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Ethnicity Tag

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Hey unicorns it’s me graysbygrace your very own rainbow and Happy Friday! Sorry for posting this late it’s because the computer was in use and I had to let it go. Originally this was meant for African day but as you read somebody was using the Laptop. Okay, here I am with the Ethnicity Tag!

What is your ethnicity?

Namibian ..Proud Oshiwambo speaker! I know when people hear I am owambo they reject me because of my accent but you heard it from me.

Do you have an ethnic name?

Yes, Ndeshi

Name one ethnic food you enjoy most?

Oshifima and Wambo Chicken!!Yummy!

Name one house hold item that best represents your culture? 

That thingy you use to cook the oshifima ..I forgot it’s name though!!

What part of your country are you from? 

From the Northern Part!

What song reminds you of your country?

The Swapo song!

Can you speak the language of your country?

I mean yeah kind of I am an average speaker ..I just hit it with an accent!


Okay I wanna know Where you guys are from?

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Runaway Girl Series: The Plan

Hey unicorns it’s me graysbygrace your very own rainbow and Happy Friday! I hope you know what week it is ..It’s time for the Runaway girl Series talk to talk! If your new here every Friday I blog and update Unicorn society on whats up? How I am doing?… Well, your just following my journey!

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This week I took the time to finally create my vision board and write down everything I want to accomplish on this shameless journey.  The good news is I am back on Polyvore and will be creating more sets and this time I am going to accomplish one of my biggest dream. That is to create an official FANTASY FASHION blog! I will tell you some more once I see how this would work out I guess..

I want to know what did you eat today? Something random for one day.

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Runaway Girl Series: Shameless Promotion

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Hey Unicorns it’s me graysbygrace your very own rainbow and may I say happy Friday! I hope your all having a wonderful Friday because I am feeling me, doing me and being me..if that makes sense. I want to know what you did today in a sequence you know because I want to interact with you guys and get to know you better.

On today’s menu I am going to be exploring two things which are Maya’s video and also an artist I am so addicted to this year.

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Mayas video

If you are boo or part of the boo challenge then you might as well as know Maya’s World! I mean who doesn’t ..I will give you a brief introduction. She is an amazing, talented, inspirational Youtuber, and I also heard photographer who gave out the challenge for talented people sitting on their dreams to do something! I mean how cool is that! In her video below she explains how shy she was or “ashamed” keeping in mind that she was bubbled up with her creative ideas.  She give that a stop and decided to go shameless!

“What would happen if I shamelessly promoted myself for 365 days?” was the question and social media experiment marking the start of Maya’s online self-discovery.

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What is art? Why do professor call Manga, fashion designs or anything simple that does not connect to Van Gogh ..Picasso or simply “art”. When you enter an art class for the first time the teachers would always advice you to connect to your life so that you may apply that to your artworks but sometimes our love such as Manga may not be exceptional. Well his video is similar to this scenario above but it did not end in high school it continued in University too. He needed to divide his work into pieces for university and pieces for him[ I don’t really know how to explain this but I hope you understand]. I wanna know what you think?

Let me say I have joined an art competition and lost. I left with my ballet art and closed the doors of the competitive world! It’s a shame that they were looking for new ideas but I will never understand them. Maybe at that moment it was time for me divide my work with the competitive world. Who knows????

 

My thoughts

I am bubbled with these ideas in my head. I mean, how many opportunities have I closed down because I feel I am not good enough. Plus, I am working on so much perfection that I have grown so much- if you have been following my journey. From finger art which looks so bad towards sketch and learning how to blend. I was going through a journey! You know what I realized? I have not been honest to myself and you guys throughout my journey but now I have decided today I am going shameless!

what would happen of I shamelessly promoted myself online?

Well, I am tired of judging myself I am going to take these opportunities that have came across my path and do me. I mean yes, I will fail but it’s better to try something and fail than sit there and do nothing at all.

I choose these two videos because I realized that something in my journey was not just right! Here I am joining these communities trying to look for opportunities while there sitting right there. I am closing too many doors and it’s time I start opening them and being me. It’s time to be the Medusa that I have created and be fearless!

I wanna know what you think Unicorns? If you are boo I want to connect how are you?

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Why minorities hate cultural appropriation?

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Why many Black women, Native Americans, Asian Americans and other minorities hate cultural appropriation and exactly why it is damaging?

Hey unicorns it’s me graysbygrace your very own rainbow and I am back! I am sorry for not posting lately because I was busy with my term one exam and I was in pressure but I am back. While on YouTube I was recommended a video with the similar title as my blog post.

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My understanding:

Cultural Appropriation involves the idea of a highly dominate culture taking a minority’s culture without understanding it. Going on,  some minorities are not recognize and given a bad image but people still use their culture for branding making these “people” highly recognized or embraced.  We are talking about decorations, jewelry, clothes and etc.

Why is it so important?

Imagine the future of young black individuals with their hairstyles especially Africans being judged vs a highly recognized brand being embraced using these hairstyles for their show. Uniquely, The generation coming  will stop embracing their own culture in addition to being original because of how their being criticized.  Forward, your child will walk into your house with Japanese clothes with little understanding of how it reflects towards the Japanese culture. Going on, learning about another persons culture is important because it allows you to understand more about it. Not only does it make you open minded but an individual with awareness.

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How do I feel?

I feel more confident in myself because when somebody copies my culture it makes more proud though I don’t benefit from this ( a better image of the black culture)  but behind the mirror we all know the story. Any minority can agree that somehow we are unique we are an inspiration to fashion trends.  I am angry though because my culture is a profit to high dominate brand and ”then there is somebody who says bantu knots are not neat ”

I want to know your point of view, what do you think?

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Runaway Girl: Stress

I have just realized something while trying to complete my homework and that is in a couple of days I’ll be sitting down writing the so called ” International Exam”. Weather or not I’ll pass or fail will depend on how much I study and so far I am heading no where..Oh, I forgot to greet..What’s up unicorns it’s me graysbygrace your very own rainbow and let me just say Happy Monday and WOW aren’t I on schedule! Yes, it is that day of the year whereby I bluff all about my life and help others through stress and depression.

One of the worst moment  I am  currently facing  is trying to complete  high school and enter University. I feel like I have been through this life and it gets boring every single time I continue. Today which is a Sunday  I set down and  watched some movies ..adventures for the inspiration of creating my fantasy magazine. I did get some bright ideas but I had to think about how am I going to make this a success while suffering from trying to have a study habit for the exams. I realized  how stupid I am and yes, I am still pending two unfinished homework which I hope to finish at 3:00am on a Monday.  Don’t blame me, I am quite lazy these days even my performance in school shows it. I mean the first time  I started again high school for another two years I was quite excited and even had the quotes pasted on the walls. But I slowly  became bored because the motivation stopped. I am not gonna lie the problem is not being in a Christian School but how boring school is. The worst part is people are saying how University is difficult  but I thought your doing something you like so therefore your -more -engaged in what your doing? #doyouboo

Thought wrong.

Let me say this is not a diary entry but just a life Journey: 
Runaway Girl Season 1 aiming to go to Fashion week in 
London, Paris, Milan let the journey begin

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Runaway Girl: To Paris I fly

 

Hey unicorns it’s me graysbygrace your very own rainbow and welcome to another year in March. Let me begin with “ah” “wow” okay it’s been a while since I posted on my playground and you readers out, I love you as much as I love food. I am back and I guess I will be here forever. Last time I blogged I was depressed with the change of time and began posting illustrations but I was going through a changing phase whereby I was trying to get my blog to hit one of my 2016  “New Years Resolution” goal but …

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You know how they say don’t quit and that dreams do come true?  well, I didn’t.. I kept going with this madness until I found an answer .. We are full of so many resources around us but it seems as if we ignore them. You know how you want to start a YouTube channel but you keep stopping yourself from doing so?  Well, don’t-WASTE-SO-MUCH-MONEY. Just do it! You have a phone with a camera and all you need is an editing software which is quite easy to get.

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Yeah, well I have decided to take that rough road and be laughed out and create an online magazine. If you ask me Sqlushee magazine is a cool name ..when I began I was really excited and tested this out by doing one of my project “feminism”. The idea was to go around ask people’s opinion and draft an entry but it seemed as if I was really annoying or fake. In total after sending about twenty messages to different profiles on Instagram, I got two reply’s which was good I mean I am starting it’s not like everyone will open a door to a stranger but it was good. What encourage me so much is that how I got to do illustrations was a journey. It took more than a boring art class to do so just and yes, I have been told I can’t draw so many times but that negative opinion lead  me to work hard and achieve my goal to be an underground visual artist. Well guess what?

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If you are every feeling down and feel like pulling out well remember these words, “Sweat is the greatest gift in life !” I can’t reveal all of Sqlushee but I will try my best to give updates to all of you.This is the beginning of Runaway Girl a journey to be an influential editor!

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