i was working on this all week for @killbenedictcumberbatch birthday AND IM EARLY ON ACCIDENT anyways it’s lighter than i wanted it to be ever since the paint dried and my hand was wiggly thru the entire inking process but i really ! ! ! ! i’m honestly happy abt this ! ! ! ! i wish i could scan it in ! ! ! ! !
happy 24th birthday next week tomi i lov u ! ! ! !
Photos from Dennis Morris’ series “Southall: A Home From Home,” a collection of images of British Sikhs taken from 1974-1982
As well as being a rare contemporary study of a thriving ethnic community, Morris’s pictures reveal the tired faces of large groups of school children gathered around Southall’s bus stops as early as 6am. Without realizing it at the time, he had stumbled across “bussing”, a blatant act of racial segregation by the local council to lower the ratio of Asian pupils in Southall by sending them to schools outside the area. “They were bussing them within the borough but outside of Southall itself, to Ealing or Hanwell,” says Morris. “The kids were too young to be out on the streets on their own at six in the morning and their parents had to leave their houses early to travel to work. I had hit on something that was quietly going on and everyone was trying to hide.”
Then followed the Southall riots and suddenly Morris struggled to get his project published or exhibited. “No one would touch it,” he says. “It was too hot for them. People are now ready to reveal the truth in some ways.”
The truth also includes poignant studies of sparsely furnished accommodation, often housing three generations to a room. There is a picture of an elderly Sikh sitting between his two granddaughters and clutching a radio cassette player [last photo in the set]. “There was him, the granddaughters and the husband and wife in that one room. I asked him what his most valuable possession was and he picked up the radio. That was quite strong for me because it makes you realize how people can work so hard and the only thing they get out of it is a radio.” And yet Home from Home reveals the richness of the community spirit in Southall and the extended families who work hard and support each other. - (x)
I WISH, I used to have a small dog and several fish but rn i have nothing
I’m trying to remember what my dog looked like, I think he was brown?? His name was Pupsik and we took him off the streets when we lived in India but then he bit me and we had to get rid of him and i had to go to the hospital for tetanus injections
all I can remember from that is having a rly sore butt from where they jabbed the needle it was wild