*All photographs by me.
A Zambian friend once called me ‘Kanyoni’, a Nyanja word meaning ‘little bird’.
Birds are such symbolic creatures, their capacity for flight and the enormous effort it demands making them representatives of freedom, determination, and the unexpected strength of endurance.
Their songs symbolise ideas and the medicine inherent in finding our individual voices and letting them be heard. Their beauty speaks to the diversity of cultures, creatures and identities sharing this world.
Eastern Yellow Robin (left) & Eastern Spinebill (right)
Each one of us is our own kind of bird, rabbit, cactus, mountain, river, cloud…dreaming ourselves into existence through shared encounters, collaborations, and realisations.
We are little birds, and we are dreaming.