I AM COMPLEX, I AM MULTICULTURAL, I AM PROUD

I am an unique soul the world defines its identity. It forces me to choose between my blackness or my whiteness. For the white eyes I am black; for the black eyes I am either “mixed” or not black. Through my journey, I learned how to embrace my own DNA, my features, my cultures and roots.

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The souls that fade away in the sea

The devastating “crisis of humanity” that is spreading throughout the European Union has turned the Mediterranean into a wet cemetery for those who embark themselves on poorly manufactured boats to make their way to the Spanish, Italian and Greek coasts. The southern border of Spain is still the desire of many migrants to make their way to Europe, the “land of opportunities”.

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Worshiping womanhood

I celebrate my condition as woman everyday of my life. I see my sisters shining and fighting everyday for equality. I see pain, anger, and strength in their eyes, hands and moves. I praise these warriors as my day to day inspiration.

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Ode to my roots

The rivers of Africa run in my veins. The rhythm of its music shakes my legs. The sun above Virunga glows on my face. Cocoa and Shea butter protect my soul’s vase. From Togo to Congo, this is the trace for many years of migrations before I was created. I am daughter of Nigeria, of Ògún and Ọ̀ṣun. I don’t fear blows because I am a warrior like Queen Amina who for reign was born. I am a child of Africa with honor, therefore, no one will lower my banner.

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PREFACE

After 25 years I finally discovered my African heritage which it is taking me through an intense and nourishing journey where I am meeting myself and understanding race and gender relations. Welcome to the Chapter one of my life: Awareness

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Cultural imperialism and globalization

The western countries and the United States occupied the power of the world economy more than four centuries ago, thus provoking the control of world culture and the mass media. As we have seen, the media is a business shaped by economic and political decisions, which goes beyond just sharing culture worldwide, but to acquire more users, viewers, and listeners.

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