My life's journey started in tyranny, exiled by a form of racial cleansing, fleeing my motherland through stormy seas to safety in unknown developed continents. I rebelled against the odds and adversity to discover a life rich in beauty, a heart and soul which is free-spirited and meaningful - filled with creativity, female sensuality, food, travel and fabulous people that dare to be different.
This blog is about personal growth through rebellion from negativity, sex-positive + Lifestyle redesign. I share knowledge and positive inspiration on becoming the person deep within you.
Before we begin I would like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout the years, I can not express the love and appreciation I feel, expressing my emotions with words has never been my strongest point, you may not know but I am dyslexic and a selective mute, the best way I can convey my thoughts is through the visual work I produce.
Today, Sunday 8th September 2019, is the first year anniversary of my near death experience of drowning, I am forever grateful and blessed to be alive, I want to share with you my love through visuals.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Maya Liyer xo
Where it all began...
My relationship with leather began at the age of eight, after my father returned home from an East London flea market having bought himself a vintage leather cap. I remember nervously sneaking it into my room and carefully placing it on my head and pushing my dark, silky hair away from my youthful angelic face whilst striking a variety of fashion poses in the mirror. As I tilted it at an angle the person staring back whispered, "You are beautiful". At no time before had these very words been uttered by this eight year old child, something clicked and she never looked back.
My journey so far has been both thought provoking and inspiring, venturing into the history of art, dark alternative arts, performance art, fashion, film making and production, photography, travel and the sub cultures of the London alternative scene and beyond. Through sharing my thoughts and experiences I hope to encourage and inspire other like minded individuals to explore and express themselves in a safe environment without stigmatisation, negative judgement and harm. I am always looking to collaborate and work with like minded people, so please to get in touch and lets discuss a project.