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Omikemi is a writer based in London. Her work includes the forthcoming play, Medicine (Vital Xposure theatre) and poetry pamphlet, If I talked everything my eyes saw, (Gatehouse Press 2016) shortlisted for the 2017 Michael Marks award. Their writing can be found in Rialto, Ambit, Bloodaxe Ten: poets of a New Generation, among others. She is also a body worker, mentor and is currently researching Black women’s mental health and ancestral medicine as a British Library Eccles Fellow for a new poetry collection.

Posts by Omikemi

All-black and all-demale cast standing around an illuminated black stage

For All the Women Who Thought They Were Mad

For All the Women Who Thought They Were Mad, written by Zawe Ashton examines 'the myriad of forces that collide and conspire against black women living in contemporary Britain today'. It plays Hackney Showroom's pop-up theatre residency at Stoke Newington Town Hall, London 14 October - 9 November. Review by ...