The Melanin Monologues: A Charlotte’s Web is an exploration of intersectionality. Drawing on what it means to be a woman of colour, a queer women of colour, and simply existing as an observational human with something to say. It does not give a voice to the voiceless but rather passes the mic to someone stemming from marginalised communities ready to speak their truth.
WARNING: Contains references/depictions of suicide, depression and self-harm.
Slasher is about Jamie, a depressed teenager who, in a world on fire, does not see the point of living. But when a masked intruder appears at their house, Jamie has to use all of their strength to survive.
The poems within this zine blend the familiar and the fantastical to bring forth the mythological everyday. Adara sieves her life to find giants in her bathtub, mermaids in her exes, and hurricanes in her friends. Her writing is deeply personal, casually funny and unapologetically furious, and invites anyone who reads it to see themselves in her voice.
It’s black and white! Its weird! It’s grungy! It’s made from collaging and erasing found pages! It’s a zine!... that uses witches, the occult, and the animal familiar to delve into “iconography” of “the self”. It’s part of a larger body of work, “I Am Free Now”, which is a self reflective exploration into the freedom found in absence, indifference, and destruction.