This year, the theme of gal-dem’s second print edition, which is published in September 2017, is “Home”.
The idea of what home is can be complex, confusing and multidimensional for women of colour living in Britain. When split between numerous identities, ethnicities and nationalities, what home is to us isn’t always straightforward. It doesn’t have to be a fixed and tangible place, home can simply be a feeling, a nostalgic song from your childhood or your mum teaching you to cook jollof rice on a Sunday afternoon.
Through live performances, film and photography, our Explorations of Home event in May, in collaboration with ASOS, documented this beautifully intricate idea of what home is to women of colour through the voices of eight incredible poets. From the sleepy suburbs of Greater London to the picturesque county of Oxfordshire, these poets invited us into their neighbourhoods and expressed in their own words what home means to them.
If you missed the event, you can watch a playlist of the videos below, featuring poets Bridget Minamore, Anjali Barot, Rachel Long, Tania Nwachukwu, Raheela Suleman, Vanessa Kisuule, Theresa Lola and Hibaq Osman. Videography by Nadira Amrani.