Nigeria

Flawed?

Flawed? explores the stigma and negative reactions associated with skin conditions in Africa.It was inspired by the people I know with vitiligo and albinism. The poem also expresses that beauty is beyond skin deep and loving ones uniqueness in itself makes one beautiful.

Flawed?

They Mock You

This is a poem about how girls shrivel to fit society's expectations. Growing up in Northern Nigeria, I see girls mocked by men about almost everything; the way she thinks, the way she walks, her abilities, her fears… forgetting that she is the product of certain peculiarities of that society and she is capable of so much more outside of it.

They Mock You

Mother's Inheritance

With these poems, I want to let younger African women know that they do not have to suffer like their mothers and grandmothers did and that they have the right to demand better for themselves, and they have the right to go out there and do better for themselves.

Mother's Inheritance