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Who Am I ?

ABIGAIL EKUE

June 2011

1: Who am I?

I’m a writer and photographer. I’m a provocateur. I’m a muser.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I write about health, fitness, nutrition, food, sex, dating, relationships, health and the future Planet of the Apes. I tackle these issues in fiction, creative non-fiction, and personal essays. I’m also a photographer who takes candid portraits, and lots of self-portraits.

I’m currently working on building my portfolio, gaining writing, editing, and photography clientele and blogging. I’m also finding that balance of creating art that’s paid work, and finishing my novel. Oh yeah, there are also a few more books and photo exhibits in my future.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

I’m from New York and I’m going to Paris. I’m also going to Italy, the Masai Mara, South Africa, Rio, Thailand…

4: Who is your biggest hero?

Anyone who takes the plunge and travel. Expats especially. They’ve had the opportunity and balls to do it. That includes my parents.

5: What book is your bible?

I don’t have just one go-to book. I refer back to any book that left a mark on me, taught me something new.

6: What are some things you love?  And some things you hate?

I strongly dislike laziness, incompetence, and dishonesty. I love to catch people in lies. I love food. The process of cooking, eating, and sometimes eliminating even feels great. I love to work up a sweat. Does wonders for my mood and skin. The post-workout shower is the best shower you can take. I love the sun. A lot. I love to meet new people. I love to flirt. I love to laugh.

7: What is your raison d’être?

To create. To learn and tell the human story. I’m here to force you think, really look within yourself, accept your faults, push yourself, be uncomfortable.

8: What is your favorite color?

Red. They say it’s a power color. I believe it. I feel powerful when I wear it. And sexy. Sexy is power, isn’t it?

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

I’ve never read comic books. All I know is from screen adaptations or cartoons. I’d have to know more about their story–how they became a superhero, whose death are they avenging? That being said, Batman has brooding sex appeal but would probably never truly open up in a relationship. Spiderman’s flexibility is a plus. I have a friend who is a real-life Spiderman–looked great under the suit too. Superman may be super but I get the feeling I’d be teaching him things a man should already know, you know? I loved “The Incredibles”–do they count?

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

I don’t like NYC hot spots because they’re “hot”. I like the hidden gems, a place I can go and feel comfortable, imbibe, eat delicious food, have a conversation if I’m so inclined, people-watch or totally escape, if need be.

11: What turns you on?

One thing that turns on is music. The right amount of bass will arouse me. Firemen. Anyone who can bake from scratch. Wit turns me on. Comfort turns me on.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

Which of your ex’s quirks did you like the most?

Abigail Ekue encompasses the inner workings of the human body and psyche in her fiction and non-fiction; she explores the human experience of “being” and the body—health, fitness, nutrition, psychology, emotions, relationships, and sex. She is the author of “The Darker Side of Lust”, an erotic short story collection. If you’ve read any of Abigail’s work and found yourself nodding or furrowing your brow, laughing, or felt like you’ve been kicked in the gut, tell her.

As a photographer, Abigail portrays the emotions and beautiful nuances of everyday life. Her portraiture speaks to the voyeuristic tendencies in us all. She is driven by her passion for storytelling in her photography. Her images are all shot as a part of photo essays, yet she works to ensure each photo can stand on its own. Before photographing people, she had her first solo photo exhibit, “Man. Toy.”, featuring dildos. Abigail has also worked with a number of photographers as an art and nude model to promote positive body image, sensuality, and a sex-positive attitude.

LINKS:

Abigail Ekue Website

Randommusings.abigailekue.com

Twitter.com@abigailwrites

Overseen by Jillian Mercado

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography by  Abigail Ekue

Design by Jillian Mercado

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Caption:

Abigail Ekue self-portrait, 2011, Photography by  Abigail Ekue

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