Treat Others The Way You Want To Be Treated – Black Lives Matter Too

African, America, Racism, Uncategorized

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Hello and welcome. The past few weeks has been quite hard for me to put into words. It has been difficult because being treated differently because of our skin colour is something that I have had to live with for as long as I can remember.

Even when travelling at times I  experience that. I have tried to cover it up with such things as blogging and making YouTube videos. This all includes the fear of losing a job or not having your contract renewed as well as an internal position you applied for being given to someone else leaving you wondering if you will ever find a job and being told you are unprofessional when you stick up for yourself.

This is a daily thing. My frustration is I did really well covering it up and what is happening now is forcing me to revisit all the terrible experiences I have done so well at covering up with hobby and other things.

Prior to this was videos of the Chinese authorities treating african in China with no respect and even making it seem like we brought about corona virus whereas the truth really is that it started from Wuhan. In addition to posters saying blacks are not allowed in a Mcdonalds restaurant and if you see any to call the police. This type of ignorance is beyond me. 🤷🏿‍♀️

To be born black is not a choice I made but would not change it for a thing. Racist individuals will never have a peace of mind. As a Christian I rest and depend on God and thus have peace of mind although at times I get angry there’s one thing that is inivetable which is death, regardless of whatever race you are. You will meet the creator whether you like it or not or believe it or don’t and answer for yourself.

Rest in peace George Floyd 🕊️

Rest in peace Ahmaud Aubrey 🕊️

Rest in peace Breanna Taylor 🕊️

Until next time, keep safe and “treat others the way you want to be treated”.

#HappySunday

Iryn

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Introducing the fabrics

African, African Fashion, Ankara style, Fashion, Sewing

Hello and welcome. In this post I will be introducing the fabrics I am currently working with. I recently went to Ghana and got myself a few fabric from woodin; I also have fabrics gifted to me from woodin. These fabrics are of good quality and beautiful patterns. In addition to the woodin, I have also bought other fabrics such as scuba and silk charmeuse from ebay which will be turned into a skirt or dress soon.

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I am very happy with what I am working on at the moment although it’s taking longer than it should. I will have to try and stay focus and finish at least one. I am such a perfectionist that, before I cut the fabric I would have investigated and researched to ensure I do not waste the fabric. So please bare with me and in due time I will reveal what I have completed.

Until next time, I am sewing my way through.

Iryn
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Brown Skin Girl

Africa, African, Culture, Makeup, Skin Care, Social, TeamNatural, Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to my blog. I hope Beyoncé doesn’t mind me taking her shine for 5 seconds. I’m very excited about this particular poster and thought to make one for myself 😂 but I tried.

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With that being said the track brown skin girl on the sound track is giving a voice to all the brown and dark skin girls out there that we are beautiful. Over and over again we have the media in particular favouring individuals with light skin over the darker ones and to make it worse some of our own men making jokes about us. 🤦🏾‍♀️ Hence why it’s called “Brown skin girl”.

I just read an article where the young princess in a cartoon forfeited her beauty to see the Prince and with her being white in complexion, the creater of the cartoon thought it was wise to turn the princess dark and with blemishes as a sign of uglyness.

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This is 2019 and slowly this is being fed to children and minors that if your are brown or any darker you are not considered beautiful but rather ugly. Why is this dangerous? Well it is because some people are using some harmful chemicals to lighten their skin colour. These chemicals have permanently damaged their skin and others have to be hospitalised.

In addition to Africa, other continent are partial to light skin individuals and are given more opportunities than the darker skin tones individuals. This I believe started during the slave trade where Africans were seen as not of any value. The curves of our body and versitility of our hair was frown upon and the only way to not exhit what is beautiful is indoctrination. “You must look like your masters” even if it will kill you.

A person’s intelligence and creativity is never dependent on the colour of their skin but rather the mind and vision. Let’s lift each other up in encouragement rather than tear ourselves down for something we had no power over.

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I won’t apologise for being brown skin although the struggle is real and if I must confess sometimes I feel like screaming “It’s not my fault I was born dark skin” albeit I won’t change it for a thing. It is a struggle but a struggle that is moulding me for the better.

Young girl reading this, you are beautiful the way you are. You are moulded by God’s very own hands and He paid a high price for you so please do not sell yourself short.

Until next time, love the skin you are in and remember that God made you beautiful too.

Iryn
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