Scratch of Sweden Celebrates 30 Years of Nail Food

Marie Houston has built one of Sweden’s most enduring beauty brands. Her range of luscious lacquers is second to none. Women, and more recently men flock to the colors like moths to a flame. The iconic Nail Food got a gorgeous 30th Anniversary bottle. Congratulations, Marie! Here she is pictured on the left with one …

Peagie Woobay – Power Woman

Peagie Woobay: Sweden Philanthropy I became pregnant at the age of 15. However, I never allowed the pregnancy to doom my future because I was determined, strong and ambitious and wanted to succeed in life. I could not have done so, however, without the support I had from my parents and extended family network. I …

Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson to Appear in Stockholm

Jacqueline Woodson – “an American writer of books for children and adolescents. She is best known for Miracle’s Boys, and her Newbery Honor-winning titles Brown Girl Dreaming, After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers, and Show Way.” “After serving as the Young People’s Poet Laureate from 2015–17, she was named the National Ambassador for Young People’s …

February 2020 in Marsta – Come Learn about Peagie’s Sierra Leone

The Peagie Woobay Scholarship Fund is a non-governmental organization founded in March 2013 legally registered in Sweden, Sierra Leone and USA with the aim of empowering girls in Sierra Leone through education and also giving teen mums a second chance so they do not drop out completely of the educational system. We have also been show casing Sierra …

Leila Ali Elmi

Elmi is the first Swedish MP to wear a hijab and the first of Somali descent.

Source: Al Jazeera Leila Ali Elmi’s earliest memories of Sweden are as a two-year-old who fled civil war in Somalia with her family. She remembers her favourite pair of yellow trousers and moments of her childhood spent in the school playground.   “I had that fairy-tale mentality. I didn’t see colour, I didn’t see class differences,” she said, …

Sonya A Andersson Beat The Swedish Odds

This sister in Stockholm did what the industry thought she couldn’t. She organized the first ever Scandinavian International Fashion Week in Stockholm and the catwalk was the world famous City Hall! KUDOS Sonja A Andersson! When I tried to get into Stockholm Fashion Week my emails were never returned. It was then that I decided …

Scandinavian International Fashion Week

Sonja Andersson is Bringing Scandinavian International Fashion Week to Stockholm

The idea Scandinavian International Fashion Week aims to showcase the art of fashion designers from all around the globe. During 3 days, the catwalk is open to innovative designers and brands, who stage their upcoming collections to international press, buyers and influencers. The catwalk also welcomes new talents, as we believe in opportunities and understand …

Our Winners in the 2019 EU Elections

Antonella Bunda, Mayor of Florence, Italy Alice Bah Kuhnke, MEP Sweden Green Party View this post on Instagram TACK 🌱. Jag kommer göra allt jag kan med allt jag har och bära ert förtroende med stort allvar. Det känns, inte minst efter alla meddelanden och möten, att ni har stora förväntningar och jag ska anstränga …

The Peagie Woobay Scholarship Fund

The Peagie Woobay Scholarship Fund 2020 Tour

The Peagie Woobay Scholarship Fund is a non-governmental organization founded in March 2013 legally registered in Sweden, Sierra Leone and USA with the aim of empowering girls in Sierra Leone through education and also giving teen mums a second chance so they do not drop out completely of the educational system. We have also been show casing Sierra …

Black Sara

A worthy grave of “Black Sara” – 1st black woman in Kalmar, Sweden

Once she was known in Kalmar, Mazhar Makatemele, the first black woman in town, perhaps throughout Småland. She had been captured by slave hunters in South Africa and taken to Sweden. Here she got the name “Black Sara”. “Kafferkvinnan Sara” stands on her tombstone where she is buried at Södra Kyrkogården in Kalmar. Until recently, …

Christine Osazuwa arrived in Stockholm in July 2017

Source: Invest in Stockholm “I knew what most Americans know about Sweden, that it’s very liberal and there are a lot of opportunities,” Christine tells The Local. Following the US election, Christine and her husband packed their bags and figuratively set sail for Stockholm, seeking a city more in line with their political beliefs. For …

Taking care of business – Sweden-Part 9: African Queen

I found this sister on Facebook and LOVE what she is doing in fashion. AND I’m so lucky because she is here in Sweden like me so I will try and meet her and hug her and thank her for bringing African fashion to Sweden and the world via her AfricanQueen.se website. BACKGROUND Ever since …

Jaqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson wins the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Note: While this post is not about a black woman living or working in Europe, Jaqueline Woodson won a prize named for Sweden’s most beloved children’s author. To me that is noteworthy. Jacqueline Woodson wins the world’s largest prize for children’s literature, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award This is awesome! This is HUGE! I’m awake …