Is all hope lost?! (No, you may not downgrade me… final part)

So what would they tell their younger selves if they had a chance?!
“I would tell myself at ages 5, 15 and 20 that I am fabulous the way I am” xxx

“Embrace your curves, fuck everyone who thinks you are fat.” Pandora Roa Brynildsen

“Girl you is popppiiin, dat melanin is poppin don’t worry. You got this!” Aeini Kutenbe

Viola is wearing a skirt from L’IMPERATRICE & L’HOMME (my brand).

So how do we change this ludicrous ideas of ourselves?!

1. Be your sister keeper, even when it doesn’t favor you! We must support our own in all ways, shapes and formats we can. White feminists must also acknowledge that even though the “enemy” is the same our struggles differs in ways crucial for them to voice out and not be offended by!

2. Be more critical of which (media) outlets you get your daily narrative from. “Now when I can choose my own media intake it really helps me.” /xxx

3. Choose your battles better/wiser and remember that just because you “woke af” everybody ain’t and there’s no shame in that either. “Bash the society that makes you believe that white is beautiful and not the person who can’t help they’ve been white washed.” /xxx

A perfect way to end this mini series about self love as a colored woman on women’s day is, according to me, by sharing this editorial that we made somewhat spontaneously a few weeks ago. My ego said I should practice what I preach and ask these magical ladies to join me and looking back at it I’m sure it was the perfect thing to do. We all represent different things yet we are the same. We are strong beautiful colored women who has overcome and shall keep overcoming anything in our way of loving, accepting and truly being ourselves!

Sue is wearing ISA FashionViola is wearing ISA Fashion & turban from GamPlus clothing
Quotes to reflect upon!
“I don’t need to conform to any standard of beauty, I would rather stress the fact that loving yourself in and out is key for standing tall.” Sue Chintu

“Typical white girl; blonde with straight hair and blue or green eyes.” /xxx

“My definition of beauty never settles it occurs in different places and in all people” Aeini Kutenbe

“Other people’s recognition is not relevant.” Bethlehem IsaakThis photo of Awa Touray (LeNoir agency) is taken by: Ariana Ghatan

I’m wearing GamPlus clothing

If you wish to know what my own answers to the questions I asked several women for this short series you can soon read it on my blog by clicking here.

The main photos in this post is taken by Amun-Re photography and was styled by me.

/Aysha Jones

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