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Hi! My name is Segilola and I'm a Nigerian-American blogger based in Detroit. I document my love of art, travel, style, books, movies, social justice issues, yoga, and Detroit. I hope you enjoy this window into my life! 

Week in Review: March 17th

Week in Review: March 17th

 

Playlist

A weekly playlist of my favorite songs. I was really feeling Rihanna this week!

 

Post of the Week

Ileke in Detroit: Inspiring Voices; Erin Gavle of Eldorado General Store

If you missed my recap of my visit to Eldorado General Store and my interview with the store's owner, Erin Gavle, you can find it here

 

Style & Beauty Finds (Spring Edition)

1. Glossier Cloud Paint (Dusk) //2. Nordstrom Cold Shoulder Sweatshirt //3. Steve Madden Irene //4. Sam Edelman Yaro Heel//5. MAC Powder Blush (Fever)//6. Gibson Open Shoulder Sweatshirt

 

7. Articles of Society Sarah Skinny Jeans//8. Old Navy Nylon Tote //9. Franco Sarto Harlet Heel //10. Longchamp Le Pliage //11. Madewell Cary Sandal//12. AG Legging Ankle Jeans

 

13. Eleven Paris Basic Dress// 14. Tom Ford Beauty Lipstick// 15. Armani Exchange Belted Trench // 16. H&M Cotton Trench Coat //17. bareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Lipstick (Scandal)//18. Maison Jules Striped Dress

 

Deals Around the Internet

 

Reading

Follow my 2017 50 Book Challenge.  I just finished reading The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie which was so good! I am now starting Beloved by Toni Morrison.

 

Articles From Around the Internet

Image via Afropunk

Image via Afropunk

As I stated above, I just finished The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and it was incredibly disappointing to see what one of my favorite authors, who usually is a voice of wisdom when it comes to feminist and social justice issues, had to say about gender identity. As someone whose words have had such an impact on people all over the world, and who knows the power of words, I think Ms. Adichie, like all of us still has much to learn.

To dismiss the violence trans women face for eschewing masculinity is not only dismissive. but also dangerous. However, I can understand that developing an understanding of intersectionality takes time, and not everyone has the language to properly talk about these issues until they really study and explore them. This is not an excuse, because we all have to continue to check our privilege and the harm we can cause with our words and actions, but I hope that Ms. Adichie takes this as an opportunity to continue to grow.

With that in mind i've shared a couple of articles which address why her comments were so problematic and also how the straight/cis-gender populatio often misses the mark when it comes to LGBTQI issues. 

Afropunk Dear Chimamanda, being violently to be someone you're not is not a privilege. 

For Harriet What Chimamanda Gets Wrong: A Dialogue on Trans Experiences with Jarune Uwujaren

Bitch Media Shedding (Moon)Light on Toxic Masculinity: The Problem is Homophobia, not Gay Characters

The Feminist Wire Moonlight, Black Boy and Teachable Moments

VSB Beware the Straight Agenda (To Oppress the Queer Community)

 

TV/Movies 

Moonlight- I FINALLY watched this film and I seriously don't know why I waited so long. A week later and I still find myself thinking about this movie at least once a day. Moonlight is beautiful in every sense; from the cinematography, to the writing, the story, the acting, and directing. Once it was over I honestly felt a little angry that the cast and crew of La La Land (which I also really enjoyed by the way) had the audacity to stand up during the Best Picture Award. If it were me, the fact that I was even nominated in the same category as this phenomenal film, would have given me pause if my name were accidentally announced. What I love so much about this film is its exploration of the ways in which masculinity is often toxic, specifically within the black community. It touches on how masculinity is presented and expected to operate, and the damage these expectations cause. The story is told in three parts, following the main character Chiron, at different points in his life and how he navigates and explores his sexual identity and relationships with other men. The exploration of how men can be violent, intimate, and vulnerable with one another is both alluring and heartbreaking.

 

Blogger I'm ❤️️ Loving

 
image I Am Charlie G.

image I Am Charlie G.

image via I Am Charlie G.

image via I Am Charlie G.

I Am Charlie G.- Chioma "Charlie G." is not only a stylish, leading Detroit blogger/creative director/stylist, but she is also a corporate software engineer by day (brains, beauty and style!). This year she launched BGBLU (Brown Girl Bloggers Link Up) a platform that has created a community for minority bloggers in Detroit, and she has received lots of positive feedback on the first cycle of her project. You can follow her blog and also find her on instagram!

 

Detroit

This past Monday (3/13) was what is known as 313 day in Detroit, since most area codes in the city are 313! I didn't get to make my way down to the city this week, but I shared this picture taken a couple years ago at the "The Fist", a monument to boxing legend Joe Louis, on my instagram

 

Throwback Post

Ileke Travels: India Overview

It's hard to believe that it's been over a year that my mom and I were in India! It was truly the trip of a lifetime and has made me anxious to keep exploring the world. You can see the rest of my trip in Bangaluru/Mysuru, Kolkata Part I and II, Delhi, Agra Part I and II, and Jaipur

 

My Weekend

image via Jet

image via Jet

This weekend I'm planning to see the movie Get Out and I'm continuing with wedding planning!

Image via Debra Cartwright
 

What do you have planned for this weekend? I'd love to hear your plans. You can comment below or find me on FacebookInstagram or email. I hope you have a fantastic weekend! 

Thank you so much for visiting!

Apartment Tour

Apartment Tour

Ileke in Detroit: Inspiring Voices- Erin Gavle of Eldorado General Store

Ileke in Detroit: Inspiring Voices- Erin Gavle of Eldorado General Store