‘I’m Often Drawn To More ‘Afrocentric’ Pieces, Which Means I…’
Story submitted by Natalia Sealey
‘For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been asked by strangers, “Why are you so quiet?” but as I’ve matured, I’ve been able to completely express myself through fashion. Fashion has helped me to easily communicate with those who admire my style. I’m often expected to be very sociable because of what I choose to put on, but I’m merely an introvert with enough confidence to wear unique pieces. I lack a loud voice, but my sense of style is loud for me.
I’m often drawn to more “afrocentric” pieces, which means I wear ankara prints and am often adorned with jewelry made of cowrie shells, wood, or bone. The icing on the cake?…if I walk past you, you’ll get a wiff of frank incense and myrrh or any other sweet scented oil.’