The Mind Of A Real Woman- Nike Women Campaign 2011

My shoulders aren´t dainty or proportional to my hips. Some say they are like a man´s. I say leave men out of it. They are mine. I made them in a swimmingpool. Then I went to yoga and made my arms… JUST DO IT”


“My hips return to puberty when I’m in a dance class. Music affects them like hormones making them crazy and spontenois and optimistic and prone to drama and I don’t understand them and sometimes, they don’t understand themselves. When the music stops, they are still charged. Don’t touch me, sparks will fly…..JUST DO IT”


My butt is big and round like the letter C and ten thousand lunges has made it rounder but not smaller and that’s just fine. It’s a space heater for my side of the bed/ It’s my ambassador to those who walk behind me/ It’s a border collie that herds skinny women away from the best deals at clothing sales. My butt is big and that’s just fine and those who might scorn it are invited to kiss it…JUST DO IT


“I have Thunder Thighs. And that’s a compliment because they are strong and toned and muscular. And though they are unwelcome in the petite section they are cheered on in marathons. Fifty years from now I’ll bounce a grandchild on my thunder thighs and then I’ll go out for a run…JUST DO IT


“My knees are tomboys. They get bruised and cut every time I play soccer. I’m proud of them and wear my dresses short. My mother worries I will never marry with knees like these. But I know there’s someone out there who will say to me: I love you and I love your knees. I want the four of us to grow old together…JUST DO IT


My legs were once two hairy sticks. They weren’t very good at jump rope but by the time I reached the age of algebra, they had come into their own. And now in spin class, they are revered, envied for their strength, honored for their beauty, hairless for the most part except that place the razor misses just behind the ankles…JUST DO IT

About nafisah

I'm an architecture student by day and natural hair blogger by night. Join me as I share with you the ups and downs of being an student natural living in Lagos.
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