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The Tattoo World Needs To Get Over Its Issue With Dark Skin

Tattoos on darker skin have a long history, in fact we’ve probably been tattooing longer than white skin has even existed in humans. Tattoos have a long history in Asian and Micronesia. We’ve also found tattoos on human remains from the Nile Valley civilizations; ancient Egypt and Nubia. And yet, in 21st century London it can be a struggle for someone of a darker skin tone to find an artist whose aesthetic they like and who is willing to take them on as a canvas.

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The Struggles Of Being A Female Doctor In Nigeria

In most medical schools in Nigeria, there is a common saying, that girls make the better students and boys the better doctors. As sexist as this statement seems, it is the reality for most.The cultural landscape of the country often limits women from reaching the peak of their careers. The average Nigerian woman, albeit educated, is expected to prepare for family and place the needs of the family ahead of hers. This extra pressure to be the main carer in the family, to cater to her husband and children impacts her opportunity to pursue her career and hone her skills. Although, some women manage to balance this cultural pressure with their educational and career goals it is an obstacle for many.

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