My Eyes Only

My Eyes Only By Ebere Nnadi March 2024 Thumbnail illustration by Carole Maillard Thumbnail illustration by Carole Maillard Public transit was never the deal for me, but I had no choice as Mutiu, my mechanic, promised to bring my car by Thursday – it had a little scratch which I hated to see. Here I […]

The Twenties Trance

The Twenties Trance By Efemaibuno Ezaga November 2023 Thumbnail illustration by Carole Maillard Thumbnail illustration by Carole Maillard “Hey! What’s it like being in your twenties?” I look at the young, beaming girl bursting with bucket loads of questions, And I knew this would be one of my most complex inquisitions,Your eyes were filled with […]

ZAINAB HUDHA

ZAINAB HUDHA Original Poetry & Artwork November 2023 Thumbnail illustration by Zainab Hudha Thumbnail artwork by Zainab Hudha The distance between us shifts from a car ride to three flights. (I make pizza for dinner.) We call only to ask why we haven’t called and after we hang up, I text you I want space. […]

Sister, Sister

Sister, Sister By Kanyinsola Adewolu July 2023 Thumbnail illustration by Carole Maillard Thumbnail illustration by Carole Maillard I sometimes wonder what my life would be like if you weren’t in it.  I like to imagine it some days. I liked to think my life would be peaceful, quiet, or any other adjective I could use […]

Beyond the Paradigm

Beyond the Paradigm By Tanya Singh July 2023 Thumbnail illustration by Carole Maillard Thumbnail illustration by Carole Maillard This piece was written as an accompaniment to the photography series A Curation of Modern Beauty. As people we often question the things around us, the set system of beliefs, regiment and opinions that are instilled more […]

Recall

Recall A journey into my womanhood, in four parts. Part IV By Charmaine Adetola Shaw May 2023 Thumbnail illustration by Carole Maillard Thumbnail illustration by Carole Maillard RECALL “Bring (a fact, event, or situation) back into one’s mind; remember” “ ‘You seem different’ ‘I am’, she sighs with a coy smile   I have been […]

Renewing

Renewing A journey into my womanhood, in four parts. Part III By Charmaine Adetola Shaw April 2023 Thumbnail illustration by Carole Maillard Thumbnail illustration by Carole Maillard RENEWING “To resume (an activity) after an interruption” “What a joy it is to be fulfilled To be overflowing with joy and purpose For the fog to be […]

Rebuilding

Rebuilding A journey into my womanhood, in four parts. Part II By Charmaine Adetola Shaw January 2023 Thumbnail illustration by Carole Maillard Thumbnail illustration by Carole Maillard TRIGGER WARNING: MENTAL ILLNESS REBUILDING “To build something again that has been damaged or destroyed” “The scars I bare are tales of the journeys I have travelledThey do […]

The Cult of Celebrity During a Global Pandemic

The Cult of Celebrity During a Global Pandemic Is time running out on celebrity culture? By Emi Eleode December 2022 Thumbnail illustration by Carole Maillard Thumbnail illustration by Carole Maillard This piece was written at the height of the global pandemic in 2020. I recently came across the song ‘The Cult of Personality’ by Living Colour […]

Words Out

Words Out Flash fiction by Reece Watson October 2022 The curtain was drawn. With it, some of us sighed, others puffed. All of us had begun to relax. After a few moments, we gathered in a line in order of appearance and braced. The first few to go out practiced a smile and let it […]