Steven 'Juñor' Ondaatje on creating AUD'$
A lot of my own discovering of my background and cultural identity, happened forcefully because of the way I was being treated at school. I was forced to a point of self-discovery.
Laura Du Vé: Unapologetic Self Love
My ex-girlfriend had always told me I was incredibly smart and beautiful—and for the first time in my life I actually believed it. Even after we broke up, I continued to see myself as worthy of love, care and support; I deserved to feel confident.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a Boss
Ultimately though, there’s only one thing that matters: resilience. “You don’t know you have it until you need it,” she confided.
Reconnecting to intrinsic culture with REMI
I definitely gravitate towards trying to find as much Yoruba music as possible [...] But my family influences my music more than culture really does. Hopefully that’s something that will change as I grow.
Self Love Talk with Frances Cannon
I struggled with seeing myself as beautiful. I just thought of myself as cute. That’s where my mindset was when I was growing up, I thought: “Oh well I’m not beautiful, but I’m cute”. It took time for me to realise that people of all shapes and sizes can be absolutely gorgeous and beautiful—not just cute. But now I know I’m fucking beautiful.
Connecting with Culture: Atong Atem
I firmly believe in the experiences of our ancestors having a profound impact on who we are—emotionally, psychologically, metaphysically—so it’s just rational for me to look for answers and understanding in things that’ve come before me.