Émilie Régnier: Mali Passport

via foam: ‘I am really driven by the idea of showing a West African society that is growing,’ says Régnier. That means ignoring the easy and the rote: pictures of elites quaffing champagne, or images cataloguing the atrocities of war. Witnessing with a camera takes many forms. For Régnier, photographic truth is located in the bodily presence of young West Africans proudly negotiating their future, a diverse future of many possibilities.’

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Malick Sidibé.

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"There’s no such thing as an inferior people. There are oppressed people. And they’re not oppressed by superior people. They are oppressed by people who are better organized than they are. The reason why the Klu Klux Klan terrorizes us is because they are organized. They have meetings every week and their members go to the meetings. They discuss racist ideology. They internalize it and then they mobilize it. They even make uniforms for that. Not many of us can say we go to meetings every week for the people."

Kwame Ture, 1998 (via erikangstrom)

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“Creating visual art is a talent and gift i have enjoyed all my life. it has evolved into a tool that i use to express my views and ideas. I paint people and paint about people. our complex nature fascinates me and therefore compels me to expressively tell our story. My work is African and celebrates the beauty and wealth running in the veins of her people. its in the subjects eyes, lips, skin tone/texture, dress, hair, that i draw inspiration from. the experience and stories we carry with us are the corner stones from which we mold a new identity. it is the human spirit that i aim to share in my art.”

-Loyiso Mkize, Artist, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Women in Africa and the Diaspora: “Women Bloggers You Should Know”

I spent most of my summer familiarizing myself with women bloggers and writers. As a woman of color who writes and blogs, i think it’s so important to support other black and brown women by visiting their websites and sharing words of encouragement.

Most of us are familiar with big blogger names like Yagazie Emezie and naturalbelle, but there are a few women bloggers you may not know that you should. Here are four of my favorites for all things hair, food, fashion and womanhood!

[Meet the bloggers]


Huge breakfast today, busy day. Sorry about the back-to-back photos of food. Really, that’s all I’ve had time to photograph these days.
Breakfast was a basil, mixed herbs, tomato and sweet corn omelette - inspired by @goldwomyn - and grilled garlicky sweet potatoes + sriracha.
Not pictured is a glass of almond milk by the side.

// tapiwa mugabe.

every time I find myself feeling small I whisper these words to myself. I am oceanic. In all of it’s rage and it’s calm.