Syntagma Metro Athens



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It has been exactly six month, since I moved back home to Greece specifically Athens.
In this duration, I have been racially attacked that I even stopped caring. My post is not about negativity or nagging and playing the victim.

I love Athens, I am Adeola born in Nigeria, raised in more than 5 countries of the world. I have been lucky to have lived and travel to more place than some of my peers. I am not defined by my nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual identity. The luck of  been raised by the most incredible family, who have deposited love and respect for others in me is worth cherishing.
I work for an organisation where we sweat day and night to fight against racism, discrimination, abuse of human rights, social injustice and the list always seems to go on.
It is always quite ironic every time I am in the metro commuting to work, there is always someone being bothered by my skin colour, my race or the religion of another passenger.
Greece is a small country with a huge economic problem at the moment, so people are angry, the natives blame the "foreigners" and they want to vent but I keep wondering why attack another person for your frustration?
I have decided to stay centered myself, from the moment I boarded the plane to come back, I promised myself that I  will not be touched by the hate, the anger, and frustrations of others. I am here for a reason , I am not responsible for their behaviour but I am responsible for my reaction.
I am proud of the beauty of Greece as a country and strongly believe that its beauty surpasses all the negativity and one day things will work out if we all work together.
The temptation to get swallowed up in the hate is easy but I am swallowed by the love for this place and the love deposited by the people who believe in what I do and support me.
So I will project the love from amazing young people who rise above the chaos and create beautiful things, people who come together and fight for the weak, for the ones who aren't strong enough. People who work for more than 12 hours without getting a dime but make more difference than those who get thousands and do nothing.
People who don't have but still give, people who use their time, talent, knowledge and power to bring a smile to other's lips.
So that my people who believe in the dream of freedom and equality, those who know that even though I am not making millions, I am a happier person, and they support my vision because they love and love is not about money but about solidarity and caring.
It is about having the same respect for people you don't know or expect them to give you something in return.
Some people will never understand this, and some people will say why are you here? Some other people will never say "thank you" , other will call you names and others will even take advantage but you know what I tell myself? I am not doing this for you or him, or them. I am doing this for me because honestly speaking to me the universal human right is not just a written document that applies to a specific group of people. To me the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, applies to everyone and that is why I do what I do. I am blessed to do it with no payment because we should all do it. Nobody should have to feel bad for where they are born or what race they are born into.
I hope you all travel to the infamous Syntagma Metro station with me in this post.
Pictures were taking during the Athens Xclusive Designer's Week. This was my look for day 2.
The crop top is made by my good designer friend Leo Theo Fashion, who also took this pictures on our way.

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Thank you all for reading
Wearing :
Vintage skirt, Bag and Hat
Top: Handmade by Leo Theo
Wood Watch by Jord Watches.

40 comments:

  1. You look beautiful Naomi. I love every piece in this outfit; from the hat to the colorful printed top, to the lovely maxi skirt.
    Just continue to do what you do and let the negative people continue to do their hating. Your smile, good heart and love conquers all already. Have fun my friend and have a blessed week.


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  2. nice watch

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  3. Μην ασχολείσαι με κακεντρέχιες! Ξέρεις εσύ πόσο καλό προσφέρεις και ξέρω και εγώ τι καλή ψυχή είσαι! Οι πράξεις μας μιλούν καθημερινά για το ποιοί είμαστε και το κάρμα πάντα μας επιστρέφει αυτό που δίνουμε! Καλό ή κακό!
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  4. Wow OK, εισαι τρέλα με αυτο το look!

    Καλή σου εβδομαδα :)

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  5. You look beautiful! and let the haters bring themselves down. The bad stuff in life is sometimes easier to believe and it weighs people down, but don't let that ever affect you or the hard work you have accomplished. I believe in you!

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  6. esmeralda evangelistaJune 15, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Beautiful pics foran amazing look!
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  7. Love so much what you wrote and I share your thoughts, I'm honeslty very sorry that in 2015 there are still such kind of episodes. Im lucky to call you friend and love u. You look fantastic in this shooting, one of the best ever, you look like a top model! <3

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  8. Way to stay grounded and above all the mess! If people want to carry around negative energy like that, let them go on ahead! Me, on the other hand...I'm full of light and love, thanks! :-) You are very beautiful and so are these photos!! Keep up the good work you're doing to fight against the hate!

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  9. Love this look!
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  10. Just keep being you! You look amazing on the outside, keep being amazing on the inside!

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  11. wow. you look fabulous! love the skirt especially

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  12. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. I love that you haven't allowed the negativity to take away your smile! Love your skirt. #BLMGirl

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  13. I'm glad to read that you don't let yourself be influenced by what people may throw at you and that you remain faithful to your beliefs and yourself! Stay strong!

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  14. Wow - lovin' your style!

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  15. I really like the skirt!

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  16. I am so sorry you have to deal with racism over and over again. Sure, we all know it exists everywhere, but to be pushed in your face repeatedly is just on called for or at all, period. Ugh, so sad to see we are still so far from change but i am happy to know you are using your voice positively. Thank you for being such a wonderful inspiration.


    Less i forget, did you grow taller again because, damn girl, you look graceful in this photos. Love your outfit. Stunning!


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  17. Aisha Johnson AdamsJune 18, 2015 at 5:19 AM

    It sucks that you still have to deal with this sort of ignorance in 2015. Thanks for sharing your honest experience.

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  18. Thank you for your comment and you are welcome!

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  19. hahaha I didn't get taller, I was just wearing heels!
    Thanks so much for being such a continuous source of inspiration!

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  20. Love this look!


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  21. 💟💟💟💟💝

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  22. What a wonderful post from you dear. It's sad that there are still so many people who have such a sickness of hatred and ignorance toward someone who merely doesn't look like them.
    I love that skirt on you! Like you, we moved so many different places growing up, but I am very thankful for my diverse family & upbringing. <3 Hugs, Madison xx

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  23. What a wonderful post from you dear. It's sad that there are still so many people who have such a sickness of racism and ignorance toward someone who merely doesn't look like them. Stay positive.
    I love that skirt on you! Like you, we moved so many different places growing up, but I am very thankful for my diverse family & upbringing. <3 Hugs, Madison xx
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  24. Just love it this look, you look so amazing

    ADDICT BE ICONIC

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  25. Larisa MerkulovaJuly 2, 2015 at 6:51 AM

    I like photos, very beautiful.

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