All the orchids are fine explores notions of identity, intimacy, and womxnhood, within the context of mixed immigrant-American family life. It is based on my lived experience, as a Xhosa, Filipinx, and Black woman in America, existing at the intersection of multiple racial and cultural identities.
I investigate and negotiate my place as a Blasian womxn within a complex family heritage, one of nuances and layers that are not attributed to the mainstream narratives of Black and womxn-of-color immigrants in the U.S.
I am creating an autonomous and empowered space to express identity while creating a visual narrative reflective of my experience. At the same time, I am placing African and Asian American narratives in conversation with each other, using my own story as the site of examination.