Disclaimer! I am breaking my silence and I hope you are ready to hear me out.
People are getting killed every day by the police, the Russian drones, hurricane Mathew, a journey through the Mediterranean, a suicide bomb in Kabul, and the list is endless.
Nobody is discussing these issues, though, hurricane Mathew came close to Florida and magically everyone starts marking themselves ''safe'' on Facebook, the same hurricane tearing down lives in Haiti, East Cuba, Jamaica and the Bahamas. But I guess these countries aren't worthy of the ''safe'' button or even a temporary Facebook flag change.
So far more than 870 people have lost their lives in Haiti, according to IOM(International Organisation for Migration) the number of people dead in the Mediterranean amounts to 3,610 in 2016, hospitals with wounded young children are currently been bombed by Russian air crafts, last week the E.U. signed a deal to deport all Afghan refugees back to a war zone.
Ben & Jerry joined the Black Lives Matter movement in an effort to bring awareness to the unjust deaths of African Americans and put a stop to police brutality, guess what? People (mainly White People as usual) were offended!Solange invites us all to the table in her latest album and I believe it is about goddam time.
I am tired of having to point out systematic racial injustice and discriminative behaviours.
I am tired of being afraid, to write, to speak my mind because of my race,gender and nationality.
I am tired and I cannot breathe, I cannot shut up.
I am a Black African woman, if I have to explain to you why you have certain privileges as a non-black, non-queer,non-Arab, non-Muslim,I need you to stop for a second.
Ask yourself one question '' why does it bother you, when I say'' Black Lives Matter? or when I say refugees welcome? or why does the Burkini pose a threat to you?
I need you to think whose lives are more valuable, who do we mourn and who do we ignore? Why did we all get a flag for Paris, Brussels but can't get one for Haiti, Allepo, Jamaica, DRC, Eritrea, and Kabul?
I dedicated to this post to all those lost lives. My platform, creative art, and voice are to unify and empower.So I use to post to join the amazing bloggers that initiate the hashtag #bloggersforblacklives and invite you all to join and watch the Youtube video I created for 'Life According to A Nigerian Greek Woman' below.
We must all unite if we are all HUMANS.
Dress: c/o Hallelujah, Kicks, Hat: H&M, Bag: Hermes, Watch c/o: Jord Wood Watch.