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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…

Moratwe Masima

I am currently a third year medical student at the University of Stellenbosch with the hopes of becoming a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. I'm originally from Midrand, Gauteng so Cape Town was a major change for me. Medicine wasn't always a sure path for me but I've always had a keen interest in science, the human body and helping people in whatever way I could. My ambitions scare me sometimes because they are (in societal terms) "impossible" but that word honestly does not exist in my vocabulary. I love challenging myself so in 2015 I entered my very first pageant (Miss Teen Western Cape 2015) and walked away with the First Princess title. That was a humbling experience particularly because the small step of overcoming my fears and insecurities has led to me wanting to be a positive role model in my community and encourage others to chase their dreams no matter the obstacles. I also recently decided to go after ONE (because I have many 😊) of my childhood dreams and joined Grace Model Management. It's been absolutely enlightening(and fun!) so far and I am so excited for the future. I LIVE by quotes and every morning I find a positive quote that sets the tone for the rest of my day. One of my favourites by Henry Ford is "Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right".

Photos by Gerard Blignaut Photography and VSP_create

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