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Sept 10, 2018
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Learn Something's artwork inspired by John Glenn's quote:
"We have an infinite amount to learn both from nature and from each other."
Sabina Palmieri, exclusively for The Camel.

HOLLY'S STORY

Maybe she felt lost, confused, misplaced - like I did.

I was sitting on a bus in rural England. Two little girls got on, best friends. One black, one white. They stood up to look at a cartoon advertisement, one character was a black lady in with a pink dress and the other characters were white. The black girl pointed at one of the white lady characters and said: “that's me!” The white girl then pointed at the black character and said: “that's me!” They smiled and sat down. They were colourblind and it was beautiful.

I think about that girl now and how she must have grown up and found her sight. I wonder how and when her world told her that she was different and when she realised that she was under represented in the magazines, on the television, on the make up counter, in the hairdressers. Maybe she wished her skin was lighter and her hair was straighter. Maybe she felt lost, confused, misplaced - like I did.

We are finally shining a light on the lack of diversity in the creative industries and the negative impact it has on society. Organisations such as Project Embrace are putting beautiful images of black woman with natural hair on billboards and in magazines to help broaden our media manipulated idea of beauty.

To be represented is to be inspired, accepted, to be beautiful, to dream, to be told it's possible and to come as you are.
#afrovisibility
 
Holly Ankrah
London, U.K.

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Naomi Osaka Just Became The First Japanese Person To Win A Grand Slam →

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