With roots from The Gambia, Lamin Barrow is an award winning poet and Fashion illustrator who pours heart and soul into his creatives.

As a child, I fell in love with the colours of the rainbow and wholeheartedly named myself after its incredible sensations without knowing the meanings, and by the time I do, it revealed my truth and gave meaning to my existence, but how do I own up to being myself when my life appears to be in a bubble with all the cultural crumbs I am spooned?

On a soul level, I write poetry and create art as an avenue to escape, connect with my truth, tell the stories of myself and home, use colours, words, emotions and illustrations as a therapy to heal myself and the people around me.

“The story of my life.”