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Introducing myself and my journal: Queer Nigerian media artist, organizer and healer

About Me:
Seyi Adebanjo is a Queer gender-non-conforming Nigerian and current MFA candidate at Hunter College. As a media artist Seyi raises awareness around social issues through digital video, multimedia photography and writings. Seyi’s work is the intersection of art, media, imagination, ritual and politics.

Seyi’s art communicates with a distinct voice on many themes: “womyn” of color, immigration, sexual orientation, spirituality, post-colonialism, homophobia, poverty and white supremacy/ privilege. It passionately examines cultural practices, identities, cultural displacement and community transformation.

Seyi uses media as a tool to bridge spirituality and social justice while they co-directed Casa Atabex Ache’- The House of Womyn’s Power. Seyi has been an accomplished artist, performing with Sharon Bridgforth and performing at the Walker Art Center. Seyi’s work has recently been screened at the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, Bronx Documentary Center and the Sydney Transgender International Film Festival. Seyi is currently a fellow with Queer/Art/Mentorship and Maysles Documentary Center Filmmakers Collaborative. Seyi at present is an artist in residence with Allgo working on The Orita Project, an international film and performance endeavor. Seyi has been a Project Involve Fellow and City Lore Documentary Institute scholarship recipient. Seyi has screened at the the Sydney Transgender International, Reel Sister of the Diaspora Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, Blaxtino Art Festival, The Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival, Gender Reel Festival, Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, Walker Art Center, MNN Cable Access Channel as well as the Art Crawl Exhibition.

My Passions:
video, media, dancing, spirituality as social justice tool, yoruba, queerness

My Challenges:
keeping the faith in this world of oppression

My Vision for the Future:
peace and social justice for womyn of color and Queer folks with Africa the continent being the leader & leader.

My Areas of Expertise:
media, videographer, editing, blogging, organizing, earth based spirituality

Comments

olutosin's picture

Welcome Seyi

Hi Dear,
Welcome to our online community. Pls be free to be yourslf because it is only here that we can be who we are, express our inner minds without inhibitions. Read others posts, make comments and post to your journal too. Welcome onc
e again Dear

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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Breese's picture

Welcome to PulseWire,

Welcome to PulseWire, Naijaboj! I look forward to connecting with you and hearing your voice in our community!

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey Seyi! Welcome to

Hey Seyi! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.
Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

naijaboi's picture

peace everyone, thank you all

peace everyone,

thank you all for your kind words and making me feel welcomed here. i will be sure to connect with community here and check out the resources. be well everyone

peace
seyi

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