The kinship group of peers I make photographs with on the White City Estate and myself maintain substantive values around the word family. We are the children of Caribbean women who moved to the U.K during the 1980’s.
Cacharrera es una persona, un verbo, un nombre, y una movilización de interseccionalidad para el cambio social. Cacharrea: p. una mujer afrodescendiente que cosecha y vende alimentos, promoviendo seguridad alimentaria, justicia ambiental, libertad económica y la emancipación de la mujer negra.
I come from a part of Cross River State, Nigeria, where we are called ‘Atam’ meaning slaves, the Efiks (a majority ethnic group) use to kidnap our people and sell to the white man. We were a minority tribe. African bodies will keep migrating because some people benefit from the stagnation and backwardness of Africa,” said ‘Ejen’ as I sat in his African-themed living room in Cardiff, Wales discussing life as a Black migrant coming all the way from Cross River State, Nigeria.