Skinny Shaming Is A Real Thing

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Let's get real today, many people seem to think that skinny shaming is acceptable. Suggesting certain women really need to get a pizza or a burger and eat the whole thing it is an unacceptable joke. People only hear about fat shaming but skinny shaming is a real problem too.

Body shaming
NounThe action or practice of humiliating someone by making mocking or critical comments about their body shape or size.

Don't get me wrong, I have had positive comments like I can pull of anything because I am skinny, that I could be a model and I have had girls tell me that they would kill to have my body however I have been asked how sad it is not having a big ass, I have been told that the wind will blow me away and that men do not want bones, they want curves (especially from the African community). Bones, too skinny, toothpick are just a few of the names I've been called over the years. Instead of being greeted with a typical "Hey, how are you" you often hear "you are…

My Festival Experience


Photo credit: Niels Gether

Afro Dress Up Festival is a festival where everything is African, or let say most of the things. From food to clothes and to music. Artists like Highness, Comfort Oduro all the way from Ghana, Justin Swayzy, Brekete live band and more performed and there was an exhibition from DAFRICO with beautiful Ghana collection and accessories. As for food, there was food from Ghana and Kenyan kitchen. So this festival is a way of showcasing our roots, heritage, and tradition, it's a way of celebrating Africa, it's all about tradition and multicultural vibes. Kudos to Jahsig family especially Agaqueen Jahsig for organizing everything *claps hands*.
This was the second time I have been to this festival which normally lasts 4 days and luckily it was all because of my sisi Maimuna. The first time I participated, was as a model and guys I won the title MISS AFRO DRESS UP 2016, it was a great experience. We were all beautiful contestants competing with each other. We all worked hard to earn the title but of course the best won *wink*. This year things were different though, we chose a winner in the audience, the crowd and it had to be a well-dressed person in African clothes because as the title says, it's an Afro Dress Up Festival after all.

Photo credit: Niels Gether
Personally, I think we should all go to a festival at least once in our life because the amount of music and things you get introduced to are amazing and yes this year there was gospel music too. If you are in Denmark and happens to be in Zealand (Sjælland) in September this is a festival not to miss, trust me on this one. I had so much fun and hopefully, you can tell by the pictures. Yes, life is beautiful but it is exhausting too. Sometimes life can get you down and festivals are one of the most amazing ways to escape the stress from going to classes every day, working, personal relationships etc. Some people call it escapism but believe me there is nothing better than feeling free for few days.

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Photo credit: Niels Gether
Photo credit: Niels Gether
Photo credit: Niels Gether
Photo credit: Niels Gether
Photo credit: Niels Gether 
Agaqueen Jahsig with her children
Miss Afro Dress Up 2016, MC Baba K and the winner of this year
With the MC Baba K
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  1. African roots are so deep no one can contain them. I’m proud of you bby🖤💚❤️

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