I Am Beautiful - Funmilayo

The main idea behind IAB is Empowerment, Motivation and Success. Many of us know that there are many issues concerning body image, social stratification and general emotional and psychological well-being of people. These issues have lead to too many devastating ends such as depression and death- in the form of suicide.
I would like to use this series as a way to destroy all that negativity and build up the self-confidence of our generation that is being tampered with by so many sources.

Relax and Enjoy...

1. What is your Name?
My name is Olufunmilayo Adeleke

2. What is your Nationality and Where do you currently live?
I am from Nigeria and I live in the US

3. Which age group do you belong to? 0-17, 18-25, 26-40, 40 and above.
18- 25

4. Describe your personal style.
My personal style…hmm. I love being comfortable and being me. I can withstand a little pain from my shoes as far as I look good. I rarely wear makeup. I'm more of a Jean and shirt person but for events I love to get dressy. Not a big fan of chunky jewelry. I do not like any outfit or accessory that competes with my natural beauty. Overall, I am open to trying different styles as long as I’m comfortable with whatever I throw on. 

5. What makes you feel beautiful?
My eyes, my legs, my personality and the fact that I am beautiful. I feel beautiful because I am beautiful J

6. What do you think of the current issues concerning body image and race?
I feel society has put a lot of pressure on body image and race. They portray imperfect people as perfect and the youths and teenagers feel the need to be perfect. About race, different countries have different reactions to race but at large racism is going to stay for a long time, it’s just the way we teach our youths and children that matters. If we can set good examples for the little ones, we would be able to gradually eradicate the notion of perfection (skin color and body wise)

7. Do you think the media has had a negative or positive influence on these issues? Why?
 The media has both positive and negative influences but the negative outweigh the positive. Like I said before, the media has displayed the imperfect people as perfect, teaching the world to see the need to cover up their imperfection. However, I have seen quite a number of articles, in the media, condemning the media. These articles are showing us the dangers of trying to be perfect and what some of these celebrities have to do to remain “perfect”.

8. What do you think of the current fashion industry and trends?
I think it is very interesting. I do not follow fashion very closely but looking at the different styles, I see creativity in fashion. A lot of styles keep revolving and its interesting how they have added twists and turns to these old styles. I'm very impressed with the creativity of the fashion industry .

9. What advice would you like to give?
Welcome change, always believe in yourself, and remember whosoever we are trying to impress is very busy trying to impress another person. Just be yourself!

10. Share a fun fact about you.
I want to have 6 kids.


I agree with you so much Funmi! One of my favourite things you said is the part about 'teaching the world to see the need to cover up their imperfection.' 

I sometimes wonder how all this talk about 'imperfection' and 'ideal-ness' came to be. Who began pointing out 'flaws' in people, who gave the person the power to? How did certain things become the 'norm'? 

Do these thoughts also come to you?

Funmi and I have been friends since the beginning of High School in Queens College, Lagos, Nigeria. She has a blog where she writes and she is beginning to get into Fashion Blogging.

Enjoy the rest of your week.




  1. love your answers, you are beautiful indeed! :)

  2. Really nice!!! I love it!!!

  3. I love your outfit and your sense of style!!!

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  4. Anonymous22.2.13

    great sense of style!
    if you want , we can follow each other.
    have a nice day!



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