Four years ago this Toni Morrison quote changed my life:
If there’s a book you want to read, and it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
I first came across it in the SXSW festival in 2018. I had just left my corporate job and was trying to figure out what to do next.
When local women’s art project Fabric Experiments invited submissions for an International Women’s Day portrait exhibition, I decided I would try to create a tribute to Toni. Her words had struck me like a bolt of lightning.
Thank you Toni Morrison, literary giant and Nobel prize winner for inspiring me to start writing fiction. The Rockstar Ending series was born.
If you are in London this weekend (12-13 March), you can catch the exhibition featuring portraits submitted by more than 30 local women, at Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way, London, SE14 6PD. They have also been flyposted.
Alternatively you can find Fabric Experiments over on Instagram and see the amazing range of submissions there.