I am a mixed breed person, and I love that about myself, but there is a disconnect from my heritages, because of erasure, of both them, and of myself. I feel almost guilty that I get to experience both sides, but also feel I don’t belong anywhere. I am in the fringe.
The Aether Nomad project is an invitation to all Steampunks who enjoy being a little exotic. Would you like to create costume, take photos, model, set up a Steampunk tribal bellydancing group - or if you’re already in one, create costumes and a special routine? Would you like to write, adding to the growing collective story? There is a Pinterest board for inspiration, a private Facebook group and we’re working on a public one, too.
It began as snippets of stories popping into my head as I created new jewellery for The Navigatrix. This illustration was done by Jennie Gyllblad (of The Clockwork Watch, among other works) and it features several items available, at time of posting, at The Navigatrix - see collage! All items are one-off creations, though I do tend to pursue themes, where possible.