2019 - Ongoing
This project focuses on the effect of climate change on people living with albinism (PWA) in Nigeria and also the myth and stereotypes associated with albinos eating salt. With each passing day, climate change is becoming more than just a verbal phenomenon and it has affected people across the world in various ways. In Nigeria, the heat wave has reached unbearable levels on several occasions and the rainy season cannot clearly be juxtaposed from the dry season. The ripple effects of climate change is affecting a sect of people greatly. Persons living with albinism are dying at an alarming rate due to the deteriorating weather conditions emanating from the global climate change which makes them find life extremely difficult, as they cannot stand high temperatures.
There is a huge miseducation on how to live with albinism and due to a high rate of illiteracy around the country, several myths regarding people living with albinism are often spread. One of them is the consumption of salt. Many Nigerians believe persons living with albinism should not consume salty foods, because it is believed to cause the proliferation of dark spots all over the albino skin, this is a myth because it is scientifically false albinos can consume salt. Symptoms caused by extreme heat wave are mostly misinterpreted as symptoms gotten from eating salt. While sticking with this misinformation, the affected albino dies. I want my deftness at handling the unjustly segregated group to show that albinism is not what it has been made out to be - a construct. That the lack of melanin is not an impediment. I want people to understand that it is always preferable to discuss the matter of albinism in a non-judgmental way. I want the world to understand the climate change in recent time has not been favorable to people living with albinism. tells a story of people who live their lives against the myth molded by people, against the change that is happening with the environment, against the myth from eating salt and the heat of the sun.