The Women's edition of the POVO journal was the brainchild of Rudo Chakanyuka, who was also responsible for curating and managing the compilation. It also marked the launch of two journals in a year. The Women's issue will only showcase work from women and give them a space and a voice. As usual we try to cover as many genres as possible – illustration, photography, design. We also found out that there are very few women illustrators and photographers and we will continue to search and encourage more to showcase their work, taking advantage of the internet too.
“There is a beauty in decay,” she says. Perhaps it has something to do with the way one sees but I am not so sure.
“My attraction is two- fold,” she tells me. “I am drawn by the beauty but I am also interested in the aspect of mourning what used to be,” she adds. Now she has me interested. She pauses and doesn’t seem to want to go into details. But soon she lets out the secret.