kalkidan

kalkidan asked:

Hi! Your video post the African identity - What is it? is part of a documentary called Motherland (Enat Hager). I actually saw it when I was in Ethiopia. I loved the documentary, it shows how we Africans have a rich history that many of us don’t even know about. And I really agreed with the guy who said that being called “black” doesn’t say anything about your cultural identity/roots.

I don’t even know how I came across it, it was in my drafts and I decided to post it so thank you for letting me know about this documentary. It’s actually been uploaded in its entirety (in several parts though) on YT so anyone who’s curious to watch it can easily search google and find it.

Thanks again!

KALKIDAN SAID:RE’INA IS BEAUTIFUL! BUT I REALLY DON’T LIKE IT WHEN HABESHA PARENTS GIVE THEIR CHILD A WESTERN/ENGLISH NAME.

I don’t either! Most do it for ease which is unfortunate. 

I remember when I was in elementary/middle school, I hated my name because no one could ever say it right. I wished that my mom would have given me an “American” name (wow, I can’t believe I used to think that!). 

Thank God though for my changed ways. 

Kalkidan, 14, shows the heart she made during a Lego workshop at Selamta. This was the first time the kids had seen Legos, and it was amazing to see what they decided to build and how talented they all were. We definitely have some future architects in the making! …


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