Archive | April, 2013

My new blog!

5 Apr

Hey everyone!

Check out my new blog exclusively for politics etc! It is:

Please check it out and hope you enjoy reading!

All my love, Nat x


The Displaced View of Africa

3 Apr


I wanted to take a break from all the fashion/beauty blogging for a second and talk about something else that is quite important. I grew up in an Ethiopian family with very patriotic parents. If you know Ethiopia, you know it is what everything Africa stands for: Hope, Freedom and Goodwill. I was born in Ethiopia but left at a very young age, so young in fact, that I can’t remember anything. Due to this fact, my parents know that I would grow up with a westernized view on everything and anything. From a young age, they taught me not to believe everything on the media. Take the Great Famine in Ethiopia in the 90’s, this particular event was broadcasted around the world and put a completely wrong and displaced view into everyone living in the West. Now, when you ask someone, “What can you tell me about Ethiopia?” They’ll answer “It’s a poor country”. Even the highly intelligent ones will only probably be able to muster out something about Emperor Menelik II or Haile Selassie.

This is what I don’t understand and believe is wrong. Obviously because I am Ethiopian I would know what it is really like, but it hurts inside that such a beautiful and unique place, that still carries out traditions from thousands of years ago, should be portrayed as a politically disturbed country with nothing going for it. This applies not only to Ethiopia, but the rest of Africa as well. The whole continent has become a stereotype. Africa is the first place that comes to mind when you say ‘Famine’ but the last when people think ‘unique landscape’ or ‘diverse people’.

I really hope that this issue is pinpointed in the coming years and Africa will be known as a continent of hope and strength.

Thank you for reading! Have any questions want to find out more? Tweet me at @NatanimF.

All my love,

Nat x

Hello April!

1 Apr



Hello April!

Finally! The first rays of sunshine are peeking through what seems like an everlasting winter darkness! March has fluttered by really slowly, maybe because we all just wanted a break from this dramatically elongated winter? Yes, I think so! I have a feeling that this month is going to give us a surprise, am I the only one that thinks it might shake of the feeling that 2013 isn’t destined to live up to it’s expectations? I hope not!

There is so much going on in the world right now, it’s easy to see April is going to give us something special, sunshine for a start! I think myself and the entire British population is losing faith in this weather. OK, maybe it was alright back in January when it was snowing and that gave us a few days of school (and an opportunity to miss the French exam), but we are getting tired of this hopeless weather.

Unlike the goals I set in my March post of the ‘Hello’ series, I really haven’t got anything for this month. I still need to work on my procrastination issue and start doing things as soon I am given it, but I am moving through and managed to do things not the day before it’s due!

So that’s my welcome to April done, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post, and are looking forward to all my other posts in my ‘Hello’ series! You can tweet me about this blog or any other post at @NatanimF! Looking forward to hearing from you!

All my love, Nat!