10.29.2018

Love From The Internet

As much as I like to talk about how draining the internet can be sometimes, there's no doubt that it's pretty awesome too. There's always something to watch/read/listen to that makes you laugh, cry, inspires you, you name it. When I find something I really like, I tend to share on Twitter but I feel it'll be much more beneficial to curate my latest loves in a blog post. I for one like reading blog posts like this so I thought it would be fun to do one of my own. Enjoy! xx

PS: Click on the header to take you to each post :)
In this post on some of my favourite bloggers, I mentioned just how much I love The Little Plum. Chloe's writing is simple and thought-provoking, not to mention her beautiful outfits.  I nodded my head to pretty much everything she said here, it felt like she was in my brain haha. I would recommend this to everyone, honestly.

For anyone who isn't familiar, HONY is a social media account started by Brandon Stanton. He travels all over the world interviewing people and giving them a platform to share their stories. These people are everyday people like you and me. The stories inspire, they make you think, they make you laugh and they make your heart heavy. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram.

Source: Humans Of New York
In his latest series, he is in Rwanda talking to people about the genocide that happened in 1994. For those not familiar with what happened (lots of people in his comments section were not), he gave a short summary of it to kick off the series and if you want to, you can get more info on Wiki or something. I knew of the genocide but reading the personal accounts really shook me. So much pain, so much loss, so much trauma, such bravery from the Hutus who risked death to protect their Tutsi brothers and sisters, anger too, at the world for standing by and doing too little too late. After reading the first two stories, I told myself I wouldn't read anymore. But I just couldn't stop, it would be a disservice to these people who decided to share their stories with us. I have so many things to say about these stories but I don't think anyone would read them all so I'll just end with this, I believe everyone should read the stories. There's a lot of pain but there's something else too, inspiration and hope. In my opinion, this is the best story series ever since HONY started.

Live From Layfield is one of my favourite Youtube channels. The three girls, Beverly, Uvie and Zoe are smart, beautiful and funny. I love love love their channel. I don't know how, but I missed this video from a couple of months ago on natural hair. Natural hair meaning, afro hair with no relaxers or nothing.
This was so interesting to watch, the politics of black hair is really interesting and there are so many layers to it. Relaxed or natural? Are protective styles really protective or are you just hiding your hair? Does your hair determine your level of 'blackness'? So many questions and debates and so many different takes. 

The girls had two guests with them in this video and it was nice to hear everyone's thoughts. They asked quite a controversial question, "Can you be considered pro-black if you relax your hair?" The girls all had different opinions and I found myself understanding each person's perspective. There were a lot of great opinions in the comments section as well. I totally enjoyed watching this. I shared the video but I also shared the link in case you want to read the comments.

Fashion Unzipped is the only fashion podcast that I listen to and I thoroughly enjoy it. The episodes rarely go over the thirty-minute mark and as a lover of all things fashion, they are a delight to listen to. The latest episode featured Samantha Cameron, wife of former Prime Minister, David Cameron and Isabel Spearman, her Special Advisor. I was actually going to give this episode a pass as I didn't think it would interest me but I was wrong. I did enjoy it, fashion is always fun haha. 

There you are guys, some of my favourite links from the internet lately. Talk to you in my next post!
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2 comments

  1. Lovely post Demilade. The RRwanda series by HONY is definitely one of the best things on the Internet right now. It took me through phases of feelings - sadness, tears, hope and happiness.

    I'll check out the rest of the links.

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    1. Thank you Chidinma! I hope you enjoy at least one of the links :)

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