Isley has been very curious lately around gender identity and expressions, what boys can and cannot do. She associates blue with boys and pink with girls. Boys can't paint their nails only girls can. She's had several recent inquiries on how I identify, "mommy are you a boy or a girl". My response "I am … Continue reading Mommy Are You a Boy or a Girl?
18 years old, my first year in Washington DC, circa 1989 Cameroon, 1982-1986 I was in boarding school in Cameroon for a five year stint from age 11 to 15. Students were referenced by age group, forms 1 to 5, which are like grades here. Each year, students from the higher forms were appointed as … Continue reading Love, Boarding School and Self Discovery
This is my interview with SisterReach, a reproductive justice non profit program that shares experiences and lessons learned by masculine presenting women of color. I was featured in the March newsletter. Below is the article! 1. Talk about your passion and purpose behind Boi + Mama + King: I wanted to see more visible reflections … Continue reading A BoiMamaKing Interview
Cameroonians and most Africans in general are known for getting certain clothes tailor made versus store bought. The result is a polished and regal fit that enhances the style and figure of any and every individual. One of the things I relished on my visit to Cameroon last summer after a 10 year hiatus was … Continue reading African Diaspora Fresh: Two Continents, Two Fly Shirts
An Ode to Self Love I had my very first photo shoot with the incredibly creative photographer, Sarah White for Fotos for Barcelona. She captured candid moments of me, and helped me feel like a natural in front of the camera, even when I was in my boxers, trying to look sexy, but feeling awkward. … Continue reading Won’t You Celebrate With Me?
Culturally, we Africans take pride in looking our best in our traditional gear or remixing the colonizes threads into something original and compelling in its on right. Case in point, the double breasted jacket. Known for its polished and sophisticated look reserved for aristocrats of times past, its recently made its way back to my … Continue reading Boi Takeover the Double Breasted Jacket
Chinwe, The Farm and Paradise Queer travels. Our most recent trip brought us to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. I instantly fell in love with the scenic landscape of the mountainous island, its glorious beaches, rich ancestral history and tropical temperatures. A view of a portion of the island Red Hook St. Thomas, … Continue reading Travel Chronicles | St. Thomas
I love food especially home cooked meals. As a kid I looked forward to my Mum's cooking. She made most of our food by scratch and we ate most of our meals at the dinner table. Sweetness and I try to cook and sit down and connect over dinner a couple times a week. I … Continue reading In The Kitchen With BoiMamaKing
Dedicating this post to all badass women coming together to raise their voices against sexist, racist, homophobic and anti-immigrant statements from the powers that be. My Sweetness wrote a poem called "Prayers for Pussies" that was censored by the City of Minneapolis. This was her way of speaking up for women's right to our own … Continue reading Prayers for Pussies
Lifting speeds up my metabolism and helps me live stronger. It makes me feel unstoppable and ready to take on the world. It's my way of competing with myself and breaking my own perceived limitations. There is no one way to be active because we all have individual body composition and goals. There is nothing … Continue reading Back and Biceps