afshan has a poem featured on Nymphs & Thugs new album Disarm Hate: We Will Keep On.

The ‘Disarm Hate x Poetry’ project commissioned 16 of the world’s leading LGBTQ poets to respond to the ‘Disarm Hate‘ documentary. The resulting album was released digitally on 12 June, which marks five years since the Orlando massacre.

The poems are interspersed with interview excerpts from the documentary, which feature on Ralph Stevens’ soundtrack album. Nymphs & Thugs has worked in partnership with Rugged Entertainmentin LA to create this as an official response to the documentary and are immensely proud and honoured to have been given this opportunity.

The album, entitled ‘We Will Keep On‘, will also be released on 2LP gatefold vinyl later in the summer. Both the vinyl and digital release are available to pre-order here. And thanks to some funding from Arts Council England, we’re able to split the profits between Contigo Fund in Florida and Stonewall UK. It’s vital to us that as much of this project as possible goes back into the LGBTQ community.

The 16 poets are: Afshan D’souza LodhiAndrés Nicolás OrdoricaAndrew McMillanAntonia Jade KingBuddy WakefieldDean AttaElla OtomewoEmanuel XavierJoelle TaylorKay Ulanday BarrettKeith Jarrettlisa luxxOli SpleenOllie O’NeillPatrizia Longhitano, and Reece Lyons.

The ‘Disarm Hate x Poetry’ project is part-funded by Arts Council England. Profits will be split between the Contigo Fund in the US and Stonewall UK.