Black Girls Around The World is an online platform which aims to share the stories of Black girls across the diaspora. This week, we speak to France-based American artist Shirley Monestier Continue reading Shirley Monestier: “I have deep ties to the USA and France and I’m grateful to call them home”
South African teacher and aspiring writer Whitney Cele discusses her upbringing in Durban, dealing with racism and why she made the move to Taiwan Continue reading Whitney Cele: “I’ve had to work extremely hard to earn respect as a teacher in Taiwan”
“To be a Black woman today is to be one person but also a whole community.” Those were the words of Amna Ali, a Somali-Yemeni activist and entrepreneur from the UAE. Continue reading Amna Ali: “I want to give as much light and a platform to other Black Arabs”
Nigerian Australians make up one of the fastest-growing migrant groups in Australia, and 25-year-old pharmacist Funke Adesanya is one of the many contributing to the country’s growing economy and cultural diversity.
Continue reading Funke Adesanya: “Growing up, I was told I’m Australian – but I barely saw others that looked like me”
Although the presence of Africans in Colombia dates back to the 16th century, their descendants continue to face exclusion, marginalisation and discrimination – something that hairstylist and Colombian native Shirlene Malambo Luna can relate to.
Continue reading Shirlene Malambo Luna: “In Colombia, discriminatory acts are very frequent for people of Afro-descent”
Rukiya McNair decided to leave the United States in the search of a different way of living which has taken her to Thailand, Rwanda and now Tanzania. Continue reading Rukiya McNair on life in Tanzania: “I feel much safer and at ease here”
The image of Africa often projected by the western world is one that many consider misleading – and for Adeola Adeshina, this narrative had a massive impact on her self esteem which she had to overcome. Continue reading Adeola Adeshina: “Africa is the most diverse continent I’ve ever been to”
Many people tend to take advantage of the country they are born in. But for Nishantely Sint Jacoba, she takes nothing for granted and spends much of her time exploring the island of Curaçao where she was born and raised. Continue reading Nishantely Sint Jacoba talks Curaçao, confidence and COVID-19
“In Denmark, we are still at level 1 when it comes to having a real talk about this country’s colonial past and how to connect the dots to the systemic and institutional racism people of African descent and other minority groups experience here on an everyday basis.” Continue reading Nicole Frederiksen: “I’ve been on a long journey doing activism in the Afro-Danish community”
Not many people can say they’ve lived in two different continents while still in their early thirties – but for Kimberley Brown, she’s been fortunate to spend her childhood in her native country, Jamaica, grow up in London, UK and now she is forging a new path while living in Toronto, Canada. Continue reading Kimberley Brown: “Moving to Toronto meant stepping into a place of no control”