Photographs Not Taken

Photographs Not Taken

Today is World Sickle Cell Day as such, I thought I would share this video project I created about my experience with photography, sickle cell and how the two are intertwined for me personally. The project was recorded in 2013 on a Nikon D7000 as an assignment for my Advance Photo Techniques Class.  
Hometown Photography #FollowMeTo The US Capitol

Hometown Photography #FollowMeTo The US Capitol

  Hey Kweens and Kings, I’m back with another installment of my Hometown Photography series, and this time I revisit the US Capitol. You may recall back in the summer of  2015 I visited for the first time when I linked up with fellow photographer Paa Kwesi. Those photos did not turn out so well since it ... Read More
2017 Reading List

2017 Reading List

A while ago, a work colleague asked what my favorite book was, and I initially said I don’t know or I don’t have one. He then asked another colleague and they began a discussion on The Prince and other philosophical works. The truth, however, is that my favorite books (The Namesake, My Sister’s Keeper, contemplating on Americanah ) are ... Read More
The Magic of New York, 2017

The Magic of New York, 2017

When I was applying to colleges for undergrad, I was obsessed with New York. Maybe I watched too much TV or subconsciously wanted to follow my best friend at the time to the city but I applied to at least four institutions in New York. I was on young Carrie Bradshaw level.  Maybe my obsession ... Read More
Let’s talk about Chewing Gum

Let’s talk about Chewing Gum 

First of all, let’s not compare it to Insecure (which I also loved). It’s easy to say it’s the British Insecure/ Awkward Black Girl but if you really watch both you’ll see that comparing the two doesn’t do either series justice. Issa has her life together waaayy more than Tracey. The two face different issues ... Read More
#ForBrownGirls

#ForBrownGirls

This month marks three years of Karyn Washington’s passing (read her Karyn’s story here). In the years since her death, the black community has done a better job at shedding light on the importance of Minority Mental Health Awareness. There’s still more work to do, and we need to change the stigmas around mental health now ... Read More
The Plight of the Immigrant-American

The Plight of the Immigrant-American

Too American for Nigeria, Too Nigerian for America, written Fall 2015 It wasn’t until my recent trip to Nigerian that I realized just how American I am. Up until studying abroad in spring 2014, I solely identified as Nigerian, a delusion that is mostly due to the way I was raised. As a first generation American, ... Read More
Lessons from The White House

Lessons from The White House

The White House Internship Program is designed to cultivate young leaders and give them an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and gain exposure to the public service sector via an Executive Office assignment. Naturally, there’s a lot of exposure to v. important public sector leaders (who in a past life may have also been private sector leaders). Throughout my ... Read More
Return of the Kween

Return of the Kween

Hello, It’s me. You’ve been wondering what have I been up to in my one year (but really two-year) hiatus. Before I get into all of that, take two seconds to follow me on Instagram and Twitter (@KweenPhotos) so you can stay up to date on what I’m up to and new photography. Have you done it….? ... Read More