I’ve always had a camera in my hand therefore I was usually the designated photographer which was fine with me. When I did appear in photos I was usually surrounded by others.

Recently it came to my attention that I when a camera is pointed at me, I run. That visual was not appealing at all so I looked within and there I found myself inspired by my friend Letitia, who takes the most artist and creative selfies I’ve ever seen; Zanele Muholi, the South African photographer and visual activist who unapologetically captures herself in such a fiercely bold manner; and Frida Zahlo, the amazing Mexican painter who is quoted as saying: “I am my own muse.The subject I know best”.

After being inspired by these 3 amazing women, I decided to point the camera at myself and capture some self portraits. 

These are the results.”

Monica E.



The UdoU Series…

The UdoU Series focuses on how Sistas see themselves; creating captures of their own Afrocentric beauty and sensuality. We invite you to participate by using your own SLR camera or your Point-and-Shoot Kodak, even your camera phone. We want you to capture you. We are not asking for professional works but we are looking for images that are 1)Afrocentric, 2)Creative and 3)Focus on your form as well as your face. We expect these images to be demure as well as uninhibited, intense as well as humorous, passionate as well as reserved.

Please submit 10-20 pictures and include your:

  • Name
  • Your Garden  Name (and why you chose it)
  • Email
  • Phone
  • A short bio telling us a what you want to share about who you are and what you do.
  • Your thoughts behind your captures

Please send your images and response to udou@pangeasgarden .com





The Afrosensual Aesthetic is the GardenVoice that pushes the limits and deepens the perspective. It is still be done from a position of respect, pride and joy, but here we will be able to explore themes that don’t quite fit within the earthSista box. Its is a place for the sensual lovermakers and the premium cultivators. Check it out and share your thoughts and ideas and passions.


When it comes to art, food, fashion, health, fitness music, culture and society Pangea’s Garden continues to bring you the culture that cultivates. We actively strive to be your Afrosensual nexus of ideas, images, commentary, participation and events that inspire, provoke, entertain and actively engage you. If you love what you see here and desire to see more, please consider signing up for a premium membership. It grants you access to ALL of the Garden’s content and you will be one of the Cultivators of the vision that we’ve ALL planted & grown in Pangea.



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