I want to build a platform that highlights, captures, and relates to all people—racism, sexism, self-love, culture, etc. I want my page to celebrate all people, the good and the bad. I want to tell people a story, to let people know about the different worlds we all live in, and to capture the beauty of it all.
I am a young writer who is always willing to pen down my feelings and breathe life into my words. My poetry mostly speaks of Motivation, Lifestyle, hope, and love. Sometimes, heartbreak too.
As a female Arab artist, I feel it’s my duty to break the shell of the single narrative and perspective of what we Middle Eastern and Arab women have been confined to. Many of the themes within my artwork tend to be personal but never deviate from my identity as an Arab woman. I want to use my platform and artwork, especially bringing it outside of just Arab countries to discuss the realities of womanhood in this society and reclaim the identity that is so often created for us.
Land of the Blacks is a small business set up to represent Sudan. Sudan is home to the people of the revolution whose resilience continues to inspire us every day.
Born in California but raised in Eritrea, Ciham Ali Abdu was only 15 years old when the authoritative Eritrean government imprisoned her. Ciham is in incommunicado detention– meaning her family hasn’t seen or heard from her in over 7 years. This is the case of Ciham Ali Abdu.
Stephen Wilson I am a 25-year-old digital artist from Richmond, Virginia. I recently graduated from…
Evelyn is a rising senior at the University of Colorado Boulder and is majoring in Critical Media Practices. She holds a passion for writing and storytelling to develop creative projects.
My name is Dania Maaliki. I am a Palestinian, Lebanese, Muslim American. I am attending college at the University of Colorado Denver pursuing a Biology Pre Med degree with a minor in Chemistry and Psychology. Poetry has been more of a hobby and a form of therapy in a way. It brings me peace because I can express how I feel in that moment. As of recently, I have used it as a form of expression and a platform to speak about the harsh reality we face in today’s society. This piece was triggered by the story of Ahmaud Arbery. I felt extremely frustrated, sad, and disappointed once again. I felt every feeling and there was a fire in me I had to release in words.
Blacksneakers is a Painter and Illustrator based in North Carolina, USA. Her primary focus is on the human body. She can express concepts of emotion, mentality, and physicality while combining it with vibrant color schemes to create complex, black narratives. As a young, black woman, she feels it’s best to contribute her voice to a community already unique and beautiful.
I write to tell stories. I write because words feel make me feel like I am part of everything outside, inside, and around me. It is through words that I can speak for and to souls.