Must see inspiring documentaries
Documentaries have the ability to drop us into someone else's story and give us a new perspective on the world. I've collected the favourite documentaries that have inspired me (in random order), and hope they will give you inspiration as well! Let me know which documentaries inspire you in the comment section below.
Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé (2019)
Quincy (Rashida Jones, 2018)
Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams (Mat Whitecross, 2018)
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (Mami Sunada, 2014)
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (Werner Herzog & Dmitry Vasyukov, 2013)
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (David Gelb, 2011)
Advanced Style (Lina Plioplyte, 2014)
Hockney (Randall Wright, 2014)
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (Lisa Vreeland, 2011)
Sing Your Song (Susanne Rostock, 2011)
Marina Abramovich: The Artist is Present (Matthew Akers, 2012)
A Matter of Taste: Serving up Paul Liebrandt (Sally Rowe, 2011)
Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston, 1990)
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (Goran Olsson, 2011)
Encounters at the End of the World (Werner Herzog, 2007)
A House in Bayswater (Ken Russell, 1960)
What Happened, Miss Simone (Liz Garbus, 2015)
Being Elmo (Constance Marks, 2011)
Pina (Wim Wenders, 2011)
Man on Wire (James Marsh, 2008)
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Frank not only worked with his limitations but he embraced them. He “poured, dripped and spilled paint covers the canvas….” and managed to create a piece even more interesting because it is authentic to who he is. He’s working with what he has.
So many of us get distracted by what we don’t have, feeling we need to have our shit together, all the goods the tools and the answers.
I know i can get caught up in that too, so no shade if you feel read, darlings. But i find it a helpful reminder always for myself and for every one of my clients to hold space for wherever you’re at. Cause we can work with that.
what if instead of needing to have the best equipment we can afford, or needing our whole 10 year plan together, we instead worked with what’s right here.
"We live in a culture that values activity and 'hard work'. But - paradoxically - the hardest work we can sometimes do is to stop rushing around, sit with our thoughts, analyse our feelings, take stock of where we are and understand ourselves better.”
Darlings! It’s Carnival this weekend and time for one of my favourite things: to nyam my way around the Caribbean!
What better time to share a video + recipe for one of my ultimate fave Caribbean dishes: Callaloo Soup!
There’s a sentimental connection to this dish, remembering friends afar who i went to school with back on the islands, and so i thought i’d make my own version (which happens to be vegan and gluten free but i don’t subscribe to any food label cause i believe in doing you and eating what the hell works for your body. More on that HERE and HERE if you want).
So, welcome to our tiny kitchen! Filmed on the hottest day of the year so far of course! Ketil is my sous chef and sound person! I am adding unhinged commentary as always. IGTV below and recipe card and deets are below! Oh and a playlist to cook and nyam and dance to on the right - si mi yah! 🍵
Let me know what you think!
fancy a gigantic “lately” scrapbook update + diary of my summertime moments? expect a behind the scenes gander at my inner landscape (not a euphemism), news updates, resources, personal photos, peach outfits + a playlist!
resilience as action.
hope as practice.
Slow jam Sunday. Even though it’s not raining, still a forever fave + we get the metaphor, right?
So back in 2016 i was going through a particularly tough time. not so hopeful to say the least. some are often surprised to hear that, in light of the work i was doing those years. but to anyone reading who is moving through dark days, i know it might seem naff for me to say, but i’ma say it anyway, i hope you can read this and believe things will get better. i believe in you, and i admire and cheer you on for showing up to meet this day. i know things can feel hopeless, perhaps dark and frightening, but you will get through this. i promise, you can and you will.
A side effect to the gathering of copious amounts of things i love, admire, respect and adore, is that i wonder if it’s too much. Replace “it’s” with “i’m”. Cause that’s at the root, right?
I wonder if i overwhelm with sharing. I- just- get- SO - enthusiastic about things.