Fifteen is for padded cups. (a fiction novel)
Aurelia is a 15-year-old Congolese-French girl trying to cope with her rapidly changing body, being accepted at school and the longing for her first kiss. When a very religious aunt comes and spends time with her family just the week before she’s supposed to go to a highly coveted end of the school year party, family tensions ensue and Aurelia struggles between trying to be the perfect African child at home and a cool and hip student within her new circle of friends.
A sweet coming of age story by Congolese-Canadian writer Sabrina Moella, “Fifteen is for padded cups” is an ode to 90’s teenage angst, unforgettable summers, and the timeless quest for one’s true self. (Book available in paperback and e-book formats on Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, e-book format on Apple Books, Google Books etc.)
Once upon a time in the 6ix
Teenagers Tavy and her best friend Jayvon decide to disobey their parents' strict rules to go take part in the annual Toronto Caribbean Festival for the first time ever. Their goal? Crossing the stage before Tavy's work archenemy Denise so as to win a bet that seems to be more about pride than money. However, during their rollercoaster journey on the parade route, the two friends quickly end up facing more hurdles than what they had initially planned for... Will it all be worth it at the end?
Written as an ode to the city of Toronto, "Once upon a time in the 6ix" is a sweet novella that contains just the right blend of modern fairy tale, romance and suspense... infused with some awesome Afro-Caribbean music!
That time when I decided to make peace (once and for all) with my emotionally unstable vagina
During the summer of 2013, Afro-Canadian writer Sabrina Moella made a life changing trip to Brooklyn, New York. Unbeknownst to her at the time, what started as a simple long weekend in the Big Apple to attend a concert at BAM quickly turned into a healing journey full of surprises and plot twists. In this non-fiction essay where spirituality meets serendipity way more than once, the author narrates her incredible adventures while paying a vibrant homage to neo-soul music, the streets of Brooklyn and the magic of Black womanhood.
They're killing us in Kasaï (Did you hear?)
We are not ruined