About

The Afroist Blog is a poetry blog, featuring  prose and verse with the occasional essay. The major themes of the blog are related to blackness, mental health, queerness, love, friendship, and family.

i started the Afroist, while immersed in my exploration of radical black feminism and negritude. it is to these movements that this blog owes its name. the blog helped me express my fatigue with academic writing. it freed my writing. yet over time my writing moved from essays about gender, race and class and became about my irrevocable softness and balancing light & dark. it is to writing, to this blog that i owe the discovery of myself. the afroist is me at my most free. unfiltered. ugly. beautiful. dark, love and hate all at once.

– Mamello Mosiana-