Self Care Mix #006 - TONE by The Vagina Series
Tone also known as Antonia is the music editor of gal-dem, self dubbed as "a vibrant online magazine written by women of colour for all to explore!". We couldn't agree more. It's brilliant.
She also is a radio producer working at BBC Radio 1Xtra and the Asian Network. She recently presented a documentary about colourism.
In conversation with Tone:
What makes you a phenomenal woman?
My ambition and my poker face. Over this last year in particular, I've found myself taking up opportunities I didn't see coming along so soon. In my mind I might have thought I wasn't ready but I went for it because if I didn't someone else certainly would. Sometimes grab life with your two hands and dive in. Don't look down!
If you knew everything you know now about life and general adulting, what would you say to your pubescent, teenage self about your worries?
Stop worrying about things out of your control.
Lastly, everyone grew up with different names for their vulva area - what did you grow up calling it?
Used to call it my bending down. Don't ask.
No Man Big Enough For My Arms - Ibeyi
Blossom Dearie - Ravyn Lenae
Smoke With Me - Children of Zeus
Makeda - Les Nubians
Skippy - Blue Lab Beats
After the Tone - Crayon ft. Lossapardo
You Love ‘Em - ROM ft. Emmavie
Stuck - Oshun
Aura - Layfullstop
Pour Me Water - Mr Eazi
You Alright Yeah - Don.E
Your Highness - IAMDDB
Contagious - Swing Ting ft. Foxx + Tyler Daley
A Tone of Scars - Rascal
Leave Me Alone - Kaytranada ft. Shay Lia
If Only - Raveena
Cloud of Your Own - The Internet
Peace Begins With - Zara McFarlane
Black Moon - Yazmin Lacey
I Hope We Never Break Up - Emmavie ft. Ego Ella May
I Am Not Afraid (Beautifully Human) - Jill Scott