Rachael / Person of Influence

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❀ Beauty
❀ Womens Empowerment
❀ Body Positivity
β–ΆContent Creator&Public Speaker
🌎 London,UK
πŸ’Œ ukafrolista@gmail.com
β†˜ latest youtube vid↙

https://youtu.be/KgKDrb-yvvo

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I don't know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, 'Well, if I'd known better I'd have done better,' that's all. So you say to people who you think you may have injured, 'I'm sorry,' and then you say to yourself, 'I'm sorry.' If we all hold on to the mistake, we can't see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can't see what we're capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one's own self. I think that young men and women are so caught by the way they see themselves. Now mind you. When a larger society sees them as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white or too poor or too fat or too thin or too sexual or too asexual, that's rough. But you can overcome that. The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don't have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach.
-Maya Angelou
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Ok Friday evening I attended FKA.Twigs Avant Garden launch party which focuses on natural hair,in particular braids expression and art. I was happy that something like this had been created as representation is always important!! Today I read on Twitter a few articles about FKA Twig's personal experience with colourism and I remembered I had vlogged her talk about it. When she was telling the story,I did roll my eyes😩 ....this reminded me of the film 'light girls' 
I understand personal experiences are valid... I understand a lot of mixed raced (wht/blk) girls grew up with white mothers who didn't understand how to do their hair. I understand the experience of trying to identify with black culture and feeling left out of it,if you never were exposed to it...I completely understand and these experiences are valid. I understand my privilege of having a lighter skin tone and looser texture hair...BUT

The problem I have...is when these stories are told and labelled as 'colourism'.... erm...no sis... Colourism is the oppression or discrimination of dark skinned people of an ethnic group 
Someone calling you 'wash n go' isn't offensive and can never be compared to dark skinned black women being called 'nappy headed hoes' 'dark as night'...and more disgusting terms.

When did 'wash n go' become offensive?

Please share your thoughts....
I found a lump in my breasts two years ago and I went into panic mode because my nan had been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. Praise God it was benign
I inspect my breasts on a regular basis because its important. Alot of us don't and we should. Breast cancer doesn't come in just a lump,there are so many other ways of detection. 
My nan passed on earlier this year and it made me so more aware for life and also my health. 
Its Breast Cancer Awareness month. Become more aware of your breasts please πŸ’–

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