We've only just met but doesn't it look like we have the most special of bonds? Connecting comes so naturally to us. #canoodlingforchrist #whatsyournameagain #igotyoubabe #inthenameofjesus #caniborrowyourbaby #sweet #tender #facetoface #friendlyfaceoff #hideyokidshideyoorphans #wheredemorphansat #whitesavior #instabond
We’ve all seen it before.
As respectable as it is to lend your time for volunteer work, there’s always people who appear to be doing it for the ‘Gram rather than for the people. In parody of this, two 20-somethings have created “Barbie Savior” – a hilarious account that uses Barbie to mock insincere volunteer selfies in Africa.
@barbiesavior is a 20-year-old service volunteer in Africa, documenting her journey to save children through self-serving selfies. The anonymous creators started the satirical account as a way to make fun of their own experiences.
Above all, Barbie Savior lampoons the “white savior complex,” a term used to describe white Westerners who travel abroad to swoop in and “save” impoverished people of color in developing countries.
The account takes notice of those volunteers who go out of their way to post selfies with children they don’t know, as well as the tendency to overestimate the impact of their work.
Check out a few of @barbiesavior’s images below.
At first, she was scared of my white skin. But I know we will learn each other. We are bound together by spirit and our humanity. And now, by cloth. I feel like mothering all of this country's children. I was chosen for this! #babygotback #mybackthatis #tickettoride #morningworkout #trim4Him #squatdatot #notmybaby #yet
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the fly covered African child, to me: I lift my face to the sky to usher them home into my arms. #maybeonedaytheywillmakeastatueofme #saviorstatue #libertylovin #humblehugs #theagilityofhumility #imonlyone #buticanhugmany #letthelittlechildrencometome #justlikejesus #greatwhitehope #hugsforhumanity
Thanks so much @heather.heywood.makeup.artist for convicting me and inspiring me to take the next step in my work here. You are right. The lack of high heels in this country is devastating. So today, one heel at a time, I am changing the face of Africa as we know it. #heelsforthemosthigh #clipclopdontstop #changemysole #offensifabulous #healingheels #heels4realz #barbiesavior #heelsyeah
Only hours after landing I knew that I needed no more time to make a permanent, life-long decision. One week later, I committed. The country of Africa has captured my heart, and now, my heart has captured Africa! "Te Amo" means "love" in African. #africatatonawhitegirl #noregrets #forlife #myheart #mysoul #loveothers #loveonorphans #called #change #soul #africa #whitesavior #hero #reddirt #orphans #blessed #tenderheart #twoworlds #oneheart #greatwhitehope #disciplethestreets #mission #hereiamlord #blessed #purpose #thirdworld #stayprayedup #wheredemorphansat
This is pretty great and unfortunately, accurate.
SOURCE: Mashable | PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram
13 Photos You Won’t See Of Volunteers Cleaning Up The Streets Of Baltimore
1. People sweeping and cleaning up the area in front of the Check Cashing store that was looted Monday night after Freddie Gray’s funeral in Baltimore.Source:Getty 1 of 13
2. A worker from the local laundromat sits in the store following the riots in Baltimore.Source:Getty 2 of 13
3. People take part in cleaning up the wrecked buildings in Baltimore.Source:Getty 3 of 13
4. A security officer walks through a looted check cashing store in Baltimore.Source:Getty 4 of 13
5. Two men help move a door from a looted store in Baltimore.Source:Getty 5 of 13
6. A little girl helps clean up a looted CVS Pharmacy in Baltimore.Source:Getty 6 of 13
7. Women take part in recovering Baltimore by cleaning up the front of the local cash checking store.Source:Getty 7 of 13
8. Volunteers clean up the looted CVS in Baltimore.Source:Getty 8 of 13
9. More volunteers help clean a looted mall lot in Baltimore.Source:Getty 9 of 13
10. Friends and pedestrians help clean up a looted store in Baltimore.Source:Getty 10 of 13
11. A man takes a selfie with a National Guard Officer Tuesday morning as others help clean up the city.Source:Getty 11 of 13
12. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake talks to civilians after Monday’s riots.Source:Getty 12 of 13
13. Congressman Elijah Cummings listens to people on the street Tuesday morning in Baltimore.Source:Getty 13 of 13
Parody Account “White Savior Barbie” Brilliantly Mocks Insincere Volunteer Selfies In Africa was originally published on globalgrind.com