January 2017Faces of Black Fashion: January 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Chimamanda Adichie: Updos, Femininity and Feminism

I am in awe of Chimamanda Adichie's updos, regal and beautiful, it's as if they crown the queen who wears them. I have long admired Chimamanda's work (Half of a Yellow Sun is one of my favorite books); her intelligence and stance for women's equality; and her style. Chimamanda shows us that yes, you can be an award winning author, a voice for women worldwide and the face of beauty brand , all at the same time. This post is not only a celebration of Chimamanda's updos, it's also a celebration of the women she is and represents. 

Chimamanda embodies a modern day woman who shows us that there are many possibilities available in being a woman.  She rejects the idea of placing women in boxes, and in a recent interview, she told the world that women can me feminine  and be feminists simultaneously. As a women who loves fashion and beauty, and a woman who believes in the equality of all women, I appreciate that she encourages the multiplicity that women can bring to the world.  We are multifaceted and well-rounded and any message that seeks to put women in a box diminishes