Why Black British Women Feel More Beautiful Abroad
“England can sometimes make you feel a little ignored. Not all the time. But sometimes. [Travelling to Nigeria] was good at showing me that black women can be the main character. The trip certainly made me feel more connected to my culture, but [in] a majority black country in general, there is a sense of peace that we really should experience everyday. Obviously you still have the ramifications of colonialism in Nigeria, but the effects of white supremacy, those little things that you have to deal with every day in the UK – the microaggressions, the stares, the ‘How do you pronounce your first name? – you just don’t have to worry about it [in a Black majority country]. There is a sense of peace and belonging that emerges when you travel to these countries. It’s a shame it’s so expensive because I would do it all the time.