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Hair politics: Beyond beauty, this Ivorian hair artist used her hair to address #MeToo
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Arts, Culture and Sport Hair politics: Beyond beauty, this Ivorian hair artist used her hair to address #MeToo

Ivorian hair artist, Laetitia Ky has used her hair to speak out on rape, sexual assault and harassment. She shaped her hair to speak on the #MeToo movement. Her hair portrayed a man lifting the skirt of a woman. Laetitia’s poignant expressions are when she uses her hair to highlight women rights issues.

To Shave or Not to Shave
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Lifestyle To Shave or Not to Shave

There are so many grooming options open to women today – from a landing strip to a bald Brazilian to covering your vagina in sparkles. Making the vagina look and smell ‘aesthetically pleasing’ – like ensuring it smells of guavas – is a billion-dollar industry. But women – and only women – should be in charge of what their lady parts look like.

Celebrating the Beauty of Blackness:  Neequaye Dreph Dsane
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Lifestyle Celebrating the Beauty of Blackness: Neequaye Dreph Dsane

Celebrating the beauty of Blackness is what Ghanaian-British artist Neequaye Dreph Dsane is all about. He does oil portraits and contemporary murals. Dreph was born in Nottingham in the U.K in 1973 and raised in Windsor. He is extremely talented and has transformed city walls through beautiful art and recently into tributes to Black women with his latest series ‘You Are Enough’. With Africa Day fast approaching, it is only befitting to celebrate art that recognises the beauty of our continent.

Celebrating Cultural Diversity: Dialogue and Development
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Lifestyle Celebrating Cultural Diversity: Dialogue and Development

The 21st of May marked the day for cultural diversity for dialogue and development, a day which provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity. This celebration precedes Africa Day for our continent, and today we want to hear from you. What aspects of your culture are you proud of and what do you wish could change about your culture either politically, socially, religiously and/ or economically?