Hi guys, welcome back to my blog!!! In today’s blog post, I will be interviewing two beautiful souls.

June 13 was international albinism awareness day and it is usually celebrated for the human rights of persons with albinism worldwide.

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There are a lot of myths that have been instilled in people which make them view Albino differently. Over the years, Ablinos have faced discrimination and shame just because of a skin color. I interviewed two beautiful people on this blog.

Thanks to Anuoluwapo Olasehinde and Gbemisola Oluwashina for honouring my invitation to be on this blog.

Q: Please introduce yourself.

A: I am Olasehinde Anuoluwa Matilda Ayomide and I’m the founder of Beyond Colours. I’m currently sudying Criminlogy And Security Studies at the Federal University Oye Ekiti State, Nigeria. I have made it a top priority to keep putting smiles on faces, improving and encouraging people with low self esteem, giving life, light, love and hope to those living with Albinism.

I proudly and fondly call myself a Albino With A Spark. I am a genuine lover of God and of people. I also enjoy loving, reading and writing.

Q: What was growing up like for you?

A: It was a bitter-sweet experience. I have lost a lot of opportunities due to reproach and discrimination but I still had the best family support.

Q: Was there ever a moment you think people looked at you differently?

A: Every moment, up until now people still look at me differently. Some look at me with positivity, while some with negativity. The negative side inspired my foundation ‘BeyondColors.’

Q: Was there ever any moment you applied or volunteered for something and you didn’t get picked because of your skin color?

A: Like I said, in the second question. I have lost a lot of opportunities and dropped a lot of talents because of my skin color. It breaks my heart anytime I remember those opportunities and talents are just gone down the drain.

Q: What are the dumbest questions you get asked about your skin color?

A: Can you see?
Are you blind?
Do you eat salt?
Can you marry an albino?
Is your private part white? Like……. For reals?

Q: How Have You Been Able To Accept Who You Really Are?

A: This is the best part of my life I’d forever be grateful for. My family had been supportive in this journey. Growing up, I had a rough childhood because i met with different people with varying personalities.

Fast Forward to when I Gave My Life To Chirst. I attended a teens camp out @ RCCG Lagos Province 42. Where, i met the person who God used for me, Oke Oluwamayowa Joshua. Trust me, it was a very long process. I hated my skin color because of all I went through.

I wanted to be dark. I kept on asking my mom why she gave birth to me this way.

Oke Oluwamayowa Joshua, who picked interest in me would tease me, make me smile and cheer me up. He gave me weekly assignments on fashion, love,care self-love and appreciation. Many of these brought out ‘Matilda’ the new me. Before, I journeyed into meeting the awesome people I have as friends now.

Q: Advice to other Albino’s dealing with insecurities.

A: As a PWA, self love is as important as your existence. If you love yourself, you won’t be bothered about what people say. Also, preach against discrimination of any kind and enlighten people about albinism. Remember, there’s a light inside of you. There is a vision clearer than your eyesight. Thank you for having me!

Q:  Please introduce yourself.

A: I am Gbemisola Oluwasina. I am a refined writer and content creator, an editor who works with precision and passion, and a copywriter. I’m also a music minister and a maker of beaded articles. I’m on Facebook and Instagram as Gbemisola Oluwasina.

Q: What was growing up like for you?

A: Growing up as an albino was interesting. My parents were already enlightened about albinism and I never felt like I didn’t belong to the family.  Permit me to share a hilarious experience my mum told me.

She worked near a mechanic’s workshop when I was much younger. The mechanic had a son who was surprised at my complexion and was bent on making me black by all means… Lol, Guess what he did? He would smear black oil over my skin whenever we were at play and Mum would have a good laugh. She would clean me up and the white girl would surface the next day. Baba stopped trying las las…haha
Q: Was there ever a moment you think people looked at you differently?

A: Oh, many people have given me this look that somewhat said, ‘Are you really a human?’ Not everyone has enough understanding of what albinism means, except perhaps fellow albinos. Yes, I’ve had people look at me in a weird way. But then, the white skin has come to stay!

Q: Was there ever any moment you applied or volunteered for something and you didn’t get picked because of your skin color?

A: Hmm. I can’t remember any. But, there were times I was allowed (or felt encouraged) to do certain things (before others) because of my colour.

Q: What are the dumbest questions you get asked about your skin color?

A: This cracked me up. I’ll share some.
‘Can you see at all?’
‘Did God paint you with white paint?’
‘Did your parents pour hot oil on you?’

Q: How Have You Been Able To Accept Who You Really Are?

A: Frankly, I’ve accepted myself since I was little. I have supportive family and friends. The schools i attended allowed me to represent them in competitions. It helped boost my self esteem. Trust me, I don’t really see any difference between my skin colour and others or maybe it’s because I’m used to it.

Q: Advice to other Albino’s dealing with insecurities.

A: Dear albino, you are a marvellous part of creation. Colour isn’t the yardstick for being human. Develop your strengths and set ‘NO’ limit to your achievement. Your uniqueness gives you an edge. Explore it! I encourage you to find and belong to communities that promote albinism awareness. I do, myself. Also, it’s a great help to have albino friends as well. We bond easily… Smiles. If you’d like to reach out to me, please feel free to. It’s been an amazing time with you. Thank you so much for having me.

This has to be my longest post on this blog.
Thanks to Anu and Gbemi for making it, worth it. You can connect with Anu or Gbemisola, they are amazing people. Trust me, you will love them.

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Make Beautiful Memories.

Hey guys, Welcome back to Yosi’s blog. It has been a while. I know I always say that all the time lol. Today’s blog post was inspired by a childhood memory.

Today my cab passed through a park from my childhood and I was surprised to see how empty it was. When I was a child, This park was my favorite. There were obviously other parks to go but it still topped it all for me. I can remember my visits there then. There were always too many people. Lots of children playing around, void of worries and living the moment.

That place was the definition of happiness for me. It was a serene place. Yeah, peace lived there! I always met a lot of beautiful and friendly people anytime I went there. Everyone i met was so nice. I was always excited to meet more people each time I went until a time came when I decided that I’m too old for that place.

Today passing through that place they were just few people.No playing children. It wasn’t totally silent but it wasn’t bubbling as before. I was super excited when I was told that we are going to pass through that route. I expected to see a lot of changes in the place, I was already fantasizing about the new things I’d see but there was nothing. It was all the same — no addition, no removal.

I was disappointed!

If time didn’t move so fast, the place would have probably been the same, there’d be new additions and lots of removal.

But unfortunately time waits for no man.

…Sometimes we all wish time didn’t move so fast.

…Sometimes we all wish adulthood never came so we could still live freely as a child.

Sometimes when we take our younger ones to new parks. We see new things. New things that we really wish we could explore at that moment until we remember that we are all grown up and matured — but is that really maturity?

As we are growing older we tend to diverse away from those childhood memories because we feel we are already too old for them.

I’m not saying we should go back to our childhood because we grow everyday, we meet new people, learn new things and through these growth process our childhood memories begin to fade, our favourite places aren’t all that bubbling like before but time keeps doing its job till we are old and wrinkled.

We can’t stop time but as time keeps going let’s make new friends, make new memories — mind blowing ones, take pictures, loosen up a bit. Don’t seclude yourself. Go for shows, conferences that would improve you. No knowledge is lost learn from others, have fun. Our favourite places are just buildings they won’t be there forever but those good memories we make never fades.