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We think it’s so badass that you’re working as a successful photographer without formal schooling, can you talk to us about this? What was that journey like?
“I’ve always loved photography and knew I had a natural eye for it but my older sister, Janille, is the person who pushed hard for me to take it seriously. As soon as I decided that it was worth me doing, everything sort of started falling into place.
I’m a DACA recipient. This journey started in my senior year of highschool when I found out I couldn’t receive government assistance to attend college and my parents were not in a place to help. I knew I had to take my life in my own hands and that’s what I did.
“If you have a gift, USE IT!
Everything else will follow.”
Saphir Niakadie, Photographer, NYC
Power is authenticity and knowledge of self.
“I find power in knowing that my eye and creativity are unique. Every picture I take will have a touch that cannot be found elsewhere. For me there is power in just trusting myself and my creativity when I shoot.”
The HandBook for Women: the power issue
Power is representation
Alana Mayo, head of production and development at production company Outlier Society, speaks about the importance of using your own power to lift others up.
Power is within us
An exclusive Q&A with Meena Harris, founder of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, about activism, motherhood, and paying it forward.
Power is my unwavering truth
Aija Mayrock, poet and writer, performs an original power poem about finding truth and strength in her journey to womanhood through writing and poetry.