You probably want to know a lot more about me, hence why you’ve happened to find yourself on this page. I am super excited to have you here, joining our community, I cant wait to tell you all about the Anonymous Black Girl.
I’m going to have to back up a bit there – I cant tell you the intricate details such as my name or any of that jazz but I promise, we will all get very well acquainted.
I am in my 20 somethings – which is a chic way of saying I’m 21 – so lets run with it. I live in inner city London and I am currently completing my undergraduate in Sociology. Now that we’ve got the ice breaker out of the way, grab a cup of tea and lets have a chat.
I am a young West African woman who – is stuck between her hybrid identity, it is not something I recognised until I had time to sit and laze around- yeah girl, we in quarantine. I’m there, yet also here simultaneously. I really want to discuss the insights into being a diaspora babe, or “init init” as they call us back home. Not only that, as a Sociology undergrad – you can already imagine I love to write, I’m super analytical and have a range of socio related topics I’d like to discuss. Rest assured this blog will not be a boring academic one!
My black womanhood and African-ness is something that has become a hot topic for me now a days. All I want is to create is a space and a sameness between women that look like me. My aim is to dive into topics I’m yearning to discuss, share my adventures, my journey and my story that you may relate to.
What type of content would you be expecting?
Point blank and vague – everything. An enthusiastic amateur blogger who wants to conquer the world by using her literary talents. Well yes, seriously though, you can expect to find content on everything such as :
- Book reviews
- Food reviews
- All things to do with hair and beauty
- Journal style entries.
You’re going to know whether I missed my train on Monday at 6 AM,or whether I got a hot chocolate from Costa. What new beauty products I’ve tried and liked – or hated. What cool new recipe I’ve learned or when I’m travelling to a new destination.
You’re also going to know when I’m thinking about socio-economic affairs within the black working class community in London. Or when I’m thinking about the impacts of returnee diaspora migration is having on West African countries. Or when I’m thinking about the hypersexualisation of the black female body in the media.
Do you know what this means? We’re going to be bunch of sisters, creating an intimacy in our sameness and difference.
Thank you again for tuning in and reading, I look forward to seeing you and communicating with all of you.
I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance.bell hooks
We black women possess a special indestructible strength that allows us to not only get down, but to get up, to get through.Janet Jackson