Addressing themes related to black womanhood, ancestry, and spirituality allows me to take
control of my story in a way that matters to me.

Being an artist does not end with a framed artwork on a wall but translates into the person I am actively becoming. My work is about taking a chance at creating myself. It is about saying I am here, and this is who I am to the world instead of constantly being dictated to by my geographical and political positioning and other external forces.

Being a young black woman in South Africa, born into a world where I mostly feel unseen and unheard, art is a political and spiritual exercise for me. I use it to practice my resistance, agency, and faith, and, generally, as a way to take my power back. It’s how I define myself in a world that says I shouldn’t exist.