‘Split-Halves’ is commentary on the difficulties that come across towards diverse sexual orientation. This series of portraits focuses on androgynous people living in central Johannesburg. This subject is unique because androgyny is still an unexplored, taboo topic in South Africa. I am interested in androgynous people because they are still considered out of place in everyday life. I’m concerned with how society relates to these people and how they interact with society. I am one of these people and I feel our presence in the world is not always positively acknowledged or appreciated. Androgynous people often want to be invisible. A photo essay of this nature addresses these concerns.”
“The ‘Split Halves’ series also questions how society perceives beauty. This includes the idea of androgyny, two- spiritedness, ambiguity, the boy/girl, the divided soul. I approached the people in my photographs individually, informed them of my project and spent two or three days with each person, documenting and interacting.”
Information via Africa is a Country Blog.
I love Ankara print (aka what most akatas/obrunis call TRIBAL and it makes my skin crawl) anything. I know that ankara print has a mixed history because of its true “Africanness” however, I still love it! I try to go visit Ghana (where my parents are from) every year to re-up on my ankara printed dresses but if I can get ankara products in the United States, I do!
A few months ago, I fell in love with these beauties!
They are the Aldo Mendosa Sandals! Let me warn you, these shoes are NOT for people who are scared of heights!
A lattice-weave platform perfects the tropical chic of an ankle-wrap sandal emboldened with graphic prints.
I purchased my pair via ASOS (now sold out) after waiting for the shoes to go on SALE for months. I also purchased them when ASOS had a rare coupon code! But, alas you can still purchase these beauties via Nordstrom!
My boyfriend and I attended Africa Underground and I decided to wear my favorite Boxing Kitten x Urban Outfitters dress.
What I Wore:
Dress: Boxing Kitten
Shoes: No Name
A friend and I wanted to explore DC’s Mexican food scene so last Saturday we headed up to the Dupont Circle Adams Morgan corridor of Washington, DC. We were dead set on place but it was closed! It was a dreary cold day but I still wanted to wear some something bright.
What I Wore:
I’m going to keep wearing bright colors for the rest of the winter!