Dear friend

I am a Somali trans artist based in Liverpool. For my project I want to write letters of love and affirmation to my community. These letters are handwritten waxed and sealed. I have done this as an exhibition around the world, from South Africa to other parts of Europe. We’re so used to receiving letters that are bills or mundane but wouldn’t it be lovely to receive a letter, handwritten and wax sealed wishing you health, love, kindness and joy? Due to the current climate, we’re all lacking in that. I want to remind people that they’re not alone, that they’re worthy of being remembered, cared for. That they’re wanted and needed. I want to share and spread love through these letters and this project. I have attached a link of an article for when I was interviewed about these letters back in 2018, back then for this project I called it Letters To My Sisters.

Funded by Liverpool (November 2021)