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“Capturing Modern Africa” – Agility Africa 2017 Photo Competition

I just came across an exciting opportunity for photographers based across Africa. Agility are hosting a continent wide photo competition and are specifically searching for images that highlight “today’s vibrant, modern African reality”. Winners can win up to $4,000.00 in three categories: industry, technology and cities.

For more details about how to enter this competition and what exactly the judges are looking for, click here.

Last year’s winners in each category are below:

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TED: What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure

Why do girls feel empowered to engage in sexual activity but not to enjoy it? For three years, author Peggy Orenstein interviewed girls ages 15 to 20 about their attitudes toward and experiences of sex. She discusses the pleasure that’s largely missing from their sexual encounters and calls on us to close the “orgasm gap” by talking candidly with our girls from an early age about sex, bodies, pleasure and intimacy.

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A favourite poem…

Invictus by William Ernest Henley
Out of the night that covers me,
      Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
      For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
      I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
      My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
      Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
      Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
      How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul.

BeBeautifulla…

I find beauty everywhere, but its on Instagram that I find the beauty as seen by others – and I love experiencing the lives of others by what they visually put on their Instagram feeds.

One of my favourite pages is @BeBeautifulla. Check out a few of my favourite posts and follow if you enjoy :-)

– C.

Paul Sika and digital storytelling…

The work of Ivorian digital artist and storyteller, Paul Sika, is as thought provoking as it is captivating. I especially love the extreme visual quality of his images, which, for me, entices me to engage with every single detail of each image.

There is serious beauty in the rawness of his work. The more I look at it, the more I love it.

Enjoy!

– C.

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