Our Stories, Our Art Magazine


Day Camp: The Right of Play

Dr. Sherwanda Y. Chism

Dr. Sherwanda Y. Chism reflects in poem on the joy the Memphis Park Commission brought to youth every summer.
A covered bridge with a light blue sunsetting sky in the background

Finding Home in Memphis

Tracey Brown

Tracey Brown writes about her experiences of finding “home” in Memphis, TN.

My Memphis, My Home

Veverly Edwards

Veverly Edwards reflects on growing up Black in Memphis as a way to counter racialized stories that are associated with Memphis, today.

Elevating Our Ancestors

Debra Brandon

Memphis transplant Debra Brandon pushes back against harmful and racist stereotypes by celebrating kindness and community in Black Memphis traditions.
A view of the entrance to Melrose Stadium, a staple and cultural landmark, in Orange Mound, one of the first Black neighborhoods in America and the birthplace and home of my father and his family.

Three Poems

Janay Kelley

Janay Kelley poetically shares her experiences growing up in Memphis, TN.