Monthly Archives: February 2014

Yaaya: In your words, define a ‘new Afri

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Yaaya:
In your words, define a ‘new African woman’.
Belinda O:
That’s hard. You know why?
Yaaya:
Why?
Belinda O:
You cannot box the African woman up. There is no one definition to the African woman. We are women from different walks of life. You could say that the new African woman is the African woman who refuses to stay down; who is finally saying “enough, I’m here and I’m going to tell my story, on my own terms. I have my own voice.”
The new African woman is a change agent. The new African woman knows herself and does not feel the need to define herself through the eyes of others.

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“Pretty women wonder where my secret li

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“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me. ” excerpt from “Phenomonal Woman” – Maya Angelou
PHOTO : Carrie Mae Weems , American artist who works with photography, text, fabric, audio, digital images, and installation video.