Goddess Complex

Goddess Complex

My friend, photographer Sheleka Laseter, has mastered the art of empowering women.

With her "Goddess" series, she took 18 women and forced them to embody a goddess not only in dress, but in personality and style. You can check out the entire series on her blog here

I'm honored to feature a small snippet of her wonderful work and all the goddesses involved, try not to fall under their spell!

Amaterasu

The celestial sun goddess, ruler of the sky.

Sheleka

Èriu

Goddess of Ireland, a warrior capable of changing shape from girl to hag and into birds and animals.

Valerie

Sedna

The mother of the sea; she is the Inuit goddess of the deep ocean and the Underworld.

Cherita

Tozi

The mother of the gods; she is the personification of all aspects of nature. She rules over healing and sweat baths.

Shayra

Isis & Nephthys

Egyptian goddesses and sisters that represent day & night, life & death, and growth & decay.

Jazmin & Brittany

Ma'at

The ancient Egyptian goddess of cosmic order; she is the concept of truth, balance, morality, and justice.

Lea

Ananke

The Greek goddess of destiny; she is the most powerful dictator of fate & all circumstances.

Krystal

Oyá

The Yaruba goddess of the wind, fire, and the thunderbolt; she represents female power.

Keiani

Wohpe

The Lakota goddess of peace and harmony.

Jasmine C.

Shun

The mother of African sweet waters; she is the essence of love, sweetness, and good cheer.

Jasmine P.

Arduinna 

The Celtic goddess of the forest and the hunt.

Abreonia

Xochiquetzal

The goddess of fertility, beauty, and female sexual power.

Marianna

Bastet

The Egyptian goddess of cats, protection, joy & love.

Sarolyn 

Mawu

The supreme goddess of the Fon people; she is the moon who brings cooler temperatures to the African world.

Jasmine S.

Chaotic

The goddess of the family hearth & volcanoes.

Jaala

Erato

The muse of lyric, romantic, and erotic poetry

Brittanie

Aranyani

The goddess of woodlands; the guardian spirit of animals.

K'Tari

Laima

The Latvian goddess of destiny, luck, and happiness.

Kashunti


Sheleka's series taught each of the women involved, including myself, that you don't have to be dressed as a goddess to embody one. We are goddesses everyday when we carry ourselves as such, and spread positive vibes along the way.

Hope you enjoyed! 

xoxo, kryss