PHIL DESIRA

by | Nov 19, 2018 | VERBALISTS | 0 comments

Just another brick in the wall Phil Desira found himself graduating university with a Ba (Hons) in Media Studies with Literature. Struggling to apply himself to a career in the early 2000s he continued to work in retail until 2018 where circumstances forced him to look at life differently and desire more. He left retail to support his family and embrace his lifelong love of all the fictional genres in all the different media. Science fiction, fantasy, horror, westerns, thrillers in novels, comic books, television shows, movies and music. He doesn’t consider himself another brick in the wall, but an individual, with a love of the arts and dreams.

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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...