The Sweetwaters Game Reserve is situated between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snowcapped Mount Kenya. It boasts an astounding variety of animals including the non-indigenous chimpanzees and the big 5. I was captivated by graceful way the giraffes splayed their long front legs and lowered their heads to drink. When one twitched the oxpeckers off its long neck and lifted its head, the cascading water created a beautiful S-shape
I appreciate Lupita so much. Representation matters y'all ! It really does. Idc what anyone thinks, but, Lupita changed a lot of lives of little dark skin girls. She’s so beautiful ! I can tell you right now that thousands of girls are waking up more confident than they were before, because of this lady. From the skin, to the short natural hair ✨ she’s ICONIC
“Black punks stand out like a sore throat and their presence can be questioned. In reality, they’ve been present from punk’s heyday with artists like Bad Brains, National Wake and Poly Styrene making history.
Black punks, if anything, are some of the last vanguards of a punk movement that’s been co-opted by the mainstream. They fight two battles: to create their own space inside their punk communities, as well as inside black culture.
Black punks have to reconcile these cultures, and are thus more authentic, rebellious, bold and not afraid to be involved politically.
Punk’s not dead, and these 10 black punk bands show it.”
“Navigating in all white spaces for most of my adolescence there was always an eerie push to suppress identities that would force me to standout. Sometimes I did this intentionally and other times unconsciously.
As I got older I realized there was a certain power in being ‘different’. I have access to a culture and community that the majority of my peers didn’t. Starting in university I started to embrace all facets of who I am because that’s what I need to survive. I realized running from who I am won’t get me anywhere. I have big plans for my future and in order for me to reach my full potential I need all of me at the finish line not just the pieces that white society can stomach.”
- Taib (Queer Ethiopian-Kenyan, He/Him)
Read Taib’s Full Interview + View their Full Shoot: Here
About Limit(less): Limit(less) is a photography project by Mikael Owunna (@owning-my-truth) documenting the fashion and style of LGBTQ African Immigrants (1st and 2nd generation) in diaspora. The project seeks to visually deconstruct the colonial binary which states that one cannot be both LGBTQ and African. #LimitlessAfricans
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A giraffe inside the Maasai Mara National Reserve reaches for a snack, set against the evening sunset. The Maasai Mara is an area known for The Great Migration where zebras, Thomson’s gazelle and wildebeest will migrant to and from the Serengeti. Photograph by Jonas Stenqvist