Born in Harbel, Liberia. When I reached the age of two, a loving Dutch family adopted me and brought me to a small village in the South of the Netherlands where I grew up. With my dark skin and frizzy hair, I stood out and the attention was often focused on me. I always felt ‘different’ from everyone else.
At a later age, I moved to Amsterdam and I have been living here for nine years. Here, I was confronted with a multicultural society and the attention diverged from me to the whole crowd. I stopped feeling different, felt included and realised I should be proud of my heritage and embrace my physical appearance. With this came acceptation
Whilst studying Photography, I was inspired by the subject of ‘identity’. Yet what does ‘identity’ really mean? In the past, I used to feel lost between two identities and I want to share this feeling with the outside world. By means of photography, I want to capture the beauty of different identities and how they are created.