something for the ladies (and gay boys)
(via black-culture)Source: black-culture
Are you kidding me? How on earth could a day where girls and women are encouraged to post and share photos of their braless breasts and to walk around with their nipples poking through their shirts be “supportive” for women who are living with or who have died from breast cancer?
I think the answer is simple. It is not.
Like so many women — and men — who have faced this disease, I have lost my breasts to cancer. Though I had a terrific surgeon, it was a physically and emotionally disfiguring surgery.
(via thesapiosexual)Source: ethiopienne
Have you seen any changes in the industry in the issues of race, the issue of being a woman, and now being a woman over fifty?
Oh shit. Miss Alfre went there.
Which is exactly where she should’ve gone. Where everybody should be, really.
Because a phenomenal debut in a big movie leads to even better roles for white actresses but for black actresses that may be the one and only huge role you get during the course of your career.the only” African ” woman. Hollywood will give movies to. is Chalize theron…
(via thesapiosexual)Source: zachmcgowan
I’m sure I speak for many Africans when I say, “Africa doesn’t want you!! Stay there in Australia and we already speak English!!”
One of my followers asked me to post this on their behalf. A white girl in Australia’s “African” themed 21st birthday party, which she titled “This is Africa…. my 21st :)”
Attendees were all asked to wear “African themed” clothing to depict the continent and this is what resulted… blackface, elephant and gorilla costumes, warpaint, native American headdresses (?!) and more…. I’m at a loss for words.
And yes, this is from 2013.
The girl posted the pictures proudly and flatly refused to take them down when confronted by another individual about how they were racist apparently. Pictures were reported to facebook weeks ago and they still have not been taken down.
In case you ever wanted to know how white folks saw us black Africans… here you go.
EDIT: The girl who hosted the party posted a response to this: here.
Always dressed in a mixture of township cool and sartorial chic styles, the trio that make up the Soweto and Sandton-based style and photography collective who operate under the title ‘I SEE A DIFFERENT YOU' have provided us with some of the coolest and most refreshing images of everyday folks documenting their interactions with the environments they live in and the people they meet.
Comprised of twin brothers Innocent and Justice Mukheli, and their friend Vuyo Mpantsha, I SEE A DIFFERENT YOU’s aim is simply to show the story of their Soweto (and wherever else they travel to). Because what you see, of course, is not the only story of Soweto, but that of three individuals living in Soweto.
Watch them tell their stories at TEDxSoweto.
(via glitterandcliches)Source: dynamicafrica