Sunday, April 29, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Its been a long day, as usual. Im on my way to work in this pic. I had school, paper, work, by my friend guy's house for shots after work. I didnt get off until 1130 pm and I'm just getting home......now more assignments *sigh*...the usual. Whats keeping me going?? Ambition! Goodnight!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I see the Kony 2012 "campaign" nonsense has died down. Any opinions on it now? Is your opinion of the campaign and Invisible Children any different than it was when you first heard about it?
I'll make this short. I expressed my skepticism when the Kony2012 campaign video went viral. The youtube video was propaganda-esque and anyone who has ever had an encounter with an aggressive salesman could see that in the video. Again, I just think people want to be in the know and feel as though they are well informed about world issues....and thats fine as long as youre well informed on the correct information...not misleading, pseudo-political/social truths televised to grab the attention of and play on the emotions of people who just want to be "in the know."
Monday, April 16, 2012
I'm tuning out my professor as I blog. I've been uploading a lot of pics lately because how I feel and what I think is kind of hard to put into words right now and I don't want to expose anyone to word vomit. Anyway, I'm sure this inability to express what I think/feel has everything to do with the fact that I innately over-analyze everything. Ever since I was a child, I felt the need to understand everything in depth. Even with school, my professor can mention something briefly just to make a point but I'll go home and research this "thing" just so I can make more sense of it. I'm obsessed with trying to make sense of everything but at the same time, I'm well aware that some things just don't make sense. Sometimes, I annoy myself. Then there is the feeling of being right about something that you wish you weren't right about. That's vague, I know. What's said about ignorance has to be true, it must be bliss. Sometimes I just wish my brain would shut up (if that makes any sense.) Ok, I feel the urge to ramble.............
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Spoken word.Foggy darkness.B flat half note.Heat.Red wine.Red kisses.Deep brown skin.Deeper brown eyes.Curves.Seductive stares.Bitten lips.Immoral thoughts.Nervous laughter.Uncouth tongues.Unspoken desires.Temptation.Submission...
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Dear Beautiful ...: Beauty 101: Tips for Healthy Skin: Jourdan Dunn I am in love with supermodel, Jourdan Dunn's skin! She has such a natural glow and smoothness to her skin which only enhan...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
George Zimmerman To Be Charged In Trayvon Martin Shooting: Report (UPDATE) - The Huffington Post
Still a long way to go though!
Such a beautiful bird! The female peahen is pretty too but I love the colors of the male. They symbolize many things in many cultures, religions, literature etc around the world. I had a dream I was running from one last night (which I would never do) lol. The albino peacock is cool too!
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008) - IMDb
Of course, I teared up at the end. Im uber sensitive about anything Holocaust related. Ive been like that ever since I first learned about the Holocaust as a child. Truly moving film.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
[I, Being Born a Woman and Distressed]
By all the needs and notions of my kind,
Am urged by your propinquity to find
Your person fair, and feel a certain zest
To bear your body's weight upon my breast:
So subtly is the fume of life designed,
To clarify the pulse and cloud the mind,
And leave me once again undone, possessed.
Think not for this, however, the poor treason
Of my stout blood against my staggering brain,
I shall remember you with love, or season
My scorn wtih pity, -- let me make it plain:
I find this frenzy insufficient reason
For conversation when we meet again.
Monday, April 9, 2012
*No, I'm not generalizing in regards to slavery. I'm being specific here.Yes, I know that blacks were not the only race of slaves and whites were not the only race of slave owners.
*I left a lot of specifics out because I wanted to focus on one thing. I hate to do this, but I'll assume that readers know the REAL history of slavery (not what they teach you in school) as well as the genetic history of man.
Is this just history repeating itself? Is this why we hate our dark skin? Is this why we separate ourselves from one another according to skin color? Is this why lighter skinned blacks are revered? Is this why dark skinned blacks want "mixed" babies so bad?.
Ever since I was a child, I've witnessed this "war." I'm sure a lot of us deeper brown girls have experienced the reality of colorism. I know I have. I was never bullied or anything in school because of it but as I got older, I started to really understand what this separation was all about. In my teens this war finally had a name. In my late teens this war had a face. The faces were all black; all beautiful but so insecure...so hurt....so confused...so ignorant. Now that creeping out of my mid 20's into my late 20's I understand where all this self hatred is coming from. I can see why the little dark girl wants lighter skin and will do anything to get it. Even damage the beautiful dark skin that she already has. I understand why these cosmetic companies are making so much money from products that promise to lighten skin fast. I understand why some of our darker skinned black men don't want to father darker babies so they wont date/marry/have children with girls of their own deep brown color. I understand why the mixed baby is automatically gorgeous and the darker baby is just cute......for a dark skinned baby. I understand why people are lying about their race because mixed males and females are seen as exotic and highly sought after to produce "pretty" babies. I see it now and I hate it.
How do we fix this? How can we celebrate our dark skin without being told that we are just bitter, black women with a grudge against society? How can we celebrate our dark skin when not celebrating light skin makes you a "hater"..??
I love my brown skin and I'll celebrate it no matter what. I dare you to celebrate with me. Will you?
I Cant wait to see this!
Sunday, April 8, 2012
This is why I love thrifting. My babe (cant say gf...cant say ex....i know. Complicated huh?) Spotted this at the thrift store yesterday & showed it to me. Of course we both love it and yes, the price tag doesnt lie. It was $3. I think its a 10x13
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I love Love. It's a beautiful concept. I understand it's depth; it's complicity.
"Love is cursed by monogamy"
When I say I understand Love's depth, I mean it. Love is usually thought of as one man and one woman who love each other enough to reproduce then skip off holding hands into the sunset. That idea of love, I understand and respect but I really think that only touches Love's surface. I was in a monogamous relationship, which I think is the right relationship type for me BUT I totally understand Love on other levels. For example, polyamorous relationships or polygamy.
If having more than one mate/wife/husband makes people happy, why not? The "right" way to love for you may not be the right way to love for someone else. Remember, truth is subjective; as is Love. I don't like the moral standard of Love being based on, via comparison to, just heterosexual, monogamous relationships. Everyone isn't the same so it's ridiculous to expect everyone to love the same. That's like saying "ok you have blonde hair. I have black hair. My eyes are brown but yours are blue. I like skating and you hate it. I'm an introvert but you're extremely social. Those differences are ok but Love is supposed to be just............ ". No! if humans can be different in that many ways, why can't we be different when it comes to our ideas of Love....??
To be cont'd
I wore this to run errands for the first half of the day. This was before the midday drinking with my bestie. Oh how I love animal print!
What I'm wearing:
-animal print cardigan
-vintage salmon blouse
-black F21 denim jeans
-black gold chain loafers
-black Nine West faux leather bag
Friday, April 6, 2012
What I'm wearing
-Blue "denim" chambray mens Express shirt
- American Eagle boot cut jeans
-tawny, chunky heel platforms from Urban Outfitters
- faux leather, animal print bag from Target
-army fatigue ball cap
-vintage inspired cat-eye glasses
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I don't normally upload grainy pics but I must document my progress. I was doing some exercising the other week and I like what I see. Still Team No Soda. All water & juice, more fish, and I'm taking my daily vitamins! Go me! Lol