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This wool scarf has me feeling like some lightskint cozypunk Nefertiti. It’s my favorite thing to wrap my locs in at the moment.

This wool scarf has me feeling like some lightskint cozypunk Nefertiti. It’s my favorite thing to wrap my locs in at the moment.

Posted 1 month ago with 48 notes
Feeling negative, but I have big hair and big earrings to make me feel better. A special thanks to the kind folks at Saint Sabrina’s for mailing these to my piercer in a Diablo-forsaken state!

Feeling negative, but I have big hair and big earrings to make me feel better. A special thanks to the kind folks at Saint Sabrina’s for mailing these to my piercer in a Diablo-forsaken state!

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curly-essence:

Ayesha
©Nadine Ijewere

curly-essence:

Ayesha

©Nadine Ijewere

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natureisthegreatestartist:

Do you know the name of this tropical fruit? It’s called rambutan. I’d like to taste one. How about you?

Rambutan is delicious. I got some for 35 baht per kilo last year.

natureisthegreatestartist:

Do you know the name of this tropical fruit? It’s called rambutan. I’d like to taste one. How about you?

Rambutan is delicious. I got some for 35 baht per kilo last year.

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Anonymous: What are you mixed with? 0.0 you are absolutely gorgeous.

Oh, thank you; I am black and white.

Posted 3 months ago with 0 notes
"Try to say nothing negative about anybody for three days, for forty-five days, for three months. See what happens to your life."
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siddharthasmama:

gynocraticgrrl:

"It’s not anything inherent in the human psyche to judge people based upon their skin color, there’s nothing in our DNA that suggest that one shade of color is superior or inferior to another. But it’s all a politically and sociologically determined phenomenon." - Dr. Ronald Boutelle, Ph.D., Psy.D, Psychologist

Documentary: Dark Girls (2011)

file under: reasons why i will never give a fuck about my fellow light skinned brothers and sisters crying that people always calling us ‘exotic’ and ‘beautiful’ and assuming we’re bi-racial is as bad as or the same as the above. I’ve never had any of these degrading, insensitive, hurtful words hurled at me and I’ll never know the pain they cause.

Yes, absolutely. This documentary is excellent, and everyone who has the opportunity should consider watching it.

Although anti-blackness does pervade the lives of those of us who are lighter-skinned, colorism does come down and swing harder at those who are darker, and it’s important to recognize that privilege.

Is it fun to be called the same names people use to describe animals and cars? Exotic? So mysterious that people ask “what” you are? No, but those fetishizing words arguably suggest some degree of aesthetic acceptance.

When people choose you over others because the way they look is supposedly uglier or less desirable according to a racist cultural media narrative, that’s a privilege.

Lighter-skinned black folks do share many struggles as darker-skinned ones, but they are not the same across the board, so it’s important to keep that in mind and respect that.

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yellow-carnations:

To my stretched septum folk, where can I get a smaller (length/height) 10g curved barbell or retainer for fairly cheap but good quality? I have to hide my septum for work but I still want to stretch up and a 10g isn’t a size I plan to stay at.
I bought a set of four curved barbells from Spencer’s for around $15, merely because it was convenient, but I’m just wondering if I’d be better off ordering it online or just ordering a 10g to my local hot topic or Spencer’s.

Here is a link to economy no-flare plugs of all sizes. I prefer no-flares to retainers or barbells, because they don’t take up a lot of space in my nose, are very cheap, and I don’t have to fiddle with threaded ends.

Posted 4 months ago with 3 notes
Describe natural hair in ONE word

untouchmyhair:

celestial-fox:

Choice.

Your choice to keep. Your choice to color. Your choice to straighten. Your choice to braid. Your choice to twist. Your choice to extend. Your choice to weave.

I will not create a good black woman/bad black woman dichotomy based on hair. We are beyond that. We can uplift each other.

Natural hair is a choice, and non-natural hair—while often a choice—sometimes is not. Some do not have the luxury. Love each other. Respect each other.

*puts hands on hips and gives the mama face* I said ONE word. Lol

My one word was “choice,” and because I knew many would question why, I explained my reasoning in the same post.

Describe natural hair in ONE word

untouchmyhair:

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Choice.

Your choice to keep. Your choice to color. Your choice to straighten. Your choice to braid. Your choice to twist. Your choice to extend. Your choice to weave.

I will not create a good black woman/bad black woman dichotomy based on hair. We are beyond that. We can uplift each other.

Natural hair is a choice, and non-natural hair—while often a choice—sometimes is not. Some do not have the luxury. Love each other. Respect each other.

two-browngirls:

NIZAAD PHOTOGRAPHY

I was instantly spell-bound when I came across Nizaad’s picture of her stood in a field with her arms stretched out as if embracing or surrendering. Here are a few of my favourites from her photostream that moved me. Most of her photographs are filled with fantasy or an almost haunting sense of wonder that just pulls me in. 

Check out the rest of her great work on Flickr

- S

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cadolicious:

iraffiruse:

The Quokka

That is the happiest looking creature I have ever seen.

"Africa is not an UNDERdeveloped continent, it is an OVERexploited one."
— Dean Steed @daughterofzami (via daughterofzami)

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