Genial y libre Jamika Ajalon

Este largo y oscuro invierno berlines dedico mi tiempo, entre otras cosas, a un mapa online de artistas feministas europeas -sobre el que escribiré seguro que mucho pero más adelante. Así he descubierto a la protagonista de este post que ya he añadido a mi altar, Jamika Ajalon. Poetisa, cantautora, directora de cine y por encima de todo un espíritu libre. Con todos vosotros:

I came to earth as an alien is the title of a poem and the latest cd of poet, song writer and filmmaker Jamika Ajalon. It is also “a life motif for me” she writes. “… growing up a chocolate chip in a predominantly white suburbia … I didn’t feel as if i fit anywhere. In the black community I didn’t adhere to codes of blackness … In the straight community i couldn’t pass for a girl and i had feelings for other girls … OUT in the real world … (i was) still searching for aliens as me … and of course discovered not all of them were black. I found links with OTHERS who were often hailed with glances saying “Who are you – a freak?”, as we did not fit nicely into any category. … This made my little alien inside furious – and i began to shout (write, film, sing) about it. Meanwhile I guess I realised that NOBODY FITS.”
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