of your aunty. 

 

‘you have the hips of your aunty’ 

now long gone

told to me ten years after i needed to hear it

ten years after i tried to hide it 

ten years after I tried to deny it

 

in the fuzzy hazy grey

i remember wide eyes

glossy like marbles 

i remember the empty space 

where our plant pot 

taken as collateral for an unpaid taxi fare

once stood 

i remember raised 

strained voices

the sound of flip flops fast approaching 

i remember laughter

unyielding 

i remember lapa

tied tightly 

 

but no hips. 

 

‘you have the hips of your aunty’ 

now long gone.  

Naima is a twenty five year old London-based amateur photographer, muddling through her twenties, dipping her toe back into the creative pool she willingly swam in as a child. She hopes to use her creative outlets as a way to connect with herself and others. 

 

Most recently, Naima and her friend have launched RECLAIMED.collective, a collaborative venture created to inspire others to reclaim their bodies and mind after trauma and mental distress. 

 

You can find her on Instagram: @n_fow 

And her collaborative venture: @reclaimed.collective
 

 

 

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