I love my skin!Do you all understand how important this is? Do you?
So many dark skinned girls will look at this—or have seen this and will feel, even if by a little, better about themselves.
Sometimes all a kid needs is validation from someone who is just a little bit like them in some way or form (you know that word “representation”?) so they can easily believe and SEE they, too, can get to that level of whatever in their life. In this case a girl can say, “hey she’s dark like me and loves her skin. I can too!”
It’s one thing for someone in their everyday life to shower them with love and assurance that they’re fine in the skin they’re in, but it’s another thing to actually bare witness to it in the media you consume. It’s not just your mom being nice to you. The world thinks you’re fine the way you are too.
This is so important. They need to see women like this everywhere. They need to see themselves saying they love what society says they should hate. They NEED, TO, SEE, THIS.
It’s revolutionary to say you love what you got and didn’t ask for despite the world telling you otherwise.
So bless Sesame Street, man.
The Whip My Hair bit from Willow and now the loving your skin color bit with Lupita makes them a SUPER important children’s program.
Back from the dead 🙏
A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society. Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.
Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:
I don’t know who any of these folks are.
They were tourists I presume.
But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.
"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."
There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.
The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”
One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.
There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”
"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’
i was tagged by kaleidosc0pelogic ~ xoxooo XD
you can tell a lot about a person from their music playlist. put your ipod on shuffle and list the first 20 songs, then tag up to 10 otha ppl.
1. Hit A Lick - ZelooperZ
2. Acid Rain - Chance The Rapper
3. Finnuck - Katie Got Bandz
4. Dub Sac -…
1. M.I.A.- Warriors
2. Fugee-la-la- The Fugees
3. Bif Naked- Moment of Weakness
4. Lauryn Hill- Do Woop
5. Hunter Eats Hunter- Chevelle
6. The Distillers- Drain the Blood
7. Kanye West- Work Out Plan
8. Janelle Monea- Tight Rope
9. Rihanna- Cockiness
10. Public Enemy- 911 is a Joke
11. Jon J- Criminals of Permission
12. Jimi Hendrix- Machine Gun
13. Sade- Soldier of Love
14. Nina Simone- Feeling Good
15. M.I.A.- Tell Me Why
17. Incubus- Sick, Sad, Little World
18. Clasixx- What you waiting for?
19. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Soft Shock
20. SchoolBoy Q- Studio
I hate a “send me a pic” ass nigga, a when I say I’m laying down he say “without me” ass nigga, can’t hold a convo but can talk about sex for hours ass nigga, ain’t tryna take you out but wanna chill ass nigga, “what are you wearing” ass nigga. Sick of these niggas
DAMN SON WHERE’D YOU FIND THIS
Kaine by Stephanie Yt
Just a reminder
What was their reasoning? That it was over stepping the private sectors rights to be dicks?