Sarah Mills is a writer and editor based in Italy. Her poetry has been featured in Panoply, Poets Reading the News, and Ink & Oil. Her articles on culture and art in the Middle East have been published in Al Fanar and the Kurdish magazine Culture Project. She is also a travel writer for the Rome-based tour company, Roma Experience. Sarah is in the process of finalizing her first novel.
In turning the camera on himself, even in his most vulnerable moments as a sick and dying man, filmmaker and activist Marlon Riggs demonstrated the futility of divorcing the personal from the political. These films are available now on OVID TV.
Ironically, the very thing many have lamented as chief atomizer of humankind, social media, has proven to be indispensable for bringing us together — and for bringing me solace while, like Boccaccio's women in Decameron, I wait out the pandemic in the hills of Abruzzo.