Rhys-earch Bow

It is probably fair to say that all of us have procrastinated at some point during our PGR career. However, how many of us can honestly say that they have used the time writing a whole blog post using word play?! Rhys managed to transform what started as a recurrent …

Emerging From The Bottom

‘Emerging From The Bottom’ is Claudia’s third short story published in Research Bow and completes her first short story trilogy. Claudia’s journey is unique, but we know that many of us struggle with similar experiences, so we hope that sharing these experiences will make us all feel a little less …

The Whirlpool

This short story is a sequel to Claudia’s first story “The Scottish Newen: A Short Story Of My Journey To Open My Soul“. With this second short story, Claudia continues her lyrical journey and shares some advice on how to deal with mental health issues during a PhD. All of …

The Scottish Newen: A Short Story Of My Journey To Open My Soul.

This short story was written by Claudia in the context of a series of writing workshops, lead by Janis Mackay, a Scottish writer and storyteller. The learning process of the English language was one of the most challenging tasks for Claudia. Striving to enhance her writing skills, Claudia discovered the …

Is it Okay to Have a Bad Day? A Docu-Music Video

On a cold February afternoon, I posted a special invitation on a Facebook group in Edinburgh called ‘The Meadows Share’. I asked if anyone would be willing to share  any advice for themselves when they are having a bad day. My goal was to create a short film that reaches people, so I figured it would be great to feature as …

Melanin

 

I

Daughter of a

Black

Man and a

White

Woman

 

AM

I a colour you

Understand

Do I fit your

Criteria

Brown sample swatch

 

A

History of

Resilience

Runs through my

Veins

Cries for justice

 

BLACK

Is my skin my

Heritage

My beaten

Brow

And thickened skin

 

WOMAN

Of colour

Threatened

By both violence and

Complacency

Can you help me

 

AND

I have a

Voice

But ours is

Louder

When we bleed as one

 

I

Am not better

Injustice

Affects us all

So

Please don’t shoot me

 

WILL

You recognize my

Pain

My skin colour should not

Stop

Me from breathing

 

PERSIST

Rather than perpetuate

Defend

Rather than deny

Together

We demand change

 

BLACK LIVES MATTER


 

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