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Throwback Thursday: The Civilizer

Original 2008; Revised 2018 Hello. Have you ever felt that your life was savage, barbaric, less than ideal? Tired of living close with the earth? Bored of your rich, oral traditions? Suddenly doubting the validity of the herbal knowledge that’s served your community for hundreds of years? Fed up with the symbiotic relationship of humans, […]

Fresh Friday: By Tooth and Claw

For Luka When Bear came to me in a dream, I felt alone in the world and abandoned by Creator Her form seemed like a hulking threat A silent judgement Yet she waited till I approached Night after night year after year She was my strength and my balm To my tears and aches my […]

Scars

Throwback Thursday: Scars

Image Description: A black-and-white ink drawing of an eye with dark sclera emerging out of a wound with three stitches on either side. The word “SCARS” is superimposed on top and faded, with Lukayo’s signature in English and basahan/baybayin under the “R” and “S” of the word “SCARS”. Content Warning: allusions to death, sexual assault, […]

Fresh Friday: A Litany of Things That Were Never Yours For The Taking

Content Warning: Sexual assault, franchise colonialism, settler colonialism, anti-Black racism, cisgenderism/transphobia, misogyny, femmephobia Image description: A photograph taken by Lukayo Estrella of the Mayon Volcano, with coconut trees and lush jungle in the foreground. The text over the photograph reads: “A Litany of Things That Were Never Yours For the Taking” and “patreon.com/lukayo“. A Litany […]

Throwback Thursday: Self-Portrait

[Image Description: A black-and-white self-portrait of Lukayo wearing a baseball cap and shirt that is falling off one shoulder to reveal the strap of an under-shirt. They have long hair on one side. Half of their face has facial hair, and the other half is shaved. The drawing has the word “SELF-PORTRAIT” at the top, […]

Fresh Friday: Niyog

Image Description: A black-and-white ink drawing of a coconut tree. The roots of the tree are entwined with a giant humanoid skull and a skeleton of a serpentine creature with wings. The word NIYOG is off-centre, with the “I” being represented by the trunk of the coconut tree. At the top left corner is Lukayo’s […]