Questioning Jocelyn Allen

Q1. How would you describe your artwork and process? My artwork is a very therapeutic thing for me, though sometimes the therapy is with making the work, sometimes it is showing it to people and a lot of the time it’s both. I started making self-portrait projects in the last year…

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IWMxThe OGC: Intimacy Diaries – Grace Jackson

As twenty-something individuals we are scared to feel. We were brought up believing that sadness, depression and loneliness are feelings that shouldn’t be shown. We are scared to admit inside we are suffering, scared as we look around and everyone else is in happy relationships or enjoying their single status.…

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Unwelcome Isolation by Mahshid Mahboubifar

My self-portraits results from an unwelcome isolation. Last summer, during a couple of months I spent most of my time in my own room, I had lost many of my friends because of moving back to my city after graduation in the field of art. The only medium which could…

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Oyibo- A Guest Post by Emma Uwejoma

In Britain I was too embarrassed to wear traditional Nigerian clothing, yet in Nigeria I felt so comfortable and free. I wear subtle hints of Nigeria. That self-consciously symbolize that I’m African. African girls my age that were brought up in the culture make me feel intimidated and stupid for…

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