"You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it."
Fun Fact: With a strong focus on the significance and power of womanhood, Peju uses clothing in her art as a literal and metaphorical representation of humans. She hopes that the resulting sense of emptiness gives the audience a moment of inflection, and an incentive to question prefabricated beliefs.
Quote: ‘the entire show is a dramatisation of fantasy, beliefs and fables. An extremely important aspect of Wrapture is Folklore. Olurombi is a Yoruba folklore story that has stopped being told and has been replaced by stories of Cinderella or dwarves. My presentation of ‘The Rapture of Olurombi’s Daughter’ is a response to the hypocritical assumptions of what stories the African child should learn with. We as a people have denied ourselves and the world the benefit of our own stories. This self-denial is taught at the earliest state of intellectual maturity to ensure there is an elimination of self-worth. ‘The Rapture of Olurombi’s Daughter’ is a piece which captures the exact moment when she is raptured and all that remains of her is her essence.’
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So I haven’t written a post in a while because I didn’t really feel like I had much to say. Yes, there have been changes to my regimen but nothing significant enough to write a whole post about. Or maybe I’m just getting lazy. Lazy with my hair and lazy about documenting what I’m doing with it. Either way I’m back and I’d like to talk about a condition that has affected the way I…