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The Global Black Revolution is Still but a Dream

A critical look at the expectations and unfortunate realities that Marvel’s Black Panther Film has forced us to grapple with. By: Niki Igbaroola   Having seen the much anticipated, much loved, box-office record-shattering Black Panther, three times, it is only right that I finally sit down and engage in a critical discourse on themes that…

I Almost Let Him Run Off with All my Stuff

By: Ada Kalu A Personal Account of a Woman Grown Weary of Explaining Patriarchy to Men I am using this week to lock off all talk of men, I am weary. In recent days, I found myself being characterized by the (mostly,  usually always unnecessary) input of various men, so I decided to lock off all talk…

Full Moon Gemini 3/12

By: Tiara Kelly A Manual on How to Move Through this Moon Phase and Mercury Retrograde December 2-22 **shadow phase until Jan 11** Gemini moon will have you wanting to be a chatterbox but maybe it’s time to learn how to communicate with yourself more for practice. Not everything needs to be said to everyone.…

Highlife Soldiers: A West African Visual Commentary

By: Labet Highlife Soldiers enters another chapter in artist Labet’s journey and unfolds an exciting new body of work. Showcasing paintings colourfully inspired by the highlife music genre, this exhibition comes together as a retrospective view of the emotions and atmosphere created from Africa’s golden era of music; through its captivating style and rich narratives. Birthed…

For Us By Us: Women of The Lens Film Festival

By: Niki Igbaroola A Recap of the Inaugural Women of the Lens Film Digital Broadcast Festival Lately, conversation around film, cinema and the industry have been centered around men and their inability to respect consent. This narrative has overshadowed the multitude of good, honest work being created by women, persons of colour and non-binary individuals…

New Moon Scorpio

Tiara Kelly outlines mantras, rituals, and tips for a transitional shift in the Universe. November 18: LONDON: 11:42am NEW YORK: 6:42am LOS ANGELES:  3:42am ***Venus in Scorpio until Dec 1 Mercury Sagittarius (Retrograde Dec 2-22) Issa dramatic New Moon Scorpio and it’s time for a fresh start. New Moons generally are for planting seeds and intentions. As…

High Notes

By: Mica Hamilton Why do we blow birthday candles out once a year? Hoping for that one wish that would make our next chapter special. But why is it that we never Not even on the darkest of nights When the air is warm And the night sky is glowing Deep blue tones that take…

Sorry, I’m Late

By: Wami Aluko A visual satire story of a Lagosian woman’s lateness. Here you see a fly Lagosian woman. She is running late for an event. Maybe a happy hour, maybe a wedding, maybe a date for which she is only half interested. In a hurry, she puts on the most random items in her…

Roses for Grace Jones: In Celebration of a Cultural Icon

By: Niki Igbaroola A Review of Sophie Fennes’ Documentary Bloodlight and Bami There is something in the way Fennes chose to shoot this documentary that melded perfectly, with Jones’ enigmatic nature. The light choices, for example, were both bright and warm, filling up the screen and serving, especially in the scenes shot in Jamaica, to…

Full Moon in Taurus Gifts and Presence

by: Tiara Kelly An instructional guide on how to prepare for the full moon with grace and confidence Times November 3: LA – 10:22 pm Times November 3: NYC  – 1:22 am London  – 6:22 am As we welcome the Full Moon in Taurus in opposition of Sun Scorpio; we welcome a new life. Alongside…

New Moon, who dis?

By: Mariam Guessous We come into this world with a blueprint, a mission, a purpose. Our DNA holds inscriptions, roadmaps and ancestral wisdom. We were born this way, equipped with everything we need to survive and thrive in the world. We chose to come here and within us are unique gifts and talents that only…

Eid Al-Adha Part TWO

By: Wonuola Lawal   Part TWO It’s been thirteen years since Grandfather passed. His death was sudden. One night he was standing in the kitchen holding a cup of tea and the next thing Grandmother hears is a crash in the kitchen. She opened the door and found him on the ground. She isn’t the same.…

Eid Al-Adha Part ONE

By: Wonuola Lawal It’s the first of September and once again we’re celebrating Eid Al-Adha. It is Islamic tradition to go to the Mosque in the morning before preparing for the feast later in the day and it is our tradition to ride with Grandfather on the way to the mosque while Grandmother drives in…

Editor’s Note: Tradition Issue

Dear Collective, We have returned to our office in the cloud, with a new Issue! This issue we will survey the complexities of tradition. The ways it can liberate and inspire us as these practices keep our spirits in tune with our ancestors, while also being suffocating. Restricting the expansion of creativity that deviates from…

Colourful Convo: Amarachi Nwosu

    Powerhouse women are everywhere around us, on this issue we sat and discuss with one incredibly creative soul, Ms. Amarachi Nwosu. She is fire brand in the art world. A woman of many talents, a game changer, storyteller and narrative creator. Amarachi means blessing in Igbo and she really is a blessing to so many people…

A Love Letter to my Sistas

By: Cortnie Vee My dearest Sista, Thank you for showing me the purest meaning of unconditional love. Thank you for your constant encouragement and care. Thank you for helping me to understand that, as women, we must put ourselves first. We must learn to love ourselves before offering ourselves to the world. Thank you for…

Healing in time of chaos

By: Adeola Naomi Cry if you have to, Pray if you have to, The tears flooding your face aren’t a sign of weakness, You are tired, angry, frustrated, alone, drained, You do not have to be strong today, You do not have to be happy, If you find yourself drowning in your tears, Let it…

The Fracturing of Friendship

-an essay that examines the process of a friendship break-up There is nothing in life more continuously joyous than friendship.  In your youth you are burdened with the idea that you will never fit in or belong amongst your peers until you meet the one; to have and to hold for what you assume will…

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