Amara Amaryah | travel + books + poetry. a platform for story-telling, visuals, positive self-talk and empowerment.| what I’m reading and writing in the holidays. hello loves. it’s the final days until christmas and i’ve been off work since 12.31pm thursday 19 december. so far it has been a beautiful few days of doing as i want alarm-free and hiding in my apartment. or meeting up with friends. absolutely no in between. socialising or hibernating. i’m now heading home for a fe
hello loves. as black history month comes to an end, i wanted to share some of my favourite poetry collections from black writers that i have enjoyed. the reading list could be longer but i’ve selected a few writers who mean something special to me. black history month 2019. this black history month has felt a bit slow. maybe chairing the black and ethnic minority society during my uni days meant that i was used to black history coming into life with a bang on 1st october wit
Amara Amaryah | travel + books + poetry, always poetry. a platform for story-telling, visuals, positive self-talk and empowerment.| poetry updates and cosmopoetica. hi loves. there has been so much going on in my life poetry wise. i wanted to put a post together sharing all the things i’ve been up to. showing up purely to celebrate and catch you up on anthology publications, online publications, hippodrome young poets showcase, international poetry gigs… to name a few things
Amara Amaryah | travel + books + poetry, always poetry. a platform for story-telling, visuals, positive self-talk and empowerment | new poems + poetry updates hello loves i hope this week is treating you well so far. it feels good and right to be back with a poetry update. your favourite poetry girl has been busy doing poet so i wanted to share a bit of what life looks like in the world of amara. better, april is national poetry month which is good enough persuasion for poetr
Amara Amaryah | travel + books + poetry, always poetry. a platform for story-telling, visuals, positive self-talk and empowerment.| letter to my 23 year old self. you taught me that i am able to manifest everything that i deeply need. when i trust it in prayer. i learnt that magic can become reality if i believe it to be so and i learnt to listen. to my self and to my God. i am sure that any other year i might have crumbled under the pressure of the lessons of 22. but i didn’
Amara Amaryah | travel + books + poetry, always poetry. a platform for story-telling, visuals, positive self-talk and empowerment.| one thousand poems in one year. hello loves so i’m writing about a challenge i am working towards. because i’m pushing all of my boundaries without being intimidated by them. and this year i am going to write one thosand poems in one year. why the challenge? i remember speaking to poet joshua judson (favourite) after hearing him perform beautiful
Amara Amaryah | travel + books + poetry, always poetry. a platform for story-telling, visuals, positive self-talk and empowerment | solo travel tips + lessons. hello loves i hope everyone has had a good week. if you follow me on instagram you’ll know that it’s been a week since my solo travels to budapest. before i drop my budapest travel diaries, i thought it would be a good idea to write about my solo travel experience. so. officially budapest was my first solo trip. the fi
Amara Amaryah | travel + books + poetry, always poetry. a platform for story-telling, visuals, positive self-talk and empowerment | 2019 new year’s intentions hello loves i’ve had some interesting conversations already this year about setting realistic intentions for 2019. 2018 saw impressive growth with page views, revamped the blog (did you notice?) and also improved quality of my content. i’m proud of what 2018 taught me about my blogging style and i’m ready to take it all
happy national writing day. i always miss the national/world “_________” days so i feel like i should show up properly for this particular one. hey. sometimes i feel like most of my writings, even the prose, have poetry at the bottom of it. towards the end of my undergrad, i noticed that my favourite writers had this trait too. baldwin. angelou. didion. walcott. i love that i can’t write a play without it being poetic or entertain an autobiography or an essay without feeling
hello loves. i’m back. with some sharing of self and poems. firstly, much has been happening in my life since my last post. i haven’t been very consistent and there’s no hiding from that and i’m going to do this walk of shame in full. so. i’ve been creating and writing and starting new chapters and figuring out new things for the last few months. content creation had been shifted to the back of the queue, but this marks the first week that i am following a dedicated plan so i
hello loves i’m in a sharing mood. it’s been a while since i’ve shared any poetry. i want to. here is something that i am rehearsing and filling my flat with in preparation for the Naturally Crowned Event this saturday. a poem, from the first manuscript. These self-made sista circles are
That is what upsets and confuses the world.
Last so long
Work so well.
hello loves i hope everybody is still treating themselves kindly in light of the new year. i hope you are still listening to yourself. it is so important. i am trying to find out what is important to me, whose voice, whose words, which part of the world, which part of my life etc. the likes of Maya Angelou and others reviewed in this post are included in that faction, i now can say. i’ve been committed to reading what i want post-graduation. it is important that i give mysel
hello loves before i begin this post about my poetry readings, i want to discuss what i learnt yesterday at the ‘is the black womxn god?’ event. Dr. Runoko Rashidi taught me: ‘black was widely recognised as the colour of deification. it was not a colour of mourning as the western world has asked it to be. it was the colour of God. imagine a time when black was the colour of God.’ tell them. the entire event was filled with reminders to all gathered in the room that we have re
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representing your family.
And your culture likewise. Allow yourself the space to get frustrated with not being documented.
Or being documented in such a way that
it is no longer about you.
Or your people. Or your collected history.
Trust that frustration.
Trust it and
give it the room it needs to develop
and spread into every dormant part of your being until
you must exhibit all that you are proud of
in a docum
take no shame
in exploring the unexplored, sometimes.
there is much beauty to be found in
what you can find
in the hidden things. -Amara Amaryah Interrupting// birmingham. Mind wanderer// birmingham. Reverie// birmingham. Post brexit feels// birmingham. Love when the sun does this// birmingham. Piece of peace// birmingham. #city #uk #birmingham #traveluk #vsco #rt #photography #streetphotography #travel #poetry #poems #europe