October 13th Update
by Wendy Maxwell/Nzinga
October 13th, '05
Greetings to all my friends in the T. Dot. and around the world!
I must first appologize for my lack of contact, and also to all of
you who have done the snail mail and I haven't respond. I have been
caught-up busy in the task of survival among other things. With this
email i touch basis with you and let you know that I have a new email
address, I'm still using firstname.lastname@example.org, but I've heard
wonders about gmail so here you go email@example.com.
Last I told you all was that my H&C was rejected and had as a last
choice a migrant workers program, (funny but that is how I got in the
country in the first place) in this case the skilled workers program.
After some thought, I have decided to be a bit patiente and work on
accumulating enough points for this application, I don't want to be
rejected once more this time on the basis of a half made application.
So, that is what I'm doing.
I'm trying my best to stay within my inner circle, still doing my art,
my blood paintings, and my poetry, working on building an urban arts
envirenment, cause there isn't a specific scene for this. connecting
with people that are doing positive things in the community and searching
for an NGO to volunteer with.
My children are great, if anything I'm greatfull about my situation
and all that happened to me, is that I have earned the respect of my
parents, sisters and children, who now look at me as a fighter, I've
earned a position of respect in my family, even comming out to my family,
it was some what dramatic, but not as much as I though it would be,
thanks to all the things that they heard other said about me on the
internet, on the news, and after seing what I have gone through. Until
then they only suspected many things, but never had a clue that I was
bearing this cross in silence. One more thing is that this also took
a big weight off my shoulders when the world knew what had been done
to me and I felt that through all that I was never alone.
Ase my ancestors for puting all this wonderfull people in my way.
Please, everyone keep in touch, I have to find an internet cafe to
access internet but I'm trying to hook-up a deal with the neighbor to
share internet at home, I should be more reliable on the internet after
Also, I recieved an email from CKLN informing me about the report from
Ryerson Security on my arrest. I here attach the info they sent me.
Love you all
Tiko Ba Si Igi Le Hin Ogba Ma Nwo
(If the fence does not have props it will collapse)