afropunk paris: politics of style

July 9, 2019

Photographs by Ojoz IG:@ojoz for AFROPUNK

If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.” — Audre Lorde

(AFROPUNK Paris tickets are still on sale!)

Ellen Elias IG: @ellenxtellnobody
“I’m a shy person that why I love the fact that my clothes talk for me. My style is an inspiration of my culture and Eritrean Tribe.”

Clark Ayessa IG: @NewJackParis

 Safia IG: @lagillz
“My style always refers to a Black attitude.”

IG: @r._mckay
“I’ve spent one year in prison for a thing I didn’t commit because a white girl blamed me for it. Since then, I’m an activist member of LDNA (Ligue des Défenses Noires Africaines) a charity defending Black rights.”

Denisse IG: @denisseapps
“Minimalist with a twist. Masculine and feminine.”

“I’m wearing my best friend’s clothes. Gender means nothing to me.”

Asma Houari IG: @vana_varda
“Wearing my afro is a way to inspire others to do so.”

Sonority Turner IG:  @Sonority and Jordan Le Fay

“As Black lovers of women we are power, we are force, we are magic, and we are love.”