The Black Mirror: A Black Model stands up for Diversity

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.

Enjoy.

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Chicken Stir Fry …Spice up your noodles even more…

Our fun food blogger/contributor  is back. Enjoy.

 

Bola  Bello  is a self-driven Digital Content Strategist with proficiency on Social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google +, Vine, Snapchat), Blogger, WordPress, & Mailchimp. She is also a food blogger and photographer, Oh yes, she edits videos and designs her own creatives.   Shoot her an email – bollbell@gmail.com or visit her blog www.bollabello.com. You can also find her on Instagram @bollabello @bollaskitchen;on Youtube; Bollaskitchen

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‘The Intern’ movie & my random reflections.

I recently saw the ‘’Intern’ movie and I liked it. Why? It subtly underscores  some issues and themes I’ve been obsessed with over the years: Age and Experience, Life/Career Transition, Entrepreneurship, Image, Attitude, Modern day realities and the opportunities therein, how the today’s realities affect the family and the list goes on. In fact, I’m watching the movie as as I type, pausing repeatedly so I can document my random but insightful thoughts inspired by the movie.

First of all, I do not think we maximize the existence of the elderly among us, at all. They carry with them, decades upon decades of priceless wisdom and truckloads of hindsight. Many things they see us stumble through, they have managed through themselves long ago. They must find it pretty amusing watching these young people fascinated with the devices in their hands, who think stuff that happened decades ago, do not apply to them. We forget that everything that is, has happened before, one way or another, the level of sophistication is just what’s different. Three Yoruba proverbs  make this point; they are translated below.

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