This poem is an ode to the African woman’s head scarf and all that she carries… I grew up watching my mother tie huge pieces of fabric on her head. […]
Mnyazi wa Menza a.k.a Mekatilili was a strong woman known for her fierceness and resistance of colonial rule in Kenya. This photography project represents her life in the Giriama region of Kenya where she lived from the1840s to 1924, according to local sources. In this reimagination, a fearless Mekatilili is pictured readying for battle, defying the age-long patriarchal norms in Kenyan (and generally, African) societies. Women were not known to be headstrong during that time, but Mekatilili could not be silent about the colonial oppression in her community.
January 31st marked the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery. To commemorate the occasion, new photos have been released showing some of the men and women […]
There are no beds in the small concrete home Madame Gassamba shares with her four teenage daughters. When night falls, cushions pushed against the spotted walls serve as […]