So I fell back on blacks, greys, beiges, and browns until I could no longer recognize myself

In 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and working from home, I gathered all my work attire, placed them in a large bag, and donated them to local charities. For some of my friends, it seemed like an impulsive move, but for me, it was long overdue. As…

Or how the film industry normalizes eating disorders

I got hooked on Emily In Paris a few months back as lockdown boredom invaded my mind. My sixteen-year-old daughter liked the show and I said “Why not?”.

Of course, the little Black representation in Season one of the show bothered me as well as the highly stereotypical, and simplistic…

And it’s interesting how so many people don’t even see it

If you haven’t already seen British Vogue’s February 2022 front cover, check it out here. On it, you’ll see nine young, beautiful Black African models posing together proudly for what is the first-ever cover of this type in the history of modern fashion.

Since I write about the topic of…

Because white, brown, or Black, we all face adversity

The other day I was having a discussion with a middle-aged white woman. We were talking about menopause and the challenges that it would bring about both from a physical and mental perspective. The lady, that I’ll call Julia for the purposes of this piece said:

« Rebecca, just look…

I’m not sure his exes would agree

You can’t go a day without seeing an article about Elon Musk’s exploits on this or any other channel. He is an entrepreneur/explorer/billionaire/philanthropist — okay you get the gist. I could go on forever. Elon Musk is perceived as “everything admirable and impressive” in a world run by white men…

Who said beggars can’t be choosers?

It’s that time of year again … Christmas. And as I walk around my city, Geneva, I see way too many people begging. Mothers with their babies wrapped up warmly, men on their knees in the biting cold, their hands outstretched in a begging stance. It’s heart-rending.

No matter what…

And why as a Black woman, I respect him even more

Yes, Jada Pinkett Smith cheated on her husband Will Smith, so what? All my Black male friends told me that if Will Smith had any respect for himself, he would immediately divorce his wife in a big nasty highly publicized act of revenge.

No self-respecting Black man should ever allow…

Rebecca Stevens A.

I write about racism, but there are so many other things I would like to write about instead. Help me dismantle racism so that I can get to that.

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