A few weeks ago, i had the AWESOME (capital letters) opportunity to work with two budding queer artists of Phillipino descent. I was body painted by the lovely Catherine Palmero, and photographed by the talented Paula Parcon San Gabriel. Collectively we spent 12 hours hard at work, and i wasn't even the only model! In 40 degree weather, i was to strip and channel my inner Cat. In dark forest, i instantly became Wild!
Just months ago, sometime in March 2013, I had the wonderful, awesome time being painted on, dressed up, and adorned by the all inspiring Goddess of a woman Eleta 'El' Haile. The photographic series of stories we were able to create together were to be publicaly displayed an amazing event in Washington, D.C. called the DC RAW Artists showcase. I wasn't able to physically be at this events but I did come across some flicks from the show of the audience enjoying her work.
Born and raised in the U.A.E to parents of Ethiopian/Eritrean descent,
El is considered an all-around Artiste,a woman who does it all. Now based in the DC area she is a Dancer/Back-up Vocalist for DC's own Eme & Heteru, Freelance Photographer,Stylist,Model and CEO of TRUE:xpressionz,Designer of her own Jewelry line 'Pieces of Ajna',Philanthropist,Belly dance Instructor,Reiki Master and Holistic practitioner at TRUE:prana...while meanwhile also maintaining the balance of motherhood and homeschooling her 3 year old daughter, Zaara Ajna.