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A collection of essays on how we


About this anthology

UPDATE FROM NADIA & FORAM: Because both of us have needed to prioritize life happenings at this time, we have decided to formally pause the production of our book. What this means is that we are going to take a step back from soliciting and editing essays until we are able to pick up again. Sending love and light. <3

Hi! We’re journalists, editors and content creators Foram Mehta and Nadia Imafidon. And we’re teaming up to publish a first-of-its-kind anthology that aims to tell a different story about healing. As an extension to the evocative podcast series of the same name, the collection will tell the stories of marginalized folk in their own words about how they’re actively purging years of conditioning and the consequences of never being centered.


These stories acknowledge and move through trauma; they hold space for radical self-liberation and using “No.” as a complete sentence. They remind us: We don't have to hold onto the things that no longer serve us because that's no longer our ministry.

Print copies of the book and 100 % of proceeds from subsequent sales will be donated to Aakoma Project, an organization that aims to build the consciousness of youth of color and their caregivers on the recognition and importance of mental health. Note: this is an unpaid opportunity as it supports youth of color. 

PLEASE read our editorial guidelines before submitting your pitch. 

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