Headshot Session with Kapisanan

Headshot Session with Kapisanan

Date of shoot:
March 7th, 2017

Photographer:
Fonna Seidu

Models:
Alexandra Baluyot, Amenah Abusara, Carol Ann Apilado, Czarina Campo, Darryll Magboo, Diana Mae Putting, Genesis Giocada, Lorenzo Colcado, Samantha Moya, and Shari Sivayogarajah

Social Media Workshop & Portrait Session at UrbanArts Community Arts Council

Social Media Workshop & Portrait Session at UrbanArts Community Arts Council

Workshop Description:
GAIN MORE VISIBILITY FOR YOUR BRAND ONLINE! Learn tips and strategies to optimize your social media profiles so that you can increase your followers and your social media engagement.
Facilitated by: Tanya Turton
Headshots by: Fonna Seidu

Portrait Session for Black Queer Youth at Supporting Our Youth in Sherbourne Health Centre

Portrait Session for Black Queer Youth at Supporting Our Youth in Sherbourne Health Centre

Date: February 22nd, 2017
Location: Sherbourne Health Centre
Photos by: Fonna Seidu
Youth Group: Black Queer Youth (BQY) is a weekly drop-in group where we celebrate Black queer and trans spectrum people’s trials and accomplishments.

Portrait Session with Slimthick Monroe at Allen Gardens and Graffiti Alley

Portrait Session with Slimthick Monroe at Allen Gardens and Graffiti Alley

Date: February 18, 2017
Photographer: Fonna Seidu
Model: Slimthick Monroe

"Our parents tend to want us to do safe, secure jobs because they love us"

At the 5:21 mark, Ikenna Azuike started reiterating things I continuously tell myself; follow your passion. I may be struggling financially, but I know that I am in love with all of my archiving, community organizing, (un)learning, and sharing. I have never been bored and will only crave for more as I grow older. When I'm told that my 'extracurricular activities' are a waste of time, I use those harmful words as a motivation - I feed my monstrous drive with negatives in order to show people they are wrong.

Strange Sisters: The Insatiable Redux

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6 mixed-media images from The Femme Chronicles were showcased during Strange Sisters on October 25th. Kim Crosby & Gein Wong posted a final thank you notice on the blog.

8 performance artists

Catherine Hernandez, India Davis,Juliet November,Donna Michelle St. Bernard, Alvis Parsley, Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene, cassy walker & Masti Khor 

2 visual artists

Francesca Nocera & Fonna Seidu

Fonna Seidu, ”would like to thank all the youth group participants who attended, Rufina Bernabe (mom!) & Drey Anozie (filmmaker) for supporting my artistic decisions, and my models Juli(a), Bridget, and Julian.”

I am grateful for the experience and got my life watching the performances - especially Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene's femme empowerment piece and India Davis' hoop & pole performances.

Bridget
Julian
Julian
Juli(a)
Juli(a)
Bridget

I look forward to show more of my work in group exhibitions in the upcoming months!