This Wednesday, February 8, users were surprised to see the famous Google logo completely changed. The Silicon Valley giant displayed a very colorful new logo with a woman little known to the general public at its center. For what ? Who is she ? We explain to you.
This Wednesday morning, you have certainly seen the Google logo banner to be pink, green and blue with a woman in its center . An unexpected change for a good reason and a great opportunity! The famous American search engine has become accustomed to customize your Doodle in order to highlight a personality linked to the news. Today, if it's Haitian-American Mama Cax's turn, it's because we celebrate 'Black History Month' in February ( Black History Month ).
This commemoration takes place every year in the United States and Canada in February. The month of birth of two emblematic personalities related to the subject: Abraham Lincoln (the president who abolished slavery) and Frédérick Douglass (great activist for the abolition of slavery). This is an opportunity to return to the central role of blacks in the history of these two countries. Mama Cax, for her part, had a very short life. She died at the age of 30 . However, she marked a generation through her commitment and her struggles. A model to discover!
Born in New York, young Cacsmy Brutus (her real name) grew up in Haiti . At the age of 14, he was diagnoses a malignant bone tumor as well as lung cancer. Doctors give him no more than three weeks to live. However, two years later, she is right leg amputee and is still standing. It will take her three years to regain self-confidence and to have hidden, at the beginning, her prosthesis. At university, she changed her name to Mama Cax. Very sporty, she takes up basketball in a wheelchair . She also practiced athletics and participated in the New York Marathon.
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Despite her amputation, she does not give up her dream of being a model one day. She keeps a blog where she tells her story, displays her love for fashion with always neat and colorful outfits. His trademark. And it works. She is noted for her audacity and her iron will. In 2017, Mama Cax integrate l'agence Jag Models and begins to have contracts. She stands out at the Chromat fashion show where she parades in a swimsuit without fear of showing everyone her handicap . Designer, Becca McCharen, fights for inclusion in the fashion world by stepping outside of classic beauty models. Moreover, the young activist did not hesitate to post photos of her on her Instagram account without a prosthesis.
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She also collaborated with Sephora and used her notoriety to convey the message of acceptance of her body as it is. In 2019, she is unfortunately swept away by cancer. Rihanna will then discuss ' a queen. A strength. A powerful beauty who brought her strength to the Savage X Fenty scene (...) inspiring so many around the world '. She deserves, in any case, to be put on the front of the stage and to be known.Source journaldesfemmes.fr