SO WHAT I QUIT.

A very wise woman by the name of  Maya Angelou once said, “IF you don’t like something, change it, if you can’t change it, change your attitude.” At the age of 19, I became a store Administrator/People’s manager in one of the largest fast food chain company in the world- McDonald’s . Fast forward to…

I WANT SURGERY. I WILL GET THAT SURGERY.

I want surgery, I will get surgery. As I child growing up, as young as year 6 (yes you read correctly) getting breast reduction was always on my mind, and as I started to get older it became one of my biggest insecurity. The size of my breast was always problematic for me, it was…

I WISH I LOOKED LIKE HER

  IF ONLY I LOOKED LIKE HER….I WOULD LOVE MYSELF BETTER. It is without a doubt that the manifestation and expression of body shame within print media and television has made it increasingly difficult for women to accept themselves. Women are perpetually put under pressure to fit into post feminist body image that is reinforced…

COLORISM: A CRITICAL REVIEW OF DARK SKIN VS LIGHT SKIN REPRESENTATION

in slaves vs the dark skin slaves” (Willie Lynch 1712), the idea that the fairer your skin the more you are desired and accepted has had negative effect on the black communities for centuries now. Colorism was systematically implemented as a tool used in maintaining control over slaves and also bringing division and distrust amongst…

ARE YOU REALLY FINE?

I’m fine, thanks.  But what I really want to say but I am not really saying is that no, I am not fine. I feel :  Like my heart is torn to pieces and I feel defeated I feel rejected  and on the verge of tears I feel worthless and unable At times we put so much…