Kemi Alabi

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Kemi Alabi is a Black queerdo from and for the future. Their work appears or is forthcoming in The Guardian, The Toast, Winter Tangerine, Kweli Journal, Apogee Journal and elsewhere. Based in Chicago, they coordinate Echoing Ida, a Forward Together community of Black women and non-binary writers. Watch them lurk @kemiaalabi.


Cover Photo: Still from the music video "Never Catch Me" by Flying Lotus/Kendrick Lamar
The Nonbeliever

“The Lord either saw me unfit to visit—or it was that other thing, that lightless tunnel, that labyrinth turned endless maze.”

Oct 26, 2017