Poetry

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

Black is not “Just”

I wrote this poem to try and find other ways to envision blackness besides the stereotypical characterization many define the skin by. I remember the day I binge-watched Spike Lee’s “She’s gotta have it”… It opened my eyes to the many ways I can use my poetry and art to unapologetically speak out and inspire others and redefine experiences.

Black is not “Just”