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Women of the Lens: Opening Night Recap
3 weeks ago

Women of the Lens: Opening Night Recap

The inaugural edition of Women of The Lens, a UK-based film festival “created to showcase the work and challenge perceptions of black women and women of color in front of …
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My Afropolitan Diary: “Who Is You?”
1 year ago

My Afropolitan Diary: “Who Is You?”

“Who is you?” Chiron, of the critically acclaimed film Moonlight, was asked this by his peers, family, and most importantly himself throughout the entirety of the movie. Regardless …
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The Real Injustices in Caster’s Race
1 year ago

The Real Injustices in Caster’s Race

As a South African I am immensely proud of Caster Semenya but I’m also immensely proud of her as a fellow woman and as a fellow human being.


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Challenging Beauty Standards: Ng’endo Mukii’s Yellow Fever
3 years ago

Challenging Beauty Standards: Ng’endo Mukii’s Yellow Fever

Colorism is a problem that plagues women worldwide. In her recent mixed-media documentary, Yellow Fever, Kenyan filmmaker Ng’endo Mukii explores the effects of Eurocentric beauty standards on …
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Ruka:To braid/ to knit/ to weave
3 years ago

Ruka:To braid/ to knit/ to weave

Nontsikelelo Mutiti is a Zimbabwean-born artist and educator working across disciplines to produce work that occupies the forms of fine art, design, and social practice. Mutiti received a …
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Nappys de Babi: Natural hair is in style in Cote d’Ivoire
4 years ago

Nappys de Babi: Natural hair is in style in Cote d’Ivoire

The natural hair movement is slowly gaining popularity in Africa’s cosmopolitan circles. Nappys de Babi is an online community of Ivorian women celebrating the beauty of natural hair. …
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The Hair Revolution!
5 years ago

The Hair Revolution!

Ideologies, thoughts, images, or ideas that keep us from knowing who we are, being who we are, or even being who we want to be, constitute the modern …
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