Everything in Moderation

I am what time, circumstance and history have made of me, but I am also so much more than that.

"…And please remember that you were beautiful before he told you that you were."

Thank you so much for this
(via cexjay)

kenzo tiger print

My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means “The road is good.” Quick lesson: My tribe is Igbo, and you name your kid something that tells your history and hopefully predicts your future. So anyway, in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.” 

Bella Naija, 2014 (x)



Frida by Senegalese photographer Omar Viktor Diop shot in Abidjan.

i love this waaay too much. too used to seeing only white girls impersonate her.