queer and trans african women are celebrated in this photo series for women’s history month

March 6, 2018
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In the spirit of honoring Women’s History Month, photographer Mikael Owunna continues his ‘Limit(less)’ portrait series, aimed at exploring and representing black queer and trans African femmes. The new images, most of which were never published before, mostly focus on women who reside in Europe.
Owunna’s work creates space for marginalized femme voices of the African diaspora through photography. Shot in 10 countries, the series debunks the notion that it is “un-African” to be LGBTQ+.

Check out some shots below, and preview more of Limit(less) here.

Amadi – Queer Nigerian
Gray – Queer Ghanaian
Olave – Nonbinary Trans Femme
Joelle – Queer Congolese
Naara – Queer Angolan
Tobi – Nonbinary Queer Nigerian Femme