I'm a sista from Tottenham

On 22nd May 2019, we held a networking & meet up event at The Bluecoats. During the evening, one of the local writers at the event, Anj Cairns, collected from conversations taking place and currated a poem from what was spoken about. Below is the result!

Photos from the networking event featuring Rachel Ho, Anj Cairns, Mumma Sue, Hayley Venus and Miranda Keeling.


I’m a sista from Tottenham


Do you want to know my name?

I’m a sista from Tottenham

Let’s talk business

I have a terrible confession to make.

I need a millennial.

I’m in so many group chats at the moment.

I’m so fucking overwhelmed, it’s not even funny.

I grew up in a carnival.

I think I have a story to tell.

It must be you who’s put on a musical.


Do you want to know my name?

I’m a sista from Tottenham.

The name always gets people’s attention.

It’s like rugby on roller skates.

Are you playing? It’s a free event.

There’ll be coffins.

I think that sounds a bit strange

But I don’t understand why people wouldn’t do it.

It was part of what I needed to do.

I’ll just do a downward dog before going to bed and it’ll be alright.

I’ve done so many.


Do you want to know my name?

’m a sista from Tottenham.

The sun is radiating on everyone

Helping people feel better inside and out

It wasn’t raining cos they’re Australian.

There’s a big phallic symbol next to us.

They don’t make cars like this anymore.

They won’t make cars like this anymore.

Do you have your lobster card ready?


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