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Name:   Patricia
Comments:   I saw Josephine on Monday at the Launch of Sutton (Surrey) Black History Month Celebrations and was blown away by her words. If only there were more funds for this sort of inspiring and moving peformance, I wish I had the power......but as I haven't I will do the next best thing and spread the word.....Many thanks Josephine
Wednesday, October 03 2012 - 03:01 PM
Name:   April
Comments:   Jo performed at PPC's Volunteer Presentation Evening. She was incredible and very Powerful. She has performed for PPC 3 times and each time she brings something new and just as brilliant. Thank you Jo for being a wonderful volunteer and incredibly inspiring.
Wednesday, December 07 2011 - 03:33 PM
Name:   Fatima
Comments:   I saw realities at a recent event "De-Masokhi" This lady is real!!!! the words were sharp, true, significant and touched every part of our fragmented society!! Keep up the Good work..........& continue to stay blessed!
Friday, December 02 2011 - 01:27 AM
Name:   Susie
Comments:   I saw Realitie for the first time a couple of days ago at The Bussey Building in Peckham at a Spoken Word Evening and she literally blew my head off with her words. I couldn't help thinking how different I'd be if I heard her words when I was a lost little schoolgirl but for any age, any gender, any ethinicity - Realitie speaks for us all. Incredibly Powerful. Thank You.
Friday, November 04 2011 - 11:51 AM
Name:   Sonia Meikle
Comments:   I recently saw Realitie perform as Nettleold Hall and was completely rooted to my seat with the hairs on the back of my neck standing up. Such an imposing character walked to the stage but when she delivered, it was powerful. I will definetly follow her career and hope that it spirals ever upwards and will ensure that my other daughter gets to experience her too. The content was so profound, touching and REAL.
Thursday, May 05 2011 - 01:45 PM
Name:   Signature V Events
Comments:   Realitie is a true inspiration, a very calm and collected lady who speaks and commands attention. It was a pleasure watching you perform and look forward to your performance on the 7th May.
Thursday, March 17 2011 - 01:50 AM
Name:   Anna
Comments:   A comment on Realite's poetry performance in Cambridge for International Women's Day 2011: This was the first time I'd heard live poetry. I was struck by the power of the performance, moved by the words I heard and inspired to see someone making a difference in this way.
Thursday, March 10 2011 - 12:54 PM
Name:   Binnie
Comments:   Josephine reaches out and talks about the unspeakable, challenges taboos and reaches people in a way they may never have had experience of before.

Very talented, the spoken word is delivered in a very powerful way.

I watched as young people gave a standing ovation. They really got the message and responded to what they were hearing, showing that the message is relevent, real and accepted by those who hear it.


Tuesday, March 08 2011 - 10:08 PM
Name:   Lucy Smith (Public Health Manager NHS Lambeth)
Comments:   We would like to thank you very much for performing at the Brixton Reel Film Festival event at Fanon Resource Centre and St Martins Community Centre. People really enjoyed and engaged with your poetry and the feedback we received after both events was very positive.
Monday, December 13 2010 - 01:03 PM
Name:   Hadel
Comments:   Beautiful, real, touching, gracious, inspiring, amazing and so much more!

Josephine is an exceptional performer. She speaks from her heart and aims to empower. I met Josephine when I was an insecure performer and she certainly succeeded in empowering me!

Josephine isn't afraid to touch on taboos that others are too embaressed to discuss. Her words make me quiver, her poetry is heartrending and she is an admirable pillar in the community. She is a voice that needs to be heard by all!!

I am honoured to know this phenomenal woman!

Much love, respect and many, many thanks!
Saturday, December 11 2010 - 10:27 PM
Name:   Zandra
Comments:   I saw you at an event and you are a very talented young woman. Your words touched my heart
Monday, December 06 2010 - 01:41 PM
Name:   James Hyland
Comments:   A powerfully wise and compelling performance poet. Exemplary. Not to be missed.
Friday, August 20 2010 - 11:43 AM
Name:   MJ Olukoga
Comments:   Thank you so much for your performance Josephine, you are an amazing performer and you make people uncomfortable. That makes ALL the difference.

Your an inspiration and teacher for many different social groups out there.

Thank you for performing at POETIC JUSTICE. Look forward to seeing more of you.
Wednesday, August 04 2010 - 09:35 PM
Name:   Amber Lyseight
Comments:   I saw Realitie for the first time last night at Poetic Justice. Her words moved me, I was left bleary eyed, inspired and uplifted. She has an amazing gift.

Thank you
Wednesday, August 04 2010 - 10:01 AM
Name:   Raficq Abdulla
Comments:   Realitie was a wow last night at the Happy Soul Festival in Wandsworth. She rolls out her words like a prophet (FEMALE!), she tells us stories that move our spirits, bring smiles to our faces and tears to our eyes. She is the real thing - a PERFORMANCE POET - her voice was dancing, her poetry was singing, my ears were ringing: she lead us out of the desert into our dream that's real life. Long may she spring her way into our hearts.

All the best
Sunday, May 02 2010 - 07:38 AM
Name:   Leanne Pero
Comments:   Jo, as you know I have had the great pleasure in having you PA at most of my events for the past three years and each and every time you have performed you have blown the place away with your talent. It remains to be said that your one of the most humble yet talented people i know, never making a fuss about getting paid, technical issues etc and i love you for that.
Here's to us working together more in the future- but you know your a regular on my PA list at all my shows anyway so your not going no where!!! LOL

Love the site, your work and love you too, keep it up,

Lee x

Monday, April 26 2010 - 08:45 PM
Name:   Nathaniel Nye
Comments:   Having seen you yesterday at Getfamilyar! I was totally inspired by your performance as it comes from the heart = truth and nothing is more hard-hitting and powerful than that! Us young ones need the elders to teach us continually in the way you do to keep us on the right path. Peace and look forward to seeing another performance by you!
Tuesday, April 20 2010 - 12:15 PM
Name:   Nathaniel Nye
Comments:   Having seen you yesterday at Getfamilyar! I was totally inspired by your performance as it comes from the heart = truth and nothing is more hard-hitting and powerful than that! Us young ones need the elders to teach us continually in the way you do to keep us on the right path. Peace and look forward to seeing another performance by you!
Tuesday, April 20 2010 - 12:07 PM
Name:   Aedenya Knight
Comments:   I have seen u at different events over the years and have to say that each and every time, I come away with somthing positive and brand new. You are so blessed with the pieces that you create and I just want to say, please continue to inspire young people because there is so much truth in the subjects in which you touch upon. I dont believe that enough is being done in our community to enpower young people. Your work shows reality from.a another prospective.
God Bless. Thank you so much.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 - 12:41 AM
Name:   Ras Kwende
Comments:   Sister Josephine,
You are, indeed, a griot or jali of the highest order, in addition to being a mother, blessed with a gift for social commentary and social empowerment, especially of our young people.

A griot (pronounced with the t, silent) or a jali is a traditional Afrikan poet, a sage and counsellor, a social commentator, a travelling musician, and praise singer, who is a repository of the history and culture of their people.

I am very impressed by your energy and commitment to the positive development of our young people, evidenced by the workshops you offer on this website. I am forever impressed by the evening of poetry expression which you held at the Unity Centre some time ago with the total involvement of the youth – which included them expressing their skills and abilities in the production of your book of poems.

Stay Blessed, Sistah!
Ras Kwende
Kwemara Publications
Monday, February 01 2010 - 11:31 AM
Name:   Abraham Patterson
Comments:   Your poems are a magnificent reflection of the issues which young people face. Your delivery is powerful and truly engaging. We are truly blessed to have such a creative and inspiring orator. Go forth and spread the word.

Tuesday, December 08 2009 - 03:54 PM
Name:   Rob Whitelock
Comments:   Met you on Friday night at Triforce Promotions night. Me and my wife thought your poetry was sublime; in yer face, hard hitting lyrics yet touching and beautiful at the same time. We were both very moved by your work and my wife loves the book we bought from you after. Thanks for an amazing performance.

Good luck on your continued journey along the path...
Sunday, November 22 2009 - 06:05 PM
Name:   Nikisha Lewis
Comments:   So glad to have meet you - your book entitled 'Hear my Words' I cannot put down its truly inspirational xxx
Monday, November 02 2009 - 12:32 PM
Name:   Jo Melville - Eye 2 Eye Productions
Comments:   Josephine 'Realitie' Rollings, is truly an inspiration.
We have worked together many times, especially on Our Posters & Poetry Exhibition where she delivers and facilitates workshops to people of all ages. Josephine,s performances are always very moving and her work touches your very soul. The fact that her journey has not been an easy one is overcome by her persistence and a strength of character that has no bounds. Josephine, and her work, is a rare diamond just waiting to be found and as a major supporter of her work, I applaud her and wish her every success.

I wish you
Love, happiness health and money
Your no 1 Fan
Jo Melville
Eye 2 Eye Productions
Friday, October 09 2009 - 11:10 AM
Name:   Yomi "Greeds" Sode
Comments:   I clearly remember the days I first stepped on to the scene and I was quiet as a mouse just observing the environment and and how people vibed off of eachother. your performances blew me away and your pieces were heart felt. I give thanks that you have supported me in my growth as a writer and also as a performer. This site not only shows the body of work you have done, it shows the dedication you put in to make things work even when times were hard.

Love always

Thursday, October 08 2009 - 08:48 AM

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