The Negress of Rivers
"Moon marked and touched by sun. My magic is unwritten."
- Audre Lorde
Maryam Azeeza Muhammad is a 19-year-old journalism student currently enrolled at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Inspired by the works of phenomenal writers such as Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, and bell hooks, Maryam has chosen writing as her medium. For her, it is a spiritual way of paying homage to her ancestors and the African diaspora as a whole. Her work is dedicated to Black women, who for so long have been underappreciated all across the globe. Though she considers herself to be a tree sustaining deep roots, she considers herself to be a generational curse-breaker dedicated to promoting healing, wisdom, honesty, and acceptance in her writing. Many of her pieces have appeared in Black-Owned publications, including Nappy Head Club, Bushie Magazine, and 8th Wonder Magazine.
When she isn’t working on articles or pieces, she also writes poetry from time to time as a therapeutic way of self-reflection and releasing her innermost emotions.