I, like many others, am an intersectional being. I am an African man. I eat Yoruba and Egun food and speak with a French/African accent. I have known extreme poverty and extreme wealth. I have experienced racism, anti-muslim rhetoric, and xenophobia across the world-- France, Hong Kong, Benin, and the US.
The past six weeks have been an eye-opening experience for me. Moving to a new place and adapting while also trying to keep up academically and socially can be a very challenging experience.
I love to dress well whenever I can. That's obviously something you already know by now. I sometimes feel too dressed up for some events, and people have told me that. However,
the most important thing about dressing up for any occasion is to feel comfortable in what you are wearing. It is also good to step out your comfort zone sometimes.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you should know the importance of accessories in fashion and men's fashion in particular. Accessories make the man. Each day we go to work wearing a uniform whether it's a suit or just casual outfit depending on your workplace. The bad thing about wearing uniforms is that you end up looking like everyone else. Not however if you use accessories.
I have heard people say that you should not judge a book by its cover, but this statement is only partially true. If you are an author, then you know the importance of having a beautiful book cover. Bookshops display books with their cover facing the readers, and it is the first thing they see. But this article is not about books in the literal sense. It is about you, and the way you present yourself to the world is important.