Wow. What an incredible experience SPILL Festival was and still is being. I want to say thank you to everyone who has supported the work.I have just arrived in Amsterdam after performing Me, Myself and My Oreos at SPILL Festival and now I feel reflective.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this idea of reparations and what it means.
While I was performing the show last week,I met many amazing people, as well as encountering with many familiar faces. I left that space feeling empowered and inspired by those around me.
Especially by audience members whom approached me with an open heart.
When audience members approached me and expressed their experience of the show I was amazed. I noticed the role this piece had and the emotions it was steering up. I found myself comforting people while they reflected upon their privilege and ways of being. And thats when I realised that actually this piece of work, even though it’s my personal journey of healing emancipated those who interacted with it through self reflection.
This brings me back to this idea proposed by Ria Hartley at the SPILL symposium. The notion of Radical Softness.
Love and Care. For each other and for ourselves. There is nothing more powerful that the power of Love for humanity.
Going back to this idea of reparations, as stated by Esther Stanford-Xosei in this video below. Reparations of the African people is the liberation of humanity. When we as African people being to heal we open the doors for the rest of the world.
This is a long video but very worth the watch:
Thank you. Remember you’re Beautiful…..