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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…

Yemurai Muchenje

In the past, I'd always get stuck if someone asked me to describe myself because there were just so many things I’d want to say. That was until a friend of mine told me that I have a colourful personality and made my life so much easier :) 

I'm Yemurai Muchenje, better known as “Yam”, “Yem” or “Yummy”, for the special ones ;) I'm 19 going on 20 and am currently in my 3rd year as a medical student at Stellenbosch University. 

Aside from working towards becoming a doctor, I've begun to spend more time pursuing my other passions and interests with radio being one of them. In the past, I would feel guilty if I thought of venturing into anything else that would divert my attention from med school. However, the older I get and the more life experiences I go through, the more I realize that it's PERFECTLY FINE to be a multifaceted young woman and have my fingers in many different pies. 

I'm an extroverted introvert who loves adventures; spontaneous drives to who knows where; but can also spend a week holed up in her room (because alone time is also great, right?). I value open-minded, honest, and genuine individuals because that's where my life’s principles stem from. I'm also always ready for any opportunity that comes my way because in order to grow, one has got to tackle the challenges head on.

In short, I'm like a Matryoshka doll with each doll representing my different experiences, stories and relationships. With that being said, I haven't always been this confident with a zest for life. I too, like many other people, was afraid but once you take a leap of faith, follow your dreams and focus on being you, you'll never look back. Although I am yet to figure out what life has in store for me (with mistakes along the way), I know that I have a lot to offer and am ready to make my mark!

To my cheerleaders, thank you.

Instagram: @yemurai_m
Facebook: Yemurai Muchenje 

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