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 »

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 »

When Being Black, Angry and Woman Becomes A Trajectory for Liberation: Meet Wonder Visual Storyteller, Prisca Munkeni Monnier

There is something infectious about this petite yet larger than life, all-around creative who goes by the name of La Furie Photographe (“Fury” in French is a feminine noun albeit it can be used to describe a man or a woman). And it is that moniker that led me to her photography… at first. I…Read more »

THE AYA TALKS SERIES: Aïssé N’Diaye, A Resolutely Afropean Creative Powerhouse

You may have seen celebrity creatives sporting those uber vintage, crazy sexy cool t-shirts or sweaters with stunning photos of African family portraits or known African proverbs in Paris, New York or Accra and paused… perhaps even,wondered who was behind the name, the brand, the hype,… Afrikanista. Well, no need to look any further, her…Read more »