“What Lupita Nyong’o Can Teach Us About Beauty,” The Guardian.
“There is an important history to all this, to how society has conditioned us to equate beauty and worth with the lightness of our skin color. Understanding a little of this history of racial categorization can help place the issue of colorism in some much-needed context….”
“Facing Down Nigeria’s Ghosts,” The New York Times
“Before my grandmother died in 2010, she gave each of her 17 grandchildren a crisp one-pound note. It was an unceremonious gift, without lectures or reminiscing. She opened my hands and firmly pressed the bill into my palm. “You must keep this,” she said, before following up in Igbo: “Inugo?” Do you hear me? “Yes, Grandma,” I responded. “Thank you….”
“Dancing Through the Difficulties,” The Guardian