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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…

5 Must Read Books by Women of Colour

Today is #BookLoversDay and we are sharing with you five must read books written by women of colour. We journey from fiction, non-fiction to poetry and satire. These women have boldly claimed a space for their truth. They have put pen to paper and we hope you will be inspired to tell the world your…

Three Little Latchkeys

By Onicia Muller Balancing the thin line of beauty and torture is a difficult and necessary act every girl and woman must learn. My father was a restaurateur and entrepreneurial-minded, party boy. My mother was a former disco lover turned born-again-church lady. We were often reminded to be well-dressed, well-spoken, and on our best behavior.…

Brown Bodies

by: Mica Hamilton   I wanted your brown body To find my brown body   I dreamt of your brown body Before I became enough cells to dream   I saw our brown bodies Seamlessly moving through this plane Dreams I often feel but can never place The Fairy Glade I get flash backs of…

Biting My Tongue Until it Bleeds

A personal essay the dangers of silencing of women as a means of preparing them for wifehood. By: Mavis Michelini “Nne, you burnt the food again. Is this how you will be making a mess in your husband’s house?” What I say: “I will be more careful next time.” What I really want to say:…

Note To Self II

By: Wonuola Lawal Note to Self is a self-portrait series captured on 35mm film. It’s about a woman writing notes to herself in order to keep track of the lessons she’s learning as she goes through life.                            Note To Self: Speak up!You…

How to get into Bow Pose for Beginners and Good Posture

I bend so I do not break. You are as young as the flexibility of your spine. We sit daily in postures that round our back, press our spine and shorten our hip joints.Bow pose or Dhanurasa is one of the most energetically relaxing, challenging and torso opening yoga pose. Bow pose or Dhanurasa is…

Stills in Solidarity – A visual story that explores the intimacy among girls and women. 

The photos shared were captured during my photo walk/ exploration sessions in Nigeria and a photo shoot I was commissioned to do for a clients birthday. Irrespective of the situation, there is a commonality that exists in all photos. The bond that sisters share- one that exists when there is solidarity. In these pictures, I would…

Editor’s Letter: SISTERHOOD Issue

The bond between women has always been a sacred one.  Through transitions and births and trauma these relationships are the ones that breathe life into us when everything around us seems suffocating.  It’s a space of support and healing and one of the few places where some of us feel seen. Many times our sisters,…

New Moon in Leo Ritual and How to get in Natarajasana

A Monday Moon in Leo is a great time to revisit your intentions for the month. How are you doing so far? Ask yourself sincerely and take the time to listen. This is the time to roar like a determined lion would, but you can’t if you really don’t know what your intentions are. The…

7  Swimwear Lines by Women of Colour

The  team has gathered a list of our favorite swim lines created by women of color.  As Summer reigns on in all its glory and work days become beach days, it is only right that we support women of color even as we lay in the sand.  In this list, you will find many designs…

When Language is Lost the Love Remains

By: Adut Wol Akec My grandmother is the reason I love unconditionally. She had a way about her love that left an imprint on all her kids. I’m her kid’s child and even I have that same imprint. It’s not something I can describe, it’s something I can sense, I can feel it, in the…

Five things to do in Seattle

By: Wonuola Lawal 1. Attend a baseball game: I saw a baseball match between the Seattle.Mariners and the Philadelphia Phillies. I was rooting for Philadelphia because I’d stayed in Philly for nine months during my study abroad. Although I attended the baseball game for the culture, I had no idea what the rules were or…

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Editor

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Design

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Word and Photography