Yrsa Daley-Ward

London and sometimes Cape Town

The work
Mad, black and pretty queer is a collection of audio spoken word pieces - each written in the first and second person as snapshots on effects of the broken family unit on mental health conditions such as depression and bipolar disorder and also and touches on the complexities between race, religion and sexuality. All tracks arranged by Yrsa Daley-Ward except music for "the talk" produced by Bonzaya Street Tyrant of Cape Town, South Africa.

Artist's biography
Yrsa Daley-Ward is a model, actor and writer of mixed West Indian and West African heritage. Born to a Jamaican mother and a Nigerian father, Yrsa was raised by her devout Seventh Day Adventist grandparents in the small town of Chorley in the North of England. Yrsa interweaves experience with each influence to fuse poetry with theatre, music and storytelling. She travels a lot grasping for that illusive thing known as Good Mental Health. Food makes her happy. Very very.


Kind of home
Mental Health
Not the end of the world but almost
the talk