As the newsletter takeover continues, you might have guessed that I’m not Tobi!
Some of you may know me as a writer, producer and (sometimes) poet. Some of you may not know me at all! Well, allow me to (re)introduce myself:
I’m Siana – longtime friend, fan and supporter of Black Ballad. Like you, the weekly newsletter has offered me comfort, affirmation, and encouragement during the best… and worst of times.
When I was asked to write my own BB Newsletter, I wracked my brain trying to think of what I wanted to say to you all. I decided that, as I have been through an intense period of change, it was important to reflect on solitude. I’ve had to actively learn that there is a difference between ‘solitude’ and ‘loneliness’ – but for weeks I was caught in the grey area between them. Psychology Today reminds us that ‘From the outside, solitude and loneliness look a lot alike. Both are characterised by solitariness. But all resemblance ends at the surface’.