Okornore Manu

Okornore strives for empathy; not for the sake of altruism, but because life is pretty much a pot of spoiled beans for everyone in her generation, and it can only be a good thing if we were all a little kinder and were willing to be more vulnerable. Plus, using stories to make others feel seen makes her feel warm and fuzzy inside.

This sentiment is the cause of Okornore’s incessant oversharing, which often has to be dressed up in poetry and prose in the spirit of serving medicine with a spoonful of sugar.

In Aya, Okornore explores themes of loss, ambivalence, anger, confusion and a certain brand of healing, that often presents as madness to the untrained eye.