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Beautified #4 …still too black (Biodun’s story)

Hi guys, today, I’m going to be sharing a friend’s story with you. Her name is Abiodun and she is a colleague at work. I must say this, Abiodun was really keen on my posting her story, partly because she wanted to promote the beautified campaign with it and partly because, she too has been through her own share of insecurities and low self esteem as a result of her complexion and would like to share her confidence story with someone going through similar experiences. Truth is, I thought I read it all with Tife’s story but that is so not true. Before you begin to read her story, I’d like to add that Abiodun is really one of the most confident people I’ve met in my life. She just knows how to wade off negative comments before they get to her. I admire that a lot, just as I admire the lady herself. Thank you, Abiodun. On this note, here is her story: Read more

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Beautified #3: . . . but I am too black (Tife’s story)

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Today, I’m going to be sharing with us the story of a lady that is super super special to me. Her name is Boluwatife, a recent secondary school graduate awaiting entry into the University of Ilorin to study English. Tife is really pretty and she is beautifully dark-skinned but according to her, this has been the major source of her insecurities. When she told me her story, I felt really bad mainly because I was a part of those people who stereotyped her for being black. Although, I have apologized to her, I’d like to publicly say again that I’m sorry, Tife for making you feel that way and thank you for sharing your story with us. Read more

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Beautified #2: . . . but I am Albino. (Funmi’s story)

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I’m really excited about today’s post. When I asked my friend, Funmi if she had something to share, she replied me with a “Of course, I’m albino. I definitely have something to share. When reading her story, I was so moved, I almost cried. Funmi is a 400L student of English, at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. I met her while in school. She has such an amazing voice! It sounds like silk. You wouldn’t want her to stop singing. But she at some point had to go through all these, because of her looks. Below is Funmi’s story of her albinism, insecurities and journey to confidence. Read more

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Beautified #1: . . . But I am Skinny – (Toluwa’s Story)

Hi guys,

This is the first of the Beautified series and I am going to start with the story of a lady that is extremely dear to me. Her name is Toluwa, a 300 level student of Hospitality and Tourism at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. She is someone I admire greatly. I think she embodies wisdom, strength and a great smile. Despite all of her enviable characteristics though, today, Toluwa shares with us some of her almost ‘day-to-day’ experiences for being skinny. Read more