ISSUE 03 COVER: PRECIOUS ONI
PHOTOGRAPHER: ESI MONGO | STYLIST: STEPHANIE HUMPHREY | CREATIVE DIRECTOR: JEDIDAH M. | SET DESIGN: REMA KAHSAY | MUA: ANGELA JOAO
"I am so fiercely unashamed of myself"
At 24, Precious has accomplished so much, experienced difficulties and formed her sense of self. She self describes as someone “who has an overbearing obsession with creative expression” which we see through her several creative abilities and involvement. A model, singer/songwriter, poetry writer, spoken word artist and that is just the least of it.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Authentic, resilient and enlightened.
What does resilience mean to you and can you share an experience where you had to be resilient?
Resilience to me mainly relates to how we are able to pick ourselves up from situations that have been difficult. It’s being able to persevere even when things are against you, or odds are against you. Whether that’s from outside sources or within yourself as well, because we do have our own personal limitations...
What are you looking forward to when lockdown begins to ease?
They need to let us outside you know. Connecting with human beings properly. Interpersonal relationships not just so the internet because it’s very overwhelming. And since we have been in lockdown I have had this burning desire to travel and knowledge...
...I feel like self-love and inclusivity is all a journey and I feel like any journey has turbulence or turns or twists or the unexpected pothole and I feel like resilience helps in those areas...."