KENNETH NORWOOD

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Kenneth Norwood is an American Film research student at the University of Southampton. He hales from Houston, Texas but received his undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from Xavier University of New Orleans in 2013. In that same year, after receiving his B.A., he relocated to Brooklyn, New York to pursue his M.A. in Media Studies at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus–which he received in 2017. His primary academic concern is the role that Black Queer Art and its disruption of historical narratives through film. In the past, he has written extensive work in the area of the African Queer Diaspora and the works of both the late Marlon Riggs and Isaac Julien.

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IT’S NOT A “WEIRD HEAD,” IT’S A TESTA DI MORO

IT’S NOT A “WEIRD HEAD,” IT’S A TESTA DI MORO

In the wake of season two of The White Lotus, a surge of interest in buying the “weird heads” featured in the show has found Semtex fuming over the collective inability to call the décor by its correct name—and how that inability is a microaggressive form of othering....

WHEN FRIENDSHIP TURNS INTO A HOSTAGE SITUATION

WHEN FRIENDSHIP TURNS INTO A HOSTAGE SITUATION

Semtex goes off on the concept of friendship and how it can often be more trouble than it’s worth, especially when it comes to maintaining a relationship with somebody you’ve known most of your life. And many decide to continue to put up with such a person's toxicity...

STREGA NONA IS OFFENSIVE AS FUCK

STREGA NONA IS OFFENSIVE AS FUCK

In her next piece for #itchysilk, Semtex goes in like the proverbial charging bull on Italian stereotypes. Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola is the catalyst for her ire. Through the lens of this children's book, Semtex highlights that, in many ways,...

EFADEL

EFADEL

Efadel wants to live to write, but she muses a lot. When she is not musing, she also wants to do many other things. She lives in Nigeria but wants to travel around the world, meet their people and observe their eyes, see their colours, enjoy their music, learn their...

EBENEZER OKIKE

EBENEZER OKIKE

Ebenezer Okike is a documentary photographer based in Lagos with a degree in Geology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He has worked immensely in the South–South of Nigeria with a focus in documenting Education and Immigration in the Northern parts of Cross...