Hey, I'm a filmmaker and I also love acting. Writing is my passion. I love interior design, good food and I believe self care is a form of art.
Hair care planet
Embracing my ethnicity Styling my hair is therapeutic and restorative. It is a feeling of peace and tranquillity that stays within my body while I am creating a masterpiece on my head. My hair styling journey did not start as a mindfulness practice, it was a useless attempt to tame my hair and conceal my blackness to look like the hair models on the shampoo bottle in my bathroom, who had long, straight, silky hair.
Coco boy and the chocolate cake
It was a hot and sweaty summer morning and the last thing I wanted to do was get ready for this wedding I was randomly invited to. I am not here to ruin anyone’s special day but imagine getting married with the love of your life, your sweetheart and honey bee and you purposely decide to invite me, Coco boy. Not because I am a special person in your life but because you wanted to thank me for making a cake, that I was going to get paid for at the end of the month, anyway. I imagine the couple would did such a thing because they felt bad for me, as I was an underpaid intern at a bakery I hate.
Moving to England during Brexit and learning how to sing
As an Afro Italian woman born and raised in Italy, with a mixed ethnic background of both Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo, the last thing I was thinking about was to randomly move to the United Kingdom, more precisely to a small, isolated, ethnocentric English village. I won’t mention the name because it is irrelevant in this story but what you need to know is that the difference between Italy and England is enormous and that there weren’t many choices regarding what subjects you wanted to study. I’d like to debate that the town is very posh, tidy and neat which is something I really adore. The school was of high rank in the county, however, it was the cultural difference between me and the people for me and most importantly the lack of desire most people in the school had to get to know a new person.
Being a production designer for a short film
A few months ago I was chosen to be the production designer for a short film written by a student and this is the most interesting and creative experience I’ve been going through since the pandemic swallowed our lives. My role is to create a whole new world with unique, meaningful and particular costumes and locations. I couldn’t be happier to be part of this as I can fully express my creativity and I can dedicate this part of my life to something I love doing.
With her green eyes she guards my shoulders Protecting me from the malevolent spies While I cross the northern see Saying goodbye to the Mediterranean lake
A Drop of Sun
Two kids underneath the black starry sky, waiting for the magic stars to see them A drop of sun falling like a sparkly gem
I never followed the ancient books For they gave me unpleasant looks They said two kiwi and one banana I said two strawberry and one Savannah
I bought an iPhone 12 for £1 and now I’m broke
I must confess I’m not actually broke but I did suffer the consequences of my actions. My poverty mentality almost ‘killed’ me. I’ve been through it my whole life ‘Save money for the rainy days, take advantage of discounts and if there’s anything that costs less money… BUY IT!’ NO MATTER WHAT! This is a consequence of growing up poor and always being afraid of losing money. You want to get everything you can so in case you end up with nothing, you have a backup plan.