white ppl and the consumption of brown/indigenous women’s labour
I can’t even count how many of these benevolent projects are being carried out “to elevate artisans in the poorest regions” by giving them a job sewing clothes for white people. And while I totally support the much-needed money injections as such, there’s something about the power structure of these things that is off and bothering me.
As an indigenous artist I think part of it has to be how indigenous people are only given the grunt production team status—the designs, the marketing etc. are done by white people for white people and that is where most of the money eventually flows, I surmise.
I have yet to see a single project aside of microloans that would actually center indigenous people’s own agency and artistic/entrepreneurial vision. But my thoughts on this are only half-formed, and if anyone can point me to texts, articles etc. about this, I’d be ever so grateful!
Whatever you do: don’t hurt the job creators!
LGBTQ Icons of Africa -
Brenda Fassie- Outrageous Pop singer from south Africa who was bi.
Bisi Alimi- Nigerian Gay rights activist. Was firs nigerian to nationally anounce his homosexuality.
Nelson Mandela- First Sout African president. Ended Arpatheid after spending 27 years in prison.
Rowland jide Macauley- Nigerian gay christian theologian who has a law degree and masters degree and is self employed.
Djo Tunda Wa Munga- Movie director from Democratic Republic of Congo whose new movie feature two lesbian lovers.
(Source: dailymusic101, via )
An infographic depicting the percentage share of formal firms that are owned by women in Africa. Data from the World Bank.