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1.) I discussed the first time I had penetrative sex, got an STI, had to tell my strict, religious, immigrant, Nigerian parents; the aftermath and everything that led up to it for TheBody. I talk about the cultures of sex negativity I have grown up in and the ongoing process of expelling my internalized shame. The article can be found here.

2.) For Healthline, I wrote about how I liberate myself from my strict Nigerian parents who are filled with trauma and ignorant cultural norms via tattoos, piercings, and haircuts. The article can be found here.

3.) For the RaceBaitr, I wrote an article about medical gaslighting. Drawing on my own personal experience and that of well-known Black people, I discuss how the medical industry is killing Black people by not believing our pain, making connections between police brutality, mass incarceration, misogynoir, and the medical industry. I also talk about the ways in which Black people are creating safe, assuring spaces for our health. You can read the article here.

4.) Together with Dr. Moya Bailey, we created an online syllabus called #RafikiSyllabus, inspired by Wanuri Kahiu's Kenyan Queer film, Rafiki. The syllabus documents the ways in which African Queer people exist and thrive in literature, media, art, fashion, digital platforms, and films. The syllabus can be accessed here.


5.) My poem "Rotting Flowers" explores male preference in Nigerian culture. It was published in Fireside Poetry's Spring 2020 edition.

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