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Educator. Poet. Linguist. Bibliophile. Capoeirista. Black
These are six words that encapsulate the essence of Etienne.
“Poetry is my release, it is the the way that I best express myself.
Writing and reciting.
The moments when I feel most comfortable communicating my feelings about the world,
the skin that I live in.”
Don’t Tell me how to feel (2014)
A culmination of twenty-two years of daily micro-aggressions and my personal riposte to them.
Inspired by recognising the privileges that we have, and those awarded to others.
Big Boys Don’t Cry (2015)
Stemmed from a conversation with my sister about a former partner’s inability to show emotion at a funeral.
The Proof (2018)
Self-love, selfie generation for those who vilify black features and then purchase them.