hyper pigmentation is such a bitch tho like the top half of my face is easily two shades lighter than my jaw area. it’s evened out more lately but it’s still annoyingly obvious. i color correct with an orange concealer on the darker parts of my skin in order to balance out the darkness and i don’t…
The struggle is real
Cameroonian photographer Mbeng Ngassa aka @mbengmbeng has a passion for creating which he actively expresses through various mediums. He was drawn into photography at 16 when he converted his bedroom into a makeshift darkroom. After a long career as a programmer and designer in the advertising industry he quit to pursue his love for photography and film.
He attended The Los Angeles Film school in 2008 where he majored in Cinematography, Directing, Editing and minored in Sound Design. After film school he travelled for few years and is now based in Cameroon, and visits the UK and USA regularly.
I think the concept of virginity was created by men who thought their penises were so important it changes who a woman is.
realist shit I have ever read.
Melinda Ozongwu discusses the growing disparity between our parents ideal career paths and the choices our generation of creatives are making.
“In Africa there is still a very archaic scale of achievement that is being used to measure success. You don’t have to be a good doctor, you don’t have to be a practicing lawyer, you don’t have to graduate with good grades; just get the degree and the title so I can tell my friends and they can tell their friends, and you will be someone.”
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Many creative Afropolitans, on the continent and abroad, can relate to this. What has your journey been like? Share you story in the comments below.
This is the funniest natural hair video I have ever seen in my life. There are so many twists and turns. I never knew what this girl was going to say or do. Oh my god.
OH MY GOD
her west african accent oh my god
I love headwraps….can you tell? #headwraps #naturalhair
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I’ve got 99 problems and they’re all because I procrastinate.
Sometimes at night I suddenly become aware of all the things I’m missing out on right now, and all the people who I’m not close to anymore, and all of the good times that will never happen again, and all the people who meant the world to me who have forgotten about me forever, and I get this awful feeling that’s kind of like a mix between loneliness and nostalgia.
Michael Jackson’s medical records from January 1984 show that he had recently been diagnosed with discoid lupus.
Discoid lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body fights against itself, and Jackson’s expressed itself in hair loss, scalp infections, pleurisy in his lungs, skin rashes, skin lesions, joint pain and it would seem his vitiligo was also an expression of his lupus. Vitiligo is a common side autoimmune disease to many sufferers of lupus.
So when people tell you that Michael Jackson bleached himself into his vitiligo, ask them how he managed to get his medical records from 1984 to reflect that he had been suffering from a more severe form of autoimmune disease all along, and if he faked his vitiligo, did he also fake his lupus back then to the extent he had to take medication to ensure his pleurisy wouldn’t return, medication to stem the hair and skin issues, and also that he was already seeing a rhuematologist for joint issues all the way back then, during the height of his fame?
At some point people need to accept that they were very very wrong about him.
This is SO timely, thank you!!!