Kemi Alabi

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Kemi Alabi is a writer and performer. Their poetry and essays can be found 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