamsin Blanchard and 'Naked Fashion' which seems more exciting so I might read that one first. Anyway please enjoy this picture of the back of me, I need to stop wearing black because since I got these Joni's from Topshop I don't wear anything else.
PS. I considered writing a post about the Rick Owens SS16 show but I am still processing whether or not I am scarred for life...