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Progressive Love

Chantelle Croeser and Wanya Andrews share a love representative of Millennial acceptance. Their relationship does away with society’s gender binaries. They represent a queer relationship as well as an interracial one, in a mainly heterosexual, white, cis-gendered society. They represent the future, where acceptance is the order of the day.

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Wanya meeting Chantelle. Wanya travels from Paarl to Stellenbosch once a week to visit Chantelle, even though Wanya hates the town.
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Chantelle and Wanya recover from a hangover in the Neelsie student centre. Wanya has a permanent skin condition known as Vitiligo. It’s characterised by patches of skin losing their pigment. 
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Wanya and Chantelle driving around Stellenbosch. “She hates when I tell her how to drive,” laughs Wanya, “but she’s actually a good driver.”
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The couple outside Chantelle’s residence in Stellenbosch. They both encompass masculine and feminine identities that complement each other perfectly. 
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Wanya and Chantelle ignoring the messy kitchen. You can see the affection in their eyes. They both strongly exhibit an unconditional love even though they live in a society grounded in hostility and judgement.
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The couple walking to Chantelle’s residence. Their love inspires a confidence to disregard harmful concepts such as race, gender, sexuality, etc. Unconditional love is incredibly important in this society.
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