just like me

Posted: 9th September 2012 by admin in Uncategorized

So, when some time in my late teens, I stumbled into the realisation that the majority of my heroes were not heroines, and that fewer still shared my ethnic origins, for a while I was angry. I was angry with the industry for the limited diet they’d been serving me all my life and angry with myself for accepting and enjoying it. Then I started thinking of the adverts I’d seen ever since I started going to boarding school in East & Southern Africa. The majority of the models were black (okay, so many of them were advertising skin lighteners and hair relaxers – but still) …read more

  1. Anonymous says:

    Never thought about that but I couldn’t agree more.