Hi! I’m Accalia (pronounced ah-kay-lee-ah), a student currently studying English Literature at Royal Holloway University of London, aspiring writer and part time painter (link to Hand painted denim at the bottom of this page). I write about topics that are important to me, the taboo topics of politics, places I’ve travelled, film, theatre, books, fashion and lifestyle – pretty much anything that comes to mind at the time. On here you will also find a few of my fictional writings and other creative endeavours.
If you have any requests of topics you’d like to hear my opinion on though please feel free to leave them in the comments below – I’d love to know your thoughts!
The world is reopening its shops, pubs and other gathering spaces again and with them a moment in time comes to a close. With this in mind, I have been releasing a poem a day, each one my responses to the times as they unfolded- beginning back to March as lockdown was about to begin to the present moments of anger and injustice.
- Fact or Fiction: a look at the effect that technology has on the information we are getting and being wary in a world of ‘fake news’.
“With our busy lives we tend not to have the time to check the facts, we just assume and trust that the information we are provided with is true”Fact or Fiction
- Reading In Lockdown: 5 hopeful books. Reading is often used to console during times of crisis to escape and to envision a time that will be better. These are my top five – what are yours to keep you entertained and hopeful during lockdown?
- Film Reviews… the most recent film I saw at the cinema was ‘The True History of the Kelly Gang’ directed by Justin Kerzel. It was a really unique film that makes you aware of its fictitious nature – read more here. Out 22nd June to watch at home!
I also sell hand painted denim jackets and jeans – check out my Depop page here – https://www.depop.com/accaliasmith