Chimamanda Rocks A Custom Style Temple Top For 2018 Inbound Conference
“Just because something can be done doesn’t mean that’s the only way it can be done.”
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Best-selling Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was one of the keynote speakers at the recently held 2018 Inbound Conference in Boston, an event featuring four days of inspiring talks from various speakers.
For the event, Adichie stayed true to her word to rep Nigerian designers. She wore a custom-made blouse by Style Temple and a skirt from Wuman.
Asides her style statement, the author of Half of a Yellow Sun gave a powerful speech that stirred social media a bit.
Here are some of the quotes we got from the event:
“Identity shapes the way the world interacts with us and as such, it shapes the way we interact with the world.”
“Just because something has been done a certain way doesn’t mean it’s the only way it can be done.”
“It’s equally important to read about people who are not like you.”
“I wonder where we would be if all parents read their children books about people that don’t always look like them.”
“I want to hear stories about people who don’t look like me and I want to hear people I disagree with.”
“Never admire quietly.”
“I believe that stories can change minds. I believe that stories can take away dignity and stories can restore dignity.”
“There’s nothing a woman shouldn’t be because she’s a woman. There’s nothing a man should be because he’s a man.”
“Patriarchy is an old habit. Like old habits, it will take a long time to die—but we can hasten its demise by telling a different story.”
“In this society, white maleness is seen as the norm. When they write about white male things, we think of those stories as universal. But really ALL stories should be universal.”
“Too many men feel that they have a right to women’s bodies. No she doesn’t have to give you a reason for saying no.”
“In many situations, women laugh not from humour but because of discomfort.”
“The problem is not blackness because blackness is beautiful. The problem is the stereotypes American society has imposed on blackness.”