Mr. & Miss Albinism East Africa pageant
January 31, 2019 1:35 AM   Subscribe

I love this!! How beautiful!
posted by Dressed to Kill at 6:13 AM on January 31, 2019

This is pretty cool. I saw one or two people with albinism during my time in west central Africa, and for sure they stood out. This was a part of the world where people would literally stop on the street, point at me, and shout (in French) "Hey! Look at that white guy over there!" And I was was walking around with a ton of privilege—I was an obvious foreigner with all kinds of markers of relative wealth, and was generally in a group with several obviously high-status locals. I imagine that for regular folks who just happen to have albinism, things are pretty tough. It's really cool to see people pushing back against that. Thanks for the post.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 7:50 AM on January 31, 2019 [1 favorite]

Thanks for posting, this is good.
posted by theora55 at 7:59 AM on January 31, 2019

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