“If we can open up a little bit more to each other and share our stories, our real stories, that’s what breaks down barriers. But in order to do that, you have to believe that your story has value. Be vulnerable. Dare to be vulnerable.” […]
'She Stands Firm' is a women of colour empowerment blog run by Joke Valerie Amusan. Joke (@jkevlre) is a German-born Nigerian artist based in England. This blog is an exploration of her own cultural identity as well as that of other women of colour. She's concerned with highlighting the experiences and different identities of women of colour in a way that is accessible. "I think our stories are often over simplified, and this gives stereotypes the upper hand. In reality, we’re all complex, but there’s beauty in that."
check out her art blog: jokeamusan.wordpress.comclose