My name is Uviwe. I write, I take photographs, I draw and I dream. I am a lover of all beautiful and creative things.
"For Women Who Are Difficult to Love" - written and performed by Warsan Shire.
You are a horse running alone
and he tries to tame you
compares you to an impossible highway
to a burning house
says you are blinding him
that he could never leave you
want anything but you
you dizzy him, you are unbearable
every woman before or after you
is doused in your name
you fill his mouth
his teeth ache with memory of taste
his body just a long shadow seeking yours
but you are always too intense
frightening in the way you want him
unashamed and sacrificial
he tells you that no man can live up to the one who
lives in your head
and you tried to change didn’t you?
closed your mouth more
tried to be softer
less volatile, less awake
but even when sleeping you could feel
him travelling away from you in his dreams
so what did you want to do love
split his head open?
you can’t make homes out of human beings
someone should have already told you that
and if he wants to leave
then let him leave
you are terrifying
and strange and beautiful
something not everyone knows how to love.
Director, Producer : Andrea Cortes-Juarbe & Christine Mehr
Editor: Christine Mehr
Co-Editor: Andrea Cortes-Juarbe
Special thanks - Lauren Stanton, Sara’o Bery, Ada Pinkston, Isa Nakazawa
Audio mashed by Christine Mehr
Instrumental track - Zoe Keating’s “Sun Will Set.”
New Little Dragon - Klapp Klapp, the first single from the album “Nabuma Rubberband” Available on May 12th 2014.
If your always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be! - Maya Angelou
THAT crazed girl improvising her music.
Her poetry, dancing upon the shore,
Her soul in division from itself
Climbing, falling She knew not where,
Hiding amid the cargo of a steamship,
Her knee-cap broken, that girl I declare
A beautiful lofty thing, or a thing
Heroically lost, heroically found.
No matter what disaster occurred
She stood in desperate music wound,
Wound, wound, and she made in her triumph
Where the bales and the baskets lay
No common intelligible sound
But sang, ‘O sea-starved, hungry sea.
William Butler Yeats
Nelson Mandela with his children, 1951
Alf Kumalo photographed the daily lives of the Mandela family, and documented black life in apartheid South Africa over fifty years.