What I've Done
Abigail Ekue is a writer and photographer based in New York exploring the human experience of "being". She is a NATA Certified Athletic Trainer with a B.S. in Sport Sciences. Her health, fitness, diet & nutrition, wellness and food writing has been featured in AM New York, AskMen, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, NY Resident, LiveSTRONG and City Scoops Magazine.
Abigail Ekue is the author of the erotic short story collection, The Darker Side of Lust, in which she addresses adultery, religion, abuse, death, bisexuality and sexless marriages and Exhaust Pipes, a mini erotic story collection. Her erotic work is included in the anthology Best Womens' Erotica of the Year, Volume 2 and has been has been a "Wet Wednesdays" feature on Naked With Socks On. Abigail has shared selections from The Darker Side of Lust at various events: UrbanErotika as performer, producer and curator, ArteRotica, Abiola's Kiss and Tell Live Revue, Rachel Kramer Bussel's In The Flesh Erotic Reading series, Whore! Magazine Charity Benefit, Forbidden Kiss: The Erotica Series, Freak Nasty, Ravenous Nights Reading Series, Between The Covers, Inner Vibrations Book Reading and the Arts and Wellness Sanctuary Erotic Arts Salon in Washington DC, to name a few. Her erotic non-fiction has been published in Sensheant Magazine. Abigail facilitated an erotic writing workshop, "Her Erotic Words: Writing for the Sensual Self" at the Sensual Woman's Soiree hosted by ISIS Phoenix.
On her blog, Random Musings, Ekue tackles sex, dating, relationships, body image, current events, New York events, food and the creative process through personal essays, social commentaries and rants. She also runs an advice column, "Ask Abbie", where she offers her own brand of advice and insight on health, fitness, body image, sex and relationships. Her essays and event reports have also appeared on The Kitty Bradshaw, Sex Love Joy and Dangerous Lee.
Abigail Ekue has discussed sex, dating, body image, feminism and the creative process on VICE, TK in the AM, W Radio Colombia, Sirius XM, Madhouse TV, The Venus Revolution with THE American Hottentot, Conversations LIVE! with Cyrus Webb, The Marvell Gable Show, Spotlite Radio, Love, Sex and Hip Hop and The Comfort Zone. She has been quoted in Maxim Magazine, the NY Post, Clutch Magazine, SheKnows, and New York Spirit Magazine on sex, marriage, body image, pubic hair and naked yoga, respectively. You can find Abigail as one of 100 Black and Latino in the Black is Beautiful Documentary.
To start the dialogue about the fascination with Black women's natural hair, Abigail Ekue created the Don't Pet The Fro™ t-shirt. The original design went viral on Tumblr and many calls for having the warning sign on a t-shirt were answered. Her Don't Pet The Fro™ t-shirt has been featured on Rockin' it Napptural, The:nublk and The Natural Community.
As a photographer, Abigail Ekue portrays the emotions and beautiful nuances of everyday life. Her portraiture speaks to the voyeuristic tendencies in us all through her editorial photography. She accomplishes this while working with clients to bare all in front of her lens. She is driven by her passion for storytelling in her photography. Bare Men is her ongoing male nude photography series which also has an accompanying objet d'art photography book of the same name. Her first photo series, Man. Toy., debuted in a solo exhibit at the Body Archive Gallery in NY. Her photography has been exhibited Rising Waters 2.0. at the Museum of the City of New York, The Story of the Creative International Exhibit, #CreativesRising and included on the largest billboard in Times Square in New York during the See Me Takeover. She was the Grand Prize Winner of the BK Loves MJ photo competition judged by Spike Lee. In print and online, Abigail Ekue's photography has been featured in Time Out New York, The Huffington Post, The Naked and the Lens, Feigenblatt Magazine, Succulent Sexcraft, Erotic Review, GoNaked Magazine, Pleasurez Magazine, Mouth&Mouth Magazine, Corset Magazine, on ArtINFO, seriouseats, LiveFAST and Talk Drinks.
Ekue also promotes sex-positivity and positive body image through her modeling and photography, including self-portraits. Having worked with a number of photographers as an art nude model has resulted in features in David Michalek's Figure Studies, Moregasm: Babeland’s Guide to Mind-Blowing Sex and Portraits of Eve – a collection of semi-nude and nude portraits & essays by women of color (also as the cover model).