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Crisco BL

My name is Sabelo Crisco Dlamini better known as Crisco BL. I’m an illustrator based in Durban. I’ve been illustrating for about a year & unlike other digital illustrators, I use my phone instead of a laptop to create my paintings.
My art is based on Depression, Anxiety & Anti Self Harm. The reason as to why I base my illustrations around these things is because I don’t think they are spoken of as much as they should be nor are they taken seriously. My illustrations or a form of self-reflection, things that I’ve gone through myself. I feel that in doing this, people can relate to my art as much as I do. 
A lot of teenagers these days go through the above mentioned and don’t have the platform to talk about it or express it. I want to make art that makes people feel like they’re not alone and that there are ways to deal with their pain.
You’ve probably noticed that I use a lot of yellow as a background in all my art. Yellow is a colour that is associated with happiness. I use the c…

Imaan Latif

Your human journey is one of polarized identity. You experience adulthood, childishness, your masculinity, femininity, your blackness, whiteness, your rich and poor but never have we sat and reflected on our negligence as much as our successes. 

Have you the privileged? Have you the time?

The world is currently moving at a faster pace than it ever has before. With the conveniences of technology not only does research show how cancerous our human habits have become to mother nature and ourselves but also how desensitized and diminished our spirits have become towards one another.

The white noise of the news separates us as people announcing that there are two problems in the world: "My problem versus your problem"

I've had the privilege to find myself in time. The new age Millennial Dilemma and my Harley Davidson came in the form of Kundalini Yoga. As I reflected upon my Blunt Mentality and Rebellious Queer Muslim identity I found that nothing happens in isolation.

I found a group of artists in the form of The V Company SA. I sought a group of queer muslims in the form of The Inner Circle SA. And finally discovered a group of yogi's in the form of AKYTTSA

Once I embodied my identity as Imaan Latif, I found my spiritual self Meher Sangat Kaur and took Sovereignty over my Shakti (female divine energy) and created Sovereign Shakti, a consciousness and wellness movement that awakens people to understanding the importance of self love through self reflection with the tool of self discipline towards the healing and harnessing of universal suffering and elevation.

You are vindictive towards your own capacity of projection by staying in a state of unpreparedness. Ultimately, this is self defeat.

Lets turn Commotion into Devotion.

The revolution is now and it begins with you. 

"Self care is a divine responsibility " -  Sovereign Shakti

Photographs - Panchia Photography & Prittipiktures

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