+ Anne-Sophie Amegah
The inmyskin project, series now presents a talk with anne-sophie amegah:
one: what is your name and where are you located ?
A - My name is Anne-Sophie Amegah and I am originally from Togo but currently reside in the DC, Maryland, Virginia area.
two: what do you feel is your calling in life ?
A - To tell stories visually is my calling in life; looking, finding, and saving fragments of life.
three: when did you realize your self-worth and how has this journey of self-discovery been for you ? what have you learned the most about yourself ?
A - Entering my 20's was the true beginning of an honest intact relationship with myself. This continuous journey has been a friend and enemy interchangeably, mercilessly, and endlessly.I have learned that I have a tendency to fight who I’m becoming if I do not understand who that person is.
four: how has your struggles helped you to become a better woman ?
A - My struggles have helped me grasp that there are different ways of being a woman. Whichever woman i choose to be on whichever day at whatever time pleases me and that’s all that matters. A woman is fluid, always.
five: who or what motivates you to create ?
A - Untold stories motivate me to create. In addition to that my mother and my culture encourage me to be vast and willing, as much as I can
six: what is your long time passion in life ?
A - I always have passion for helping others while creating honestly and always having curiosity for this life and what it has to offer.
seven: if you could give any tips or advice to the young girls and women around the world who suffer with loving and accepting who they are, what would you say ?
A - You may think you are poor with love, but give yourself chances upon chances upon chances. You will find a wealth inside you so heavy, but it will never weigh you down. It will be loyal to you always, keep trying.
eight: what do you feel needs to be told to our beautiful women of color ? do you feel that us women of color hear those words often ? if not, what can we do as a community to change that. . .
A - You are necessary, You are needed, You are always enough. We do not hear these words often, instead we are being told how to be, in what form, what manner, where, and when. As a community, we should embrace our women of color more, no matter what role they play in our lives, and how much love we think is deserving of them.
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