Safi Nakihimba's Blog

  • You Marked Me

    The way your body was sculpted, I swear to God
    I swear to myself, ‘cause I am a Goddess
    You left me speechless
    You took the words right out of my mouth
    I could only scream, moan, pant
    Lost my breath
  • Flag Of My Own & YouTube Channel

    On February 29, 2020, I had the opportunity to share my poem: “Flag Of My Own” during the Black History Month Edition Vol. 4 Reckless Arts Showcase. This event was hosted by the wonderful Lamoi Simmonds.
  • He Took The Condom Off

    My hope is that survivors understand that when such an act takes place, no matter who did it, it is a grave violation of their sexual autonomy and dignity. If they choose to handle this legally, the law should support, protect and validate them, while putting out a clear message that this is NOT to be tolerated.
  • In. This. Moment.

    #SmallVictories

    I’m slowly finding my spirit surrendering to the circumstances I can’t change.
    I am still finding ways to shift the way I process certain things, even if it looks like a waste of time/energy/money/hope.

    It’s not the kind of improvement I was looking for but this is what’s available right now. In. This. Moment.

     

  • Darkness Whipped Into Gold

    Like the darkness in my thoughts, I felt compelled to splash a little bit of dark acrylic paint unto the canvas panel which was already very colourful. The more I covered it, the better I felt. 
  • Masterpiece: Named After Me

    I didn't know I didn't have to master the pieces in my life to be seen as I am: a masterpiece.
  • I Trust In Kofi's Art

    I eventually found myself saying: I trust in Kofi's art... 
  • Deep Red

    Can you imagine crimson escaping your paradise every month?

    Yet, society has the nerve to call you the weaker sex?

  • Chapter: It's My Birthday!

    I just know I want to be there when I become everything I am supposed to be according to the vision created by the design of my very fragile mind.
  • Chapter: 2019, Now What?

    So, it's 2019... Now, what? Well, I continue. I continue to do whatever was working before, and tweak things a little. I start what has not been started (within reason), and I purge what needs to disappear. However, I maintain this attitude (to the best of my ability), for the whole year. 
  • Chapter 4: Falling and falling and falling

    Every time it looks like they are finally going to hit the floor or more snow, they somehow grab a hold of something to preserve their balance for a mere seconds, only for it to happen again until gravity wins. 
  • Chapter 3: This is where I stand

    This is where I stand. I am drowning, but if I don't swim or at least try, my story will end and "they" will tarnish it by saying that I did not even try...