Dark Skin black women of the mahogany variety are constantly being demonized .And are having there feminine stripped away. They are regularly presented as androgyny , as more masculine then there fair skin sisters. Its a very damaging and dehumanize for black women .Its continue of what was happening under colonization and slavery .That black people were class as half human.
This is Sudenese model Alek Wek below and here is a disgusting photo which stinks of racism.Why are dark skin black women nearly always present as over masculine, why is dark skin black woman photography with devil horns all the way down her body?
When fair skin black women like Beyonce are celebrated. Its like the closer your are to white the more human your presented.Photos like these, brainwash people into using brutal behave towards black women It makes white people scared of dark skin black women especially.
Grace Jones in the 80s was presented the same was , as to say she less attractive then a medium brown skin black women like Kelly Rowland.
Dark skin black women seems to be photography to make them look scary, dark & sinister. Look at how Mel Brown was named Scary Spice just over hair.But in contrast look at how a white woman like Sinead O Connor ,when has she been portray as masculine, just because she has a bald head? Racism can be very convert , people.
A dark skin Black women feminine is always questioned, as to say she lacks it compare to light skin women.I am fed up of the subtle racism at play here .The question prose by Sojourner Truth proposed Aint I women ? Is as relevant today , as it was for her. There are people celebrating the Black Panther Movie but not asking how many times do we have to see dark skin bald head black women presented as masculine and wonder why black women are killed at the hands of white police officers.
Just my thoughts folks please share on social media and comment..
I’ve had my Nikon D5100 since 2014 , its take me a long time to get use too it. And I am still learning how to use it. But I am upset ,as Nikon has changed there lens and the new AP lens aren’t compatible with my old D5100 Camera. There only compatible with three Nikon DSLR cameras: D3300, D5300 and D5500. I regret buying this camera to be honest ,I wish I would have brought Canon instead.
Nikon lens are also more expensive then Canon. Nikon a brand for someone with a lot of cash to burn. Not a mature student like me on a limited budget. I think its time to switch to Canon. I would like to get the Canon 700d or 750.
I would also like to get a mirrorless camera like Canon M10 because its got pop up screen and changeable lens .It would be a great vlogging camera.I would also like to get some different lens to take more photos with.This is my Wish list is 50mm lens , 55-200mm .
Its so important to be proud of where you come from ,especially if your of African descent. The way Africans are demonized in the media is disgusting.But today was one of those days when I said Fuck western beaut standards.I am doing me 360 days a year.This headscarf inspired by the Fulani and Tuareg women of Niger.Team Africa
Why is it so hard for the west to understand that its wealth is built on the back of Africans pain ,suffering and wealth.Its time to celebrate diverse of Africa and not just western European Caucasian beauty .FYBStandards.
Pretty in pink ,baby pink viscose scarf, what to do with the hair.
I love Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara fashion sense so many colours ,she may fashion role model
I have been celebrating my African heritage lately.And plain fed up of plain colours and patterns that the clothes that I found on the high street come in. I have come across some beautiful pieces in Asian and African shops. As well as online. Here what I want for my wardrobe.In time for my African holidays
Made of 100 % cotton and come in a vary of colours, some Massai leather sandals
Maasai are know for wearing bright clothes,just like the west african prints .Bright colours are everywhere
I want all the clothes and all these items. What on you clothes fashion wish list ?please comment and share on social media.Love Betty
Lately I have been taping into my African roots more .I am getting fed up of Western fashion.I am fed up of not finding my size in Primark and other high street shops .I am fed up of having to lose weight to fit into clothes. So when these African Dashiki Print Dresses and pant suits pop up. I put it on my fashion must have items list straight away. I have seen these online in Youtube videos, blogs and everyone seem to be wearing them.Men and women.
They seems to come in all shapes, sizes and colours. The Dashiki shirts one will allow me to eat my pounded yam and Afia Efere soup (Efik White soup) .Without me passing out because I cant breathe after dinner in my tight western clothing. That’s the beauty of bagging African style clothing ,you can still look beautiful and fashionable while being comfortable.
Here’s the Dashiki Pants suits
What you think people would you wear these ? Please comment , share on social media and subscribe .
I have decided to review my Nikon D5100 DSLR camera.Which I have had since 2014 .I have only started using it in the last year as I couldn’t work out how to get live view on it. I managed to work it out and how to put it on live view and I’ve started filming with it. I was grey dark patchy colour on the normal setting so I had to switch the setting to vivid ,so the camera would pick up the colour of my skin properly.I would recommend that setting for Dark skin people on this camera. I also fiddled about with the contrast and Saturation to improve the video. Its a lot better.
But I still can’t say the Nikon D5100 camera films dark skin well,in low light setting as far as I can see.The video below was film at night in my kitchen,when all the kitchen lights were on the normal standard setting.Its doesnt seem to pick up dark skin well and isnt focusing very well on my dark skin.
Even though on heartifb.com a independent blogger website, says this camera cope well in low light conditions.
They should have said for folks with light skin e.g Caucasian skin. If you are of the chocolate variety like me, you will notice you will appear like a bit of a bloop of darkness on the video.Shadows appear on your skin,like you have complexion problems,that you don’t have.Even if you film with the lights on. Banging my head against a brick wall.
I had to put a spot light on my face just to film my next YouTube Vlog reviewing DuduOsun Black Soap and I ‘m still not happy.The video just not sharp enough.
I only have one lens but I will just have to keep playing with camera settings to see if I can improve the sharpness of the video. I personally think Nikon DSLR cameras are not very good for taking pictures or filming video’s of dark skin people. I had the same problem with taking a photo of myself.I looked washed out and grey.Picture below when I hadn’t used vivid setting on the camera.
Vivid setting on this camera is essential for dark skin folk. The setting since to be tailor to light skin people.
Most Dark skin people since to film with Canon 600D .Some reviews online have mention that Nikon colour skin tones aren’t as realistic like Canon and I ‘m thinking they might be right. Anyway the struggle continues.I like the camera but I won’t buy another Nikon DSLR. Next one will be Canon.
There quite a few articles discussing the bias towards light skin online here a link to one.
I am on the hunt for the ideal camera bag. I think I have found it .I currently have this bag in the pink version people compliment me on this bag.I think I need to get another colour which will make a great camera bag.Its amazing hard wearing too. You can buy it here at .Heres another style of the bag too.