Graduation: the death and rebirth of me.

Finally I have graduated! Rain soaked, very late and running through the graveyard I am struck with the realisation that the dead and the living are not that far apart. I had joked with my sister before leaving the house that I was dressed all in black like I was going to a funeral, and then changed from the black shirt I was wearing to a white one to seem more alive?! Now ironically I was making my way through the low lit path of St Albans Cathedral, creeping past the gravestones of people I did not know but in some weird way got to share the moment of my graduation with me and see the death of my university life, and the birth of a new post uni life spring into being the minute I walked back out of the cathedral.

Enough of the ramblings, the point I am making is that I am on the brink of a new era in my life. Well actually I am in a new era of my life; finished university, attempting to sort out my appalling finances and find a husband who will marry me quick and make loads of money so that I will not have to work anymore…

You have the opportunity to join me on this journey.

The first couple of blogs are a collection of poems, short pieces and a novella  I wrote during my time at university. Once I have off loaded these from my chest you will get to see the me that develops now as I reflect once again (but as a woman as opposed to a teen) on love, life, being black and womanhood – enjoy…



About Plantain Periodicals

Hello! Welcome to the Plantain Periodicals blogs. The name stems from the kitchen moments I had with my friends at university cooking plantain and planning our lives together. I have used this space as a window into my mind and the way I make sense of all my experiences through writing.This is where I share those conversations and moments that happen inside my head as a young woman growing up in 21st century London. Hopefully you'll be entertained and also learn a thing or two. My main blog ad: My literature blog: NMx
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