FEMINIST PARENTING & EXQUISITE BLACK PHOTOGRAPHY: MEET FRENCH CARIBBEAN STYLIST & PHOTOGRAPHER, VIOLETTE TANNENBAUM

The eighth episode of the audio series, THE AYA TALKS, has made one thing absolutely clear. Women are magical. I am not saying that to flatter or sound trendy. Women are endowed with powers that defy logic and reason. I recall how Prisca Munkeni Monnier, the sultry and enormously gifted photographer put it in our…Read more »

The Writing of Our Narratives in Mind, Body & Lineage: Meet Stéphanie Melyon-Reinette, Guadeloupean social researcher and multi-faceted creative

In Mousmée, the Diary of an Orchid Woman, an exploratory artistic piece that soulfully combines poetry, music, dance and language, Stéphanie Melyon-Reinette in tandem with Martinican musician Gérald Toto, talks about love, intimacy, sexuality in ways that reminded me of Edouard Glissant’s decolonial rendering of the process of creolisation as innately universal and intrinsically connected…Read more »

From Intersectionality to Conscious Buying: Meet French Caribbean Blogger & Jeweller, Adeline Rapon who always keeps it fashionably real

Plenty of us would find it hard to meet someone whom you could both describe as rebellious and soft-spoken until you meet (even over the phone), the fascinating Adeline Rapon. Parisian jeweller by trade, photographer and influencer by taste, Adeline sits atop seemingly contrasting worlds that she has been able to give meaning and voice…Read more »