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Limit(less) Project: Tyler

Limit(less) Project: Tyler

Tyler: Queer Kenyan-Somali (Canada)

Q. What would you have to say to people who say that being LGBTQ is “un-African”?

“We don’t believe in the same Africa.”

- Tyler (Queer Kenyan-Somali, He/Him)

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About Limit(less)
Limit(less) is a photography project by Mikael Owunna (@owning-my-truth) documenting the fashion and style of LGBTQ African Immigrants (1st and 2nd generation) in diaspora. As LGBTQ Africans, we are constantly told that being LGBTQ is somehow “un-African,” and this rhetoric is a regular part of homophobic and transphobic discourse in African communities. This line of thinking, however, is patently false and exists an artifact of colonization of the African continent. Identities which would now be categorized as “LGBTQ” have always existed, and being LGBTQ does not make us “less” African.

Limit(less) explores how LGBTQ African immigrants navigate their identities and find ways to overcome the supposed “tension” between their LGBTQ and African identities through their fashion and style. The project seeks to visually deconstruct the colonial binary that has been set up between LGBTQ and African identities, which erases the lives and experiences of LGBTQ Africans. ‪#‎LimitlessAfricans‬

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Photo prise le 1 juillet 2016 (© mowunna / Flickr)

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 limitlessafricans, lgbt, lgbtq, queer, kenya, kenyan, somalia, somali, immigrant, africa, african, art, photography, fashion, style, african art, african photography, african style

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