SPECIAL ISSUE: SAY HER NAME

GUEST-EDITED BY
radhiyah ayobami & Tasha Keeble


Special Issue Say Her Name Cover: "The Necromancer" by Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

Special Issue Say Her Name Cover: "The Necromancer" by Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle


introduction

by Tasha Keeble
Co–Guest Editor

 

This, a Special Issue of TAYO Literary Magazine, in support of the #SayHerName movement, focuses exclusively on the lives of black women affected by their interactions with State sanctioned violence on the street.

In it, find salient vignettes from Jasmine Evans, a Hurston Wright Founding Members Award finalist in Fiction; fellow Co–Guest Editor rahdiyah ayobami, a critical essay from the Amanda Davis Prose finalist; gorgeously unrelenting poetry from Zoe Flowers, Tara Betts, Kira Allen, Melodic Rose; raw, brilliant, and visceral art from the interdisciplinary visual artist, writer, and performer Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle; and other black women writers raising their voices in cacophonic unison from across the nation. They write over the silence.  


Kira Allen


Jasmine Evans

Tara Betts

LeConté Dill


Zoë Flowers


Dr. Tamara Hollins


Noemi Martinez


Melodic Rose


Karen Marie Villa


Tasha Keeble

Radhiyah Ayobami

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

Featured Artist


ABOUT THE GUEST EDITORS

radhiyah ayobami: brooklyn-born by way of the south, telling stories of black womanhood, motherhood & folks in invisible spaces, believes word has the power to shift consciousness, writes & workshops with pregnant teens, inmates & elders, africana studies graduate of brooklyn college & mfa prose student at mills college in oakland, california, where she is working on a collection of nonfiction essays & the trees give her poems.

Tasha Keeble writes and teaches in Oakland. She writes fiction and nonfiction about shifts and history and politics and love, black and brown love. She's currently writing a database on African authors and completing a historical novel that traces one black family as it contends with the legacies of political activism.