Poetry & Talks
Bakita’s stage name is BAKITA:KK.
BAKITA:KK is an international performance poet and speaker. She has shared her poetry and spoken in Africa, Europe and North America. She has been commissioned to write poetry for National Stephen Lawrence Day, spoken at the largest health conference in the world and delivered a TEDx in 2017.
Through her poetry and talks she explores the tensions between expectations/stereotypes, internal dialogue and social constructs. Through her talks she challenges the notion of ‘hard to reach’, challenges self-stigma, access to healthcare, advocacy and community empowerment.
In 2017, Bakita tried her hand at theatre writing and wrote a dramatic monologue for HIV Voices. Her piece, Invisible No Longer, was inspired by and named after the research project that shone a spotlight on the needs of women affected by HIV. This piece was performed by Ayesha Casely-Hayford, at a MAC Cosmetics event.
Black + Female - filmed by Melanated Minds (as part of the Miseducated Project).
Contains strong language and necessary education.
I Am - filmed as part of the Spark17 movement at Sentebale (Lesotho).