Amanda and her girls photoshoot

Amanda Nkambule received a photoshoot with her girls as one of her gifts. The young women who accompanied her to her traditional ceremony in KZN “umemulo”.

This how they brought it.

 

Images taken at Hector Peterson in Soweto

images by Charmain Carrol

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Chubby Vogue Divas Durban Behind the Scenes

On the 13 of February I went to Durban to Start photographing Chubby Vogue Divas Durban, Returned on the 3rd of March.

IMG_0025Zama Shange who volunteered her precious time to be my Assistant.

She put together a schedule for me to work in Durban, organising transport and the making sure the ladies had each signed a consent form at each shoot and follow up on the Articles that the Divas had to write bout themselves.

Thank you so Much for giving me all your time and your willingness to make Chubby Vogue Divas a successful project.

IMG_0033 Nombulelo Ngqayizivele Khumalo

Thank you for being a True Diva and being part of my project, from driving me around to Hammersdale,Kwamashu and Umlazi I really appreciate the time you took to assist me in my quest. i will not forget the fun times we had, the people you introduced me too and all the madness we had together. Ngiyabonga!

To all my Divas from Durban, Richards Bay, Eskhawini, Kwamashu, Emlazi, Reservoir Hills, Hammersdale, Sea View, and Umbilo. Thank you for allowing to come to your homes and raid your wardrobes, meeting all your families, Ngiyabonga kakhulu.

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Durban was Amazing

I am definitely coming Back soon.

For all those that I did not manage to photograph ngiyabuya bathandwa.

All White Boat Cruise with TLC

It is one month later since the Boat cruise and it is time we reflect on the 16th of December 2014. This is how it unfolded in the Gauteng Province.
Who is TLC ?
TLC an acronym for The Ladies Corner is a group formed to address challenges that women in general encounters on daily basis. TLC was formed in October 2014 and todate it has over 600 members from all over the world.  It is not a group of a certain group or individuals but it consists of women from all walks of life whether hetero, homo, curios or bisexual. Forming this group was to allow women to interact and be in a space without feeling awkward and discriminated against, hence we called ourselves Ladies. Another important thing worth mentioning is , we have in our midst members from countries where homosexuality receive severe punishment and that is why the group is neutral so as not to impose dangers on its members. We also have mother’s who have lesbian daughters, sisters who have homosexual siblings and daughters who have homosexual parents in our midst.
TLC is a place to unwind after a long day, to share ideas, to deliberate on issues affecting women , to empower each other, to educate women , to network, to engage on issues that we encounter on daily basis to e-connect women world-wide and to do travelling with other ladies world-wide irrespective of nationality, religious affiliation, culture and creed.
TLC in order to make itself known has launched already in 4 provinces in  South Africa and Nigeria.
16 December 2014  Gauteng Province
20 December 2014  Western Cape Province
27 December 2014  KwaZulu Natal Province
28 December 2014  Calabar Province, Nigeria
03 January 2015     Eastern Cape Province
We are yet to launch in other countries as well.
MISSION
. To bring women/ ladies together.
. To help identify problems/ needs and implement strategies to solve these needs.
. To help women in discovering talents that they have and tapping/ developing these talents.
. To promote knowledge , skills, confidence and the capacity to act together.
. To strengthen organisation and leadership between women.
. To encourage networking between women from all walks of life.
. To share ideas and emulate programmes that women have already tackled and have been successful in other countries.
. To build women that are self-reliant, accountable and independent in our societies.
VISION
.  To create a platform for dialogue with public bodies and community organisations.
.  To form effective consultations,  event planning, travel excursions and tours.
.  To ensure that there is a better partnership working with accredited/ established institutions and organisations.
.  To be a voice of women from all over the world.
KEY PERFOMANCE AREAS
. Taking action in order to address issues affecting women, inequalities and discrimination.
. To promote literacy and scout for funds in order to help/ support in training and developmental programmes.
. To be the voice of the voiceless and form solidarity and support with those that are marginalised and discriminated against.
. To promote women involvement and participation in ensuring that women are included in community decisions.
. To encourage / pioneer group travel , tours or excursions.
By: Weziwe Mahilihili
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Charmain Carrol Photography