skin colour

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the accident of my skin

i have so-called white skin. i don't hate my skin colour. i hate that it has been elevated above the skin colours of so many other people. i hate that some people see themselves as 'better than' simply based on the accident of their skin colour. When i talk about defeating whiteness that is what i mean. It is not at all about hating the skin i, or people who look like me, have or [...]

By |2018-03-21T09:26:16+00:00March 21st, 2018|inspire-ations, race vibes, reflections, South Africa|0 Comments

Poem: This skin

If I stay out in the sun long enough Can the red hide the pain of past injustices? If I poke my head over an electrified walled property on the slopes of Camps Bay Will the green be enough to disguise my own wealth I struggle to even keep track of? If I host a sad movie marathon with tales of war, missed out romance and dying people Might the blue cover over my own [...]

By |2017-11-14T09:17:17+00:00November 14th, 2017|pain and Hope, poems and other creativity, race vibes|0 Comments