In 2004, I registered a teeshirt brand, MAKI™ and have since sold designs as collections. I only ever produce a few garments at a time, because I like the idea of limited editions. Maki means two things. It is a deliberate bastardisation of the Hebrew word, machir or makir, which means ‘Israelite’. Also, my family name, Mc Kell, is affectionately abbreviated to Macky by friends of my father, and I”m a Daddy’s girl, what can I say..heh! Combining those two sentiments, I crafted the name ‘Maki’.
Between the years of 2009 and 2010, I and Sterling ‘Gamma Ghost’ Kent produced a poetry event titled, ‘The Ink Quest’. The event hosted a set number of poets for a non-competitive slam-style session separated into two halves. In the first half, poets recited their poems which they wrote before the event, that needed to have a question as its title. In the second half, they randomly selected the questions of their fellow poets for which they were given 20 minutes to write a poem based on the question they selected. The event was meant to stir up social, spiritual […]