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5 women POC creatives to follow on Instagram right now

Image: @shelleymokoena/Instagram
Image: @shelleymokoena/Instagram

This Women’s Month, we’re all about showcasing exceptional female talent in every form. And one area in which women continue to shine is in the creative industry. From fashion design and photography to art and content creation, we love seeing their visions come to life through their Instagram pages. If you need some inspo to help get your creative juices flowing, here are 5 women POC creatives you should follow right now:

@thandiwe_muriu

Photographer Thandiwe Muriu hails from Nairobi, Kenya. She is known for her portrait photography that incorporates her unique aesthetic blending Africa’s vibrant mix of colours, cultures and people. Her signature style is colourful, clean, and bold, and at the heart of her work, tackles important issues such as gender identity and self-perception.

@bee_diamondhead

Fashion stylist Bee Diamondhead is an established figure in the game. The South African native has worked with international brands including adidas, H&M and Puma, and local brands such as Woolworths. She brings a futuristic, African, urban aesthetic to all of her shoots, and is committed to showcasing homegrown talent.

@shellymokoena

Shelly Mokoena is a fashion and interior designer to watch. As the founder of women’s wear brand Connade, her style is bold yet understated. She serves us luxury content with monochromatic looks and lifestyle shots - and we just can’t seem to look away.

@lindiwedim

Model, actress and creative Chinwendu Dimonyejiaku is an all-round It-girl. From her striking makeup and hair looks to grungy street style, we love seeing her career journey to the top.

@palesakgasane

Palesa Kgasane is a multimedia creative and fashion enthusiast. Her page is filled with simplistic, neutral and Afro-centric-inspired imagery. Her style? Laid-back and effortlessly elegant and cool. We also enjoy following her day-to-day content - from trendy eateries to art galleries and OOTDs.

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