Dear Word and Colour readers,
My name is Nailah King and I’m Word and Colour’s new Editor in Chief.
Firstly, I want to say how honoured I am to take on this position and be a part of this team. To be able to work with such a talented team is exciting and invigorating. I want to thank Liam (Managing Editor) and Leah (Outgoing Editor in Chief) for allowing me be to be a part of the beautiful community that’s been built here.
For those who don’t know me, I’m a Toronto-based writer and my work focuses on social justice and explores racism, discrimination, identity and my Caribbean heritage. I have been a member of Room’s growing collective since 2011 and in 2016 I served as Co-editor for the first Women of Colour issue.
Having been a past contributor to this magazine, what I love about it is its commitment to centring stories about anti-oppression. I’ll be working together with the existing team to make the content on the website more accessible and help continue to grow our readership.
I want to hear your stories whether they’re poetry or fiction. To continue to make the conversations around anti-oppression inclusive and intersectional, I encourage underrepresented writers (including IBPOC, LGBTQQIP2SAA, disabled, women and non binary writers), to get in touch and submit your work to us. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to working with all of you in the future.