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Law student and aspiring Political Science student, I write about racism and international affairs (politics) | My twitter : @whoreguimaraes
“Black Liberation” protestors in 1967 / © African American Film Festival

From my condition as a black woman, as an African woman, I retain and note in particular that the quest and the search for a new union, a new African independence — a new Pan-Africanism just as powerful and destructive as the previous one — has its roots buried in…


‘El Verso X’ by Fabian Perez / © Fabian Perez

My dear and sweet Philip,

You will probably never come across this letter dedicated to you, but I had to write it to put on a blank sheet of paper everything I keep in my heart and to be able to tell you how I feel about you. On this…


The #VogueChallenge, a Perfect Mirror of the Willingness of Black People to Be Represented in Fashion ?

Fake Vogue magazine cover for the #VogueChallenge in June 2020 / © Picture by Brian Siambi (@urbanskript on instagram) & model is Dina Nur Satti (@nurceramics on instagram).

I remember posting an important thread on my old Twitter account, in late 2020 — around October or November — , in which I outlined, or rather castigated, my opinion as to why the launch of the Scandinavian edition of the fashion magazine Vogue was an unprecedented aberration and shame.


St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, UK / © Unsplash

Like many people, I have never really known the true meaning of self-love. Indeed, we tend — if not all the time — to associate it with egocentrism, narcissism. However, when we talk about self-love, we are referring to well-being, to the compassion we feel for ourselves, to the importance…


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement / © Courtesy Photo

Following the violent racist events that took place after the defeat of the English national football team against Italy in the EURO 2020 final, I had the opportunity to discuss (briefly, as our exchange lasted very little) with a white friend about the privilege of White people due to their…


Former US Olympic athletics champion Tommie Smith doing his famous ‘Black Power Salute’ from the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, Mexico / © PUMA & Highsnobiety

At many manifestations, sporting events (be it football matches, basketball games, the Olympics, etc.), world events… in short, at events of international importance and of major (one might say) significance, when there is (suddenly or not) a minute’s silence, accompanied by a knee on the ground and a raised fist…


© We Heart It

It was an ordinary Tuesday evening, after coming home from school. As usual, I sat down at my desk, quickly but carefully checked and answered my emails on my computer, then put on my headphones, played my favourite music — the one that always gets me going, that motivates me…


‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement protest / © GreenBiz

April 20, 2021 will, I believe, remain a historic and important date in the fight against racial violence and racism. Former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on all three counts of “intentional violence resulting in death”, “manslaughter (“third-degree murder”)” and “murder (“second-degree murder”)” after killing George Floyd, an African-American…


Monica Lewinsky photographed by Damon Winter for the New York Times / © Vanity Fair

I have read, analysed and dissected Monica Lewinsky’s essay in Vanity Fair hundreds of millions of times, and I have always held the same opinion : Monica Lewinsky, despite the infamous scandal by which she became (despite of herself) famous, is the archetype of women empowerment. …


Fidel Castro and Malcolm X during their historical and symbolic meeting at the Theresa Hotel in Harlem, USA, on 19 September 1960 / © BY US MEDIA.

As a young Black woman, I know and am aware that the struggle that my ancestors and great Black people have been waging for centuries and centuries is far from over. I know and am fully aware that the road for me and my other Black brothers and sisters will…

Eden Bouvier

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