Whatever happened to “we are all created in His image and likeness?”
The world nowadays has made everyone an expert on beauty standards and it’s disheartening to see innocent people suffer for what they cannot physically change.
Popular actress Awinja of Papa Shirandula fame knows this all too well, she recently opened up about one of her “flaws” saying:
So wacheni niwapatie ka story, You would never have seen a close-up picture of myself because I was always told ‘Ukona JAWS MBAYA! JAWS ZA WABABA, JAWS ZINAKAA MBAO IMECHONGWA, JAWS ZA KANYE WEST, JAWS ZA MTU HAJAKULA MIEZI KADHAA, JAWS UGLY!!! Etc etc… 😳
I would only show a close up on video since I knew how to manoeuvre and hide them, I would always have long braids/wigs to hide, some makeup artist used to tell me “you have a beautiful jawline” I used to ignore because I thought ni chocha tu to make me feel good, but I later realised this is something I cannot change, and therefore I chose to Embrace them, by donning short hair or show them more, clearly people may make you hate some part of yourself so you grow up knowing, your forehead is ugly or Arms or legs etc, what I can say is, DO NOT ALLOW!
Those comments to get to you because they will be affecting you as you carry them, so here I am accepting each and every “Flaw” Pole pole.