Poetry & Talks

 

OUT NOW: L WORDS (artwork by Honey Williams)

 
 
Staggeringly powerful poetry from Bakita, highlighting the importance of unpicking self stigma to improve quality of life
— SUSAN COLE-HALEY, NAT
Truly an honour and privilege to hear you speak. You are an amazing young woman! Like seriously. You WERE my highlight and I could listen to you speak all day.
— Aled Osborne
Best input today; values led, informed, well crafted. Thank you!
— Jamie S
Bakita succeeded in making my thumb and middle finger go numb from so much snapping. She took it there. She spoke my heart.
— AUDIENCE MEMBER, SURREY CULTURE SHOW


Poetry 

 

Through my poetry, I explore the tensions between expectations/stereotypes, internal dialogue and social constructs. In 2016, I received a Commendation from the Words & Music Festival and have performed my poetry in a variety of places, including Thaba Bosiu (Lesotho), Paris and I have been a guest performer in the play EXperiences.

Themes covered include (but are not exclusive to):

  • Identity

  • Discovery

  • Black and African history

  • Displacement

  • Self-care/self-love

  • Childhood

  • Mental health/wellbeing

  • Relationships

 

Talks

I have delivered keynotes and been a panellist at various events, including TEDxCoventGarden, Fast-Track Cities Initiative London launch, the Young Diverse World Changers conference and IAS conference in Paris. 

Themes covered include (but are not exclusive to):

  • Challenging self-stigma

  • Accessing health care/support

  • Women empowerment

  • Civil society capacity building

  • Self-care and rethinking resilience in activism

Read my theatre piece, for HIV Voices dramatic monologue collection, Invisible No Longer.

 

Scars - video edited by @IzzyArio

Black + Female - filmed by Melanated Minds (as part of the Miseducated Project).
Contains strong language and necessary education.

 

I Am - produced by Nazmul Hoque. Instrumental by Lex Amor. Written and performed by BAKITA:KK. Created as part of The Truth Session scheme.

 

Peak - produced by Nazmul Hoque. Instrumental by Lex Amor. Written and performed by BAKITA:KK. Created as part of The Truth Session scheme.

 
 

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