Daffie Be Proud: how to be absolutely proud of your afro!

In the first post of this year, I want to talk about my hair and Daffie Be Proud! Remember that you can still read all about my trip to Italy or my experience with IDFA and moderating. Since the start of the pandemic, I have been sharing much more about my natural hair. Both on my instagram, but also on YouTube. I have received a lot of positive reactions from sharing my natural hair and last year I even got my first collab with a Natural hair brand. Woop woop!! Yes, I received some Daffie Be Proud products to use and I did. So now I will share all my opinions with you. Let’s get into my hair en Daffie Be Proud!

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IDFA 2021 x Munganyende: Breakfast in Kisumu at OSCAM

In my last blog of 2021, I want to talk about IDFA 2021! Previously, I shared all about Rome and Venice and it was amazing to travel again! As some of you may know, I moderated for the first time this past October. If you would have told me that I would one day moderate an event in the Netherlands, I would have never believed you! Especially the program we did for IDFA with the screening of Breakfast in Kisumu at OSCAM. For real, even thinking back, it was just all surreal. All my friends were there to support me, it went very well and it gave me a whole different type of confidence I didn’t know I needed. Let’s talk all about IDFA 2021, Breakfast in Kisumu and much more!

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Maîtresse d’un Homme Marié – Why we deserved better

I know I have already written about Maîtresse d’un Homme Marié, but I think I need to write about it one last time. Also, in case you missed it: I previously reviewed Dhalinyaro, a beautiful movie that showcased Djibouti. Back to a Mistress of a married man! Monday night, the last episode of the third season came out and of course I watched it. I watched it because of the reviews I do and I wanted to know how the the show would end. Honestly, season 3 was very messy from the get go and actually only got messier! Let me tell you all about it and why I think we deserved (much) better!

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Confidence: a powerful way to reflect on it

For my birthday, I wanted to reflect on confidence and what it means to me. I remember watching a Slumber Party episode with Shameless Maya and Shannon Boodram. They invited Timothy DeLaGhetto and Winnie Harlow to talk about confidence. At one point, Winnie Harlow was asked about what it meant for her. She said the following: “I was born with it, then I lost it and gained it back by deciding my original idea of myself was more important and more relevant.” I want to use this post to talk more about what this quote means to me. Also, I want to shed light on how I relate to it reflecting on my own confidence throughout my life. Buckle up, it’s going to be a wild one!

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#BlackLivesMatter, why is it so important and powerful?

December 5th, we celebrate Sinterklaas and you can still read Why Black Pete is Racist. To celebrate, I want to talk about why #BlackLivesMatter is important. On May 25th earlier this year, George Floyd died at the hands of police in Minneapolis. He allegedly past a counterfit 20$ bill which resulted in him being arrested. However, the police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost 9 minutes and during the last 3 minutes, George’s body didn’t move and he had no pulse. The brave 17-year old Darnella Frazier filmed this whole ordeal and made sure the rest of the world saw it too. The death of George Floyd sparked a world wide movement against racism and police brutality. However, why is this so significant?, we have a lot to unpack here, so let’s get uncomfortable.

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Summer 2020 (cancelled?!): an update

I have not updated my blog in a long time! I apologize for leaving you guys hanging, but I HAD to take a break. However, your favorite Senegalese Twisted girl is BACK! And boy, there has been enough going on in the world that we can talk about… I mean, summer 2020 is basically cancelled, because: corona virus? Also, can you relate to the following? Any time I read corona virus, I hear it in Cardi B’s voice.. (corona vyrusss) But, I digress! Let’s get into what has been happening in this Summer 2020 update!

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Review: When They See Us

When They See Us premiered May 31st on Netflix. The series is based on the true story of how five black teenage boys were falsely accused and convicted of rape. When They See Us breaks down the US criminal justice system during the Central Park Five case in four episodes. The series is written, created and directed by no one other than Ava DuVernay. She did an amazing job! Before we get into When They See Us, definitely check out my last review on Beyoncé’s Homecoming. Let’s go! Note: spoilers!

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Monday Motivation: Speaking up

Speaking up is the first topic I want to talk about on Motivation Monday. I found the quote “If you are not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist?” in my archives. I remember screenshotting almost every quote I came across on Instagram and Tumblr. Actually, I still do it sometimes. I thought it would be a good idea to start sharing motivational quotes with you. Ever since I’m back in the Netherlands, I have not felt really motivated or inspired. Therefore, I would love to motivate you while I am trying to motivate myself. Does that excite you? Let’s talk about why speaking up is essential to our success!

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