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’ve grown up reading History of Black african man and women as a failures and seeing it through the society and media they portray only Negativity and hode the truth. But I’ve realized that Everyone has Equal chances in success regardless Background, race, or religion. I’m Gonna use my Platform to make the difference. We are smart, Talented and Beautiful People. #representationmatters #ImAVisualActivist
The first thing to join this movement due to the presence of racism and lack of human rights in different organizations worldwide. The starting from the ground such as favouritism. So i will put my effort by using social networks, place of meeting, job areas etc to present this issue by educating and implementing the program in pratical way.
Actually I don't have a life experience but the blacks mindset is the one that moved me in. Am a model, some pictures am taking can have a visual explanation
As currently the world is facing main two disasters racism and COVID-19. Me as a content creator did some creations mostly targeting low life people against the Pandemic and also on Racism created some speaking images of blinded racism that is still occuring without our understanding.
It was during an exchange program where I heard the honest thoughts and misconceptions that some of the members had in that group. It may not be some of their faults but the media/channels in which they got the news from is what has fed them the lies, and this is happening worldwide. If we don't tell our stories the right way, most misconceptions will never fade.