Editorial Team

Abayo ArborAbayomi Animashaun is a Nigerian émigré.

His collection of poems, The Giving of Pears, is available through Black Lawrence Press. An ally of LGBT communities, he teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and lives with his wife in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

IrwinIrwin Iradukunda is a Burundian francophone writer, poet, blogger, a dedicated social justice activist online and within a local LGBTIQ rights organization. He’s been writing and performing slam poetry across East Africa for the past five years. “Always put yourself in the other’s shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the person too.” his struggle, may be epitomized.

Spectra SpeaksSpectra is an award-winning Nigerian writer, thought leader, and social commentator at Spectra Speaks, a digital media platform shifting conversations from the political to the personal through the lens of love, empathy, and media. Her mantra: “Love is my revolution.”

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