A Nigerian poet/activist, Ugochi Egonu got a special mention on the official page of Instagram for her compelling thought about the best form of activism.
The 17-year-old who resides in Santa Clara, Califonia held that self-love is the most radical form of protest. “If we learn to see the beauty in things we’ve been told are flawed — in womanhood, in blackness, in queerness — it becomes so much easier to fight for our rights and fight for other people who are struggling,” Egonu said.
Instagram described Egonu as one who combines art and activism in her poetry, seizing the opportunity to document and shape the Black Lives Matter movement. The activist (@ugochiegonu) was featured on as part of the social media platform’s commemoration of the 2017 International women’s day.
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