About the project
" 'I am still blessed to be one one, before I am in one’ is a poem I performed and wrote, which explores the history of activism, speeches and self made stages. Heavily influenced and referenced by civil rights speeches, speakers corner, pastors and preachers, I wanted to pay homage to the people who have created platforms for themselves and what they stand for. Performed against a background of vast and endless see, I attempted to visually play with the idea that a stage is something that can be created anywhere if you have something to say. The poem pays huge homage to those ‘that belong to those; I belong to before I belonged to me’ and the lineage of people that I believe are an amalgamation of, as someone who stands in the intersections of many identities. I believe speech has been the longest, strongest and only currency that marginalised people have had for centuries and this is a celebration of that."