From think-pieces to poetry, plays to really witty tweets- I pride myself on leaving poignant, timely, tongue-in-cheek records of the times in which we find ourselves in.
Currently I’m the co-writer of theScreen Australia funded series Afro Sistahs, and a recent alumni of Carnival of the Bolds Citizen Writes program. My Work for stage includes opportunities with the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) through their Fresh Ink program, Long Form Script Development with Playwriting Australia (PWA) and as part of the Inaugural Emerging Writers Group at Sydney Theatre Company (STC) (2017-2019). I’m currently developing a new work on commission from Next Wave Festival and Campbelltown Arts Centre.
My words have been published in Eureka Street, Lita Magazine, FOLK Magazine, B15Mag and more.
Moreblessing Maturure reading of an excerpt from 4 Fridges
Where are you from?
I’m lucky if I go a week without being asked this question. Every encounter, depending on how exhausted I am, is an opportunity to make life considerably difficult for the person asking; to thread together a character hell-bent on denying any opportunity to satiate their curiosity.
ON DAYS LIKE THESE
On days like these we take a moment. Sandwiched somewhere between the school drop off, and that 9am conference call; in those precious minutes while we wait for our skim piccolo and invoice our clients— we pause to remember how incredible wom*n and wom*nhood are.
All minorities are not equal in the fight for justice
For as long as there has existed a 'lower class', a 'lesser gender', a 'sub-species', a 'deformity of the mind', there's been division within society. These partitions are central to any attempt at structuring power or delegating agency between peoples. Without them, power would be constantly challenged, even overthrown.
No to "not all ___"
As the social currency of allyship has increased in value over recent years, particularly during the transition into “Trump's America” (that’s a whole article other of its own), discussions between minorities and their well-intentioned allies are occurring more frequently.
For as long as there existed a “lower-class”, a “lesser gender”, a “sub-species”, a “deformity of the mind”, there’s always been division within our society. These partitions are central to any attempt at structuring power or delegating varying degrees of agency between peoples; without this, power would be constantly questioned, challenged or even overthrown.
Don't touch my hair
There’s been songs, books, plays, poems and multiple think pieces written about this—But hey, maybe one more will finally get the message across..
THE POWER OF THE SLASH
In a recent back-and-forth conversation via email with a potential employer, I got to the part where I had to specify my heritage. And for anyone who’s been asked this question on a regular basis, you understand how this could be the difference between getting the job and being informed that they’ve decided to “go in a different direction.”