a short film/video of a spoken word poem by martina gordon
It is supposed to represent the autonomy of thoughts and questions that swirl through our minds – like a train. They follow their own path sometimes and end up in places you never really imagined they could be – whether those places are filled with darkness or light. In the climate that we are currently living in, I wanted to call on how sensitive the mind is to what it consumes. As easy as it is for some of us to step away from it all, for marginalized people, specifically Black people, there is no stepping away. There is only approaching every thought, feeling, pain and joy hoping that it brings you one step closer to freedom.