Photography

TAYLOR MEW & JOANA MEURKENS 

Models 

TICKLE MHLAMBISO

DWANY GUZMAN

JOANA MEURKENS 

Make-Up 

TAYLOR MEW 

TICKLE

  • What’s your name/age/pronouns?

Tickle! I’m 20 years old and I go by she/her pronouns.

What does self care mean to you?

Self care means tending to my body’s needs-what is it telling me? What do I crave right now? It’s us doing the work that’s best for your own development and growth. It’s not always easy.

What self care tips/tricks/traditions have been passed down to you?

When I was younger my father used to make it a monthly tradition to go to a bookstore and pick out one book, any book, that spoke to me most. It’s about taking time to indulge in what you love without restriction.

What is something/someone that gives you an instant serotonin boost?

This depends on the mood I’m in and what kind of day I’ve had. However, I’ll go ahead and name a few important ones: Lighting candles and turning off ALL the lights, lighting incense, oiling my body from head to toe, and tending my plants.

What are your feel good songs/movies/tv shows?

Songs: Anything from the Solfeggio collection. Instant Clarity! My Love is Like…Wo by Mya, Canopee by Polo & Pan, and Libestraum by Liszt. 

What is your comfort food?

Quiche. I absolutely love broccoli cheddar quiche.

Do you have any routines that you swear by?

Pledge gratitude at least once a day either before bed or when you wake up-think of at least 3 things that you’re grateful for! It’s a game changer.

DWANY

What’s your name/age/pronouns?

Dwany, 18, He/Him

What does self care mean to you?

To me, self care means taking time for yourself to regroup your mind, body, and soul. To put love into the way you take care of yourself.

What self care tips/tricks/traditions have been passed down to you?

MEDITATION IS KEY for emotional self care. Moisturizer is key for physical self care.

What is something/someone that gives you an instant serotonin boost?

Watching the Masaka kids Africana dance on youtube.

What are your feel good songs/movies/tv shows?

Just the two of us- Bill Withers! 

What is your comfort food?

Yaya’s tea garden on Chrystie Street.

Do you have any routines that you swear by?

Wash my face morning and night, three times and put on moisturizer (Always listen to your dermatologist).

JOANA

What’s your name/age/pronouns?

Joana Meurkens, 21, She/Her

What does self care mean to you?

Self care means listening to what your body is asking of you and taking care of your mind/body/soul. 

What self care tips/tricks/traditions have been passed down to you?

Moisturize baby 😉

What is something/someone that gives you an instant serotonin boost?

Listening to The Bee Gees! 

What are your feel good songs/movies/tv shows?

Song: Para Machucar Meu Coração (Tom Jobim and Stan Getz)

Movie: Singin’ In the Rain

TV Show: Mad Men

What is your comfort food?

Spaghetti Bolognese

Do you have any routines that you swear by?

Meditation and moisturize everyday!

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