Hi. I am Ellesbells.
I run nothing to display and others. check out the sites...


music  dj mix  Ethiopian  ethiopia  addis abeba  buhe studio  mikael seifu  

I’m getting my hair did like this.

albaso  qunano  hair style  hair  eritrea  ethiopia  

Town of Runners

I immigrated from Ethiopia when I was a lil’ chile.

Used to run like it was breathing. Stopped running when I got plonked the the good Catholic girls school in London.

15 years on and I am running again. And this documentary is also being made, looking forward to its release.

The producer is of no relation, Demissie is a surname more popular than I thought.

personally I think this image show say two amhara women since amharic is the language but wwhat do I know

Two Amharic women pose holding umbrellas to shade themselves, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1931 (autochrome), Moore, W. Robert (fl. 1930s) / National Geographic Image Collection  / The Bridgeman Art Library

africa  amhara women  ethiopia  vintage  
Who are you? A question of Identity.

This question is something that I have been trying to answer for myself for a long time and have been doing a lot of reading around the subject. While I have read published books I have also been reading the work of the general public, thanks to blogs and Facebook, and what I have found is that identity and the question of identifying oneself is a difficult, lonely, sometime violent journey.

I am currently reading On Identity by Amin Maalouf and it has helped me organise my thoughts regarding identity; its importance and its fluidity. I will be writing about identity and attempting to find, if possible, an identity that I am happy with.

I will also be working on a comic book idea(Our Long Story - working title), which I hope will answer some of my questions on my national identity as well as a cook book(Eat alicha). I shall also be working on my social business network idea(nothing to display- site yet to come but you can read the blog).

Come, read, and tell me what you think.