I could be free but you won’t let me;
you disguise your oppression with a veil of accommodation,
mocking my every progression.
I could be me but you don’t want it.
My wings, once fragile, now flap furiously, rousing the soils and sands.
But you want me poised, too prude…too you.
I could have more but you won’t have it;
You want me on my knees,
Begging you, please.
But I will be free-
And when that time comes you’ll know it…
Photography: Olive Ndungutse (Facebook – @OliveNdungutse)
Dress: Jamil Walji Couture (Facebook – Jamil Walji Couture)
Ring and Bracelet: Adele Dejak (www.adeledejak.com)
Styling: Ace Style Consultants (www.acestyleconsultants.com)
Make up: Kayte Macharia (Instagram – @kaytemachariamakeup, Facebook – Make up by Kayte)
Hair: Lenny Ngugi (Istagram – @LennyNgugi, Facebook – @LennyNgugi)