The women shall lead: lessons from Wakanda.   

There is no doubt that Marvel’s black panther is a great movie. With over 1 billion dollars in box office revenue, it has become a cultural phenomenon among people of African descent across the globe. The representation of different African cultures was breathtaking and extensive research was done by the costume and production designers (Ruth Carter…… Continue reading The women shall lead: lessons from Wakanda.   

H&M ad and the importance of context

Clothing company H&M received many criticisms from people all over the world including famous celebrities over the seemingly racist advertisement they posted on their website selling boys’ hoodies.  Many others have disputed the criticisms and reactions by claiming that black people are overly sensitive about the issue and have over interpreted the writing on the…… Continue reading H&M ad and the importance of context

A little contribution to the “afrosphere”

As an avid blog reader, I came across an interesting post in one of my favourite blogs MsAfropolitan on why African women should blog . Our stories are often missing in mainstream media, told from outsiders’ perspectives and often reduced into single narratives.  Over the past decade, African women have been actively challenging negative stereotypes…… Continue reading A little contribution to the “afrosphere”