to be African, to be Woman, to be Creative, to be Fashionable, to be Intelligible, to be be IMARA

imara by Mshana

This is the canvas and the pages on which I curate and display the life I wish to create for myself and other liminal hu-women like myself. I explore here my passion for fashion, present my literally inspired visual arts, write my visual arts inspired written works, share my linguistics, travel diaries, show my finding comfort in food, and heck, whatever else I feel like... Welcome and enjoy!

Posts tagged Stream of Consciousness
Sister, girlfriend…

“Now b**** thank you for finally understanding that you are unwanted anywhere near us. I don’t think we appreciate opportunistic parasites like you who only come to people when they encounter mental illness like you are currently doing. You are nothing but a mentally ill b****. One that is also so heartless. I can’t believe you still find your way to try talk to my boyfriend when it’s you who hurt him. You have no shame you witch. I swear if I see a sign of your solution self around either my boyfriend or I, I swear…

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Imagined love

Today I mourned for the death of our love again.

In tears I looked at myself in the mirror and my reflection reminded me that, what I missed was not you…because, it was never about you. What I truly missed is what we could have been.

With that thought I was reminded of what lives in me; the poetry, the love nonsense, the romance that I brought to life with my imagination and most of all the version of you that I crafted with my thought. How could I have not known this already? 

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