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 …

She’s Swedish-American: Swedish Model Chanelle Törnqvist Is Your New Hair Crush

Source: Vogue.com Photo: Courtesy of Chanelle Coleman Törnqvist / @chanellemademoiselle With her caramel freckles and cloud of coiled brunette curls, model Chanelle Coleman Törnqvist stands out from the crowd of blonde-and-blue-eyed beauties at Fashion Week Stockholm. And not just because of her soft and sultry look. The 25-year-old Swedish-American is a model, blogger, and assistant fashion buyer …

2017 Power List

Aysha Jones-2017 Powerful Woman

Why we love Aysha Jones Aysha Jones is an award winning social activist turnt entrepreneur becoming a fashion, beauty and media maven. Based in Stockholm, Sweden with origins from The Gambia, West Africa working with international brands and clients.She’s the founder of many groundbreaking platforms such as The LeNoir agency, Creative week (former Africa fashion …

2017 Power List

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2017 – A List of Our Own©

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2017 – A List of Our Own© 2017 Black Women in Europe™ Power List from Black Women in Europe View and share on SlideShare and YouTube.