As a celebrated artist from East Africa with great notoriety and a strong social media presence, I come across people in my comment session who question my descent/background especially from 'westerners'. What sometimes looks like a compliment but a stab to my pride as an African. " You look very handsome or fine, are you a black American? " My issue with this is, must I be black American to be look handsome?? It is very stereotypical, that is why I accepted to be a part of a movement that champions such a course.
I'm proud of my heritage because It gives a clearer picture to my journey in life.
Biggest misconception people haveThe biggest misconception people have has to do what is termed as beautiful or nice, beauty is relative and must be approached like that. Either than letting 'some' people or the media control its narrative.
Why do you think Diversity matters?Diversity matters because it is the bedrock of Humanity. It is the very foundation of our existence, and like a building, once its foundation is strong it can withstand any storm.