Fields

Fields Poem by Reece Watson September 2022 Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong In the flower, where young girls blossomed, a man plucked a dandelion, from the virgin patch. The man would whisper to the dandelion. He would tell tales of love and loss, and how he bred beauty and ugliness, in […]

For Crying Out Loud

For Crying Out Loud By Na’imah Saffiya September 2022 Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong I grew up in quite a chaotic household; the oldest daughter to second-generation Caribbean parents living with five sparky family members, crammed into one South London flat. It may be needless to say, as soon as […]

Navigating Sun, Sand and Sustainability

Navigating Sun, Sand and Sustainability By Na’imah Saffiya August 2022 Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong I was on my way home, devouring another episode of my beloved ‘Getting Curious with JVN’ on a 250 bus from Streatham, totally engrossed by the young guest speaker, Dr Jessica Hernandez. The guest came […]

I Remember Moments

I Remember Moments Poem by Reece Watson August 2022 Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong When she changed her hair. When Adam was born. Then Anna.   I remember her reading once, when I came down to throw out the trash.   I remember this one time, us waiting outside of […]

Grandmother Tongue

Grandmother Tongue By Na’imah Saffiya July 2022 Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong Since my grandmother’s passing last year, I have searched for ways to connect with my memory of the healthy, quick-witted and cheeky gran-gran I remember before her senses surrendered to the effects of Dementia. I still find myself […]

Footprints To South Korea

Footprints To South Korea By Chioma Eguzoraku May 2022 Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong October 30th 2016, standing in front of the departure entrance of Heathrow airport, people bustling around saying goodbye to their loved ones, noises surrounding me but I could only hear the exciting squeals of my voice […]

The Chaos That Is Celebrity Performative ‘Activism’

The Chaos That Is Celebrity Performative ‘Activism’ By Fadzai Nzuwa May 2022 When it comes to the distorted class of activism common amidst celebrities today, are we partly to blame? Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong Whilst the world has had to grudgingly become acquainted with the hazardous virological behemoth known […]

Why Your Definition Of ‘Professionalism’ Might Be Problematic

Why Your Definition Of ‘Professionalism’ Might Be Problematic Why Your Definition of ‘Professionalism’ Might Be Problematic By Fadzai Nzuwa April 2022 When it comes to characterising professionalism the reality of structural & cultural exclusion is often overlooked. Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong “We’ll disagree to agree”. This was the closing […]

Apathy: Art’s Growing Nemesis

Apathy: Art’s Growing Nemesis By Fadzai Nzuwa April 2022 The next possible consuming ailment of our generation. Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong It is my belief that apathy towards art will soon become one our generation’s most consuming ailments. To be quite frank, it’s hard to make people care- about […]

Who Is ‘That Girl’ And Why Am I Obsessed?

Who Is ‘That Girl’ And Why Am I Obsessed? By Na’imah Saffiya March 2022 Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong Thumbnail illustration by Tiffany Zhong I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but the world outside has become a very strange place, almost certainly overnight. Or was it over two years? I don’t know, the difference between […]