Woke dreams and feel good memes
Shelby Lorman examines and dissects a society that readily celebrates men for displaying basic decency. Furthermore, Lorman denotes nuanced and subtleties of men being trash. She does this by exposing why the covertly misogynistic men, those who aggressively claim that they are ‘good’ are often the worst.
The unrelenting vulnerability of Dev Hynes’ album Negro Swan celebrates and extends the meaning of blackness beyond stereotypes. He challenges expectations of beauty, masculinity and other constructs that attempt to limit the way people take up space.
Many see the issue of representation as a superficial longing tangled up in identity politics. However, lack of representation has astonishing impacts when it comes to positions of power; how will the needs of a certain social group be met if people with their experience have no say in politics?
This was an animated collage I made using the code x rookie website.
The story of colourism is deeply anti-feminist. It is the story of femininity diminishing with skin darkness, romantic rejection by men both black and white and a society that denies women of colour agency and fullness of emotion.
Lanaire Aderemi is a writer with an introspective and empathetic gaze that gives her work a universal quality, despite her poetry collection mainly engaging with her personal story.
Mental health has always been crucial to the way I view myself as an individual, as well as how I relate to the world. Furthermore, I see my mental health journey as the changes in my psychological state over time with the good the bad and everything in between.
The poem explores the fleeting solace offered by my bed from downturns in my mental health as well as the way in which social media affects me in terms of the overload of information as well as the unhealthy comparison it catalyses.
…the book almost reads as an appeal to Nigerian parents, including herself, as to why they should be willing to change their 'traditional' perceptions of what it means to raise a female child.