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.

Taken by Spencer Charles.

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I’m going as Crazy Eyes from Orange is the New Black this Halloween. And hopefully my bff with her blonde hair will be in town to be my Piper.

As an African woman, THIS is necessary and I hope more people watch more on Indigo Tongues. I’m all about their first segment: Women in Media, featuring women from Nigeria, Kenya,  Jamaica, Sierra Leone and Guadeloupe within the media industry. Talk about representing. 

Iyalode Productions Indigo Tongues is a video blog interview series that brings the inspiring voices of dynamic people from Africa and her diaspora onto one global platform. These trailblazers have been recognized in their respective countries for contributing significantly in the development of their area of expertise.

Indigo Tongues aim is to put a face to these voices, explore their countries with them and get a peek into what it takes to make it happen in the “developing word”.

In order to get somewhere, you are ALWAYS going to leave something behind. Don’t be afraid to let go.
Yagazie Emezi

tranqualizer:

[photo set: top left is a photo of my mom and i. she is looking away from the camera, i am smiling gently. top right is a photo of my mom looking at the camera and smiling gently. bottom photo is a an image of my grandma in viet nam. she is looking away from the camera as she is getting up from her hammock.]

HELP MY MOM SEE HER MOM AGAIN! 

my mom has been in the united states for 17 years as of this past April. in almost 2 decades being in the united states with no family outside of her children, she has only gotten to visit her mother and her family still living in viet nam once.

my grandma this year is 83 years old and as of late has been getting weaker after having fell and suffered from a mild concussion.

this ask is pretty simple, actually. help me raise money to at least cushion (if not cover) the cost of one airplane ticket so my mom can see her mom towards the end of this year and provide some support for health needs still lingering for my grandma.

as of july 1st, 2013, airplane tickets for the projected day of her departure from charlotte, nc and arrival in ho chi minh city, viet nam start at about $2000+. you can check that out here: http://www.kayak.com/#/flights/CLT-SGN/2013-12-21/2014-01-03

the goal for this fundraiser is $3500 to hopefully cover this plane ticket and cushion some other financial worries my mom may have about traveling and being away from work for 2 weeks.

i will be providing some financial support to fund her trip and any possible doctor’s visits my grandma may still need.

some of the costs may also go towards flying my sister out to seattle, wa for some part of the time my mom is out of the country.

i have felt and have heard my mom’s urgency. i told my mom i’ve got her back and she’s not sure how and i’m not sure either so let’s do this y’all!

thank you so much. please donate what you can and share this widely.

HELP MY MOM SEE HER MOM AGAIN! 

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While others are wondering what event/bar/club to go to on their Friday/Saturday night, this is me. By Yagazie

I’m going to need more than my fingers for my friend’s hair. - Yagazie

Asker venividivia Asks:
At last I'm not the only person staying in tonight. I love your hair and I actually found you because one of my professors follows you on Tumblr.
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

Ahahaha oh wow that’s awesome!! Thank you!

While others are wondering what event/bar/club to go to on their Friday/Saturday night, this is me. More on instagram - yagazieemezi

1910, Queen Mutubani of the Mangbetu people being body painted by serving girls — (Schildkrout, Enid, Jill Hellman, and Curtis A. Keim. 1989.)

1910, Queen Mutubani of the Mangbetu people being body painted by serving girls — (Schildkrout, Enid, Jill Hellman, and Curtis A. Keim. 1989.)

Asker martaxo Asks:
I really love your blog. You're one of the reasons why I've started embracing my beauty, heritage and my skin colour. Thanks for being you haha
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

That’s what I like to hear! This makes me happy so thank you!

I'll birth your children. :)
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

Ahahah thank you!! You can birth them, but I still wouldn’t want them!

Asker maureennnn Asks:
You're really awsome you're my new hair muse lol
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

Aww thanks, dear!