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So, the other day, I was watching The Real on BET and on set walked Deddeh Howard, a beautiful black model I have been following on Social Media since the start of the year. She spoke to the hosts about her Black Mirror project and its essence. she had been rejected repeatedly by modelling agencies because she was so dark skinned. She affirmed that the agencies acknowledged her beauty but also stated that they had enough black models, which in fact were just a couple.
In collaboration with her partner, she decided to do something about it by recreating some of the biggest AD campaigns featuring white supermodels, with herself striking the exact same post in same clothes. For me, this was incredibly inspiring, as she sought to change the narrative by acting instead of complaining. Today, she’s on BBC, Good Morning America and other stations to discuss the issue. With her permission, I share her blog post and images on the project.
The Oyinsans are multi-talented family whom I had observed for years (especially Titi, been stalking her since Unilag Days) . Their story remains an inspiration to many of us, its the journey one of a family’s unity in taking the future together. And what better time to interview a family than Christmas huh?! Pls enjoy.
Our food blogger friend, Bolla Bello, is at it again! Here’s another way to enjoy your garri. Pls let us know what you think.
Wana Udobong is a Journalist, Writer, Poet, Filmmaker, Curator and an amazing person! I caught up with her recently for an inteview about her journey, hosting Sharing Life’s Issues on radio and so much more. Pls enjoy.
The God In Real Life Conference which held on Monday, December 5, 2016 was time well-spent. In a world that’s most difficult and full of hustle and bustle, it was indeed an atmosphere to renew our minds, refresh our spirits and recharge our batteries.
It was an intimate and heartfelt gathering of women of various age groups, a forum to re-connect with God via worship, discussions and small group interactions. Subjects of God’s love, acceptance by and intimacy with God as well as self worth, social media effects on us were discussed.