By Mimi Mutesa & Selvi Bunce
Mimi Mutesa (she/her) is a photographer at heart and has had work published in Elle UK and AfroPunk, to name a few. Mimi grew up in Uganda, but by the time she graduated from high school, she had attended over a dozen schools across four countries in Africa. She now works in journalism in Washington, DC where she finds poetry a safe haven from ceaseless news cycles. Her biggest guilty pleasure is sunbathing and she wants you to know it.
Selvi Bunce (she/her) grew up in Minnesota, USA as the daughter of an Indian mother and Irish/English father. Travelling to India every few years gave her a complex sense of home and allowed her space to build her identity while growing up in a white community. She has written for academic journals and spoken at diversity conferences and TEDx. Selvi currently works in higher education and uses poetry as her outlet for self- expression. You can find her running around a track on a sunny day – preferably with her dog.