Ugochukwu Damian Okpara is a poet and a medical student based in Nigeria. He began writing poetry in 2017, and his major theme explores depression, loneliness, and feminism. His goal is to inspire those who have been hurt, making them realise that the light at the end of the tunnel is not an illusion. He was one of the 21 mentees in the second cohort of the SLM Mentorship programme. His poems have appeared in Woven Words, AfricanWriter and more. When he is not writing or reading, he spends time listening to songs by Simi, James Blunt or Ed Sheeran.