"Reclaiming Indigenous Bodies:
The power of living in the skin of our ancestral legacy"
For me, being strong has always been more important than how my body looked. My strength protected me from the dangers of the misogyny that believed my brown body was an object for touching without my consent. Something my indigenous great grandmothers had no choice in during occupation and war.
Indigenous bodies are only deemed beautiful when they fit the altered reality of Western beauty ideals. But our bodies reflect the beauty of our ancestral legacy in all the variety of ancestral indigenous women.This project starting on the Hawaiian islands will reclaim the power of the Polynesian bodies that helped create a unique culture all it's own and show the power of living in the skin of our ancestral legacy.
So this Kino (body) photoshoot in collaboration with Dr. Sara Vogel will tell that story.