'Writing has helped me to understand and accept aspects of who I am.'
'I think counteracting dehumanising thinking with deeply tender, rigorous, humanising fiction and essayistic writing is the best way to reclaim my racial identity from the white gaze.'
'There’s a resilience that people don’t realise about models. We have to deal with that face-to-face judgement about something you can’t really change. So you just have to be who you are.'
'I do not have very strong boundaries between my private and creative self: so many of my own interests and passions bleed right into my work.'
'Our euro-colonial aesthetic lens has blinded us to objects that don’t fit our preconceived cultural mould, one that has been ingrained into us over the last 200 years.'
'It’s obvious that we’re not being represented. In festival line-ups, music playlists and artist rosters, we’re still fighting for diversity; people of colour are a token.'
"I feel dance is an essential human activity—as Pina Bausch said, ‘Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost!’ Indeed."
'I think no matter what, each artist is always political.'
'Dance was my haven from racist pressures for assimilation.'
'I don’t have the sense of fulfillment about my own work that allows me to stop changing, to stop learning. It’s never-ending.'