Yagazie Emezi

DEDICATED TO THE CULTURAL PRESERVATION OF THE AFRICAN AESTHETIC.

Cultural Anthropologist & Africanist
Artist

None of the images posted here belong to me unless stated otherwise.

I know at least 3 people in NY that dress like this baby baboon and my head is exploding because of it.

Youre really artistic. God truly blessed you with lots of talent. Lucky be the man who puts a ring on you!
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

AH-MENNNNNNNN oooo!!! Let us PRAY to the Almighty for that one!!! HAha, thank you!

"Matilda Temperley began her photography career in 2007 whilst working in tropical disease control in Africa. She is now based in London and divides her time between commissions in fashion and portraiture and her personal work. Matilda’s personal work is inspired by marginalized groups and societies. She is currently working on her second book ‘Bodies’ which is a celebration of physicality, performers and the human form.”

Body acceptance. Because men need it, too. 

chagak:

Nina Simone and her husband, Don Ross. 1959. Photo by Ellsworth Davis.

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You're beautiful. Your mind, more so..
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

Thank you, bebi!!

garconniere:

The Shirt by Shelley Niro, 2003.

Niro’s work consists of a connecting series of photographs that should be read together as a whole narrative. The images are set in a pastoral landscape, and each subsequent photograph offers an increasingly incisive statement on the colonization of the land that once belonged to aboriginal peoples.

Shelly Niro was born in Niagara Falls, NY in 1954. She is a member of the Mohawk Nation, Iroquois Confederacy, Turtle Clan, Six Nations Reserve. She is currently based in Brantford, Ontario, and works in a variety of media, including beadwork, painting, photography, and film.

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
That person was being foolish. Even as a student in medical school do I look down on my mother for being a housewife? No. Your job searching has nothing to do with you waiting to find a man to spend his money on you. I'm just so upset reading that. Even so? There are men and women that actually like that dynamic.
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

Went camping for the first time ever. We drank wine by the Colorado River and proceeded to tear our swimsuits off and jump into the freezing waters; upsetting some nearby fishing folk who quickly moved to another side of the waters.

Believe it or not, I’m very reserved when it comes to trying new things with people I don’t know very well, but I’m glad to have reconnected with an old friend who has taught me that it’s perfectly okay to dance like an idiot, and clearly okay to skinny-dip around others. Joblessness and poverty aside, the summer of 2013 has been the best one of my life, all because I’ve just closed my eyes more often and taken the jump. Here’s to new memories and living life a bit more fully in the little ways that you can.

John Legend being naked in several different ways.

Asker oneluvras Asks:
Soooo your waiting on a man to come take care of you and spend his hard earned money on you???
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

I don’t know where the fuck you dragged that question from. Wtf is wrong with you. Did I mention anything of the such?

Seriously, that is a fucking deeply offensive question and I’m going to need you to think at least twice before dropping such stupidity in my inbox.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hey darling, how come you don't have a job? How do you survive? Just curious :D
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

HOW COME I DON’T HAVE A JOB?!?!?!!? OOOO NOOOOO BECAUSE I DON’T WANT ONE!!! BECAUSE I HAVEN’T BEEN JOB HUNTING AND WORKNG SHITTY ASS JOBS HERE AND THERE!!! BECAUSE I LIKE IT!!! WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU THINK?!?!? I DON’T HAVE A JOB BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE A FUCKING JOB BECAUSE I’M NOT THE ONLY PERSON MY AGE BLOODY WITHOUT A FUCKING JOB. WHAT KIND OF QUESTION IS THAT?!!? IT’S LIKE ASKING A HUMAN BEING  WHY THEY ARE STARVING. BECAUSE IT’S A CHOICE?!? BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY AREN’T HUNGRY AND ALWAYS LOOKING FOR FOOD?!!?!?

Lol. OK. Sorry about that, I’m sensitive. I survive because I know how to save my money and how to spend my money. But it’s only a matter of time before I actually start dying. Seriously. Only a matter of time before I have nothing.

ELLE France 1st May 1995
Quelles Lignes!
Model: Georgianna Robertson
Ph: Gilles Bensimon
Stylist: Nicole Crassat

About to erase, re-draw and stop halfway because I don’t believe in art ever being completely finished in order for it to be considered art - by Yagazie

You have such a positive aura! Allah's blessings dear x
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

Thank you, beautiful!! Blessings your way, too!