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 talks at conferences and spoken on panels including TEDxCoventGarden, 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
 

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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