Spirit Desire: Photo Book 2018

Posted by on Jul 21, 2018 in Crea(c)tive Senses, Haiti, History, Photography, Vodoun | No Comments
Spirit Desire:  Photo Book 2018

For the past 18 months I have been working on producing my first photo book on Haitian Vodoun.    I began my  journey  as a documentary photographer in 2013, six years after my initial encounter with Vodou.  I doubt the journey would have been possible without the presence of  my Lwa met tet  and my […]

Birth / Earth Day Gifts

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in NOLA, Photography, Queer, Stories | No Comments
Birth / Earth Day Gifts

Celebrating Black Queer Love, Art, and Intergenerational, Intergalactic, Afro-Futures, I am basking in these gifts from Black Girl Masculine founder, Tia Banks.   Allergies got my eyes swollen but I couldn’t let the day go by without a tribute to this legendary queer Black media maker. This poem is for my mentor and good friend. […]

Queering the Past Through Vernaculars of Futurity

Queering the Past Through Vernaculars of Futurity

I encountered Vodou as a queer Nigerian living and working in Haiti  between 2010 and 2016, in the midst of rampant evangelicalism and associated homophobia and anti-Vodoun violence.   In Vodoun I  discovered a black queer  space of beauty;  both historical and contemporary resistance;  the Black Atlantic, those Diasporic crossings that speak to the “Persistence of […]

There was once a blog called Black Looks

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Stories | No Comments
There was once a blog called Black Looks

I read Paul Cantor’s piece on his 100 posts for Medium which took me back to 2004 when I started my blog Black Looks. I was living in rural Spain in what was an idyllic life for a while. In the summer of 2000 I was diagnosed with Grade 3 invasive breast cancer in my […]

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