Subi - 20 - Intersectional feminist and Pesky Dame - Big ol' lefty - etc

 

Celebratory nearly-finished-my-fucking-dissertation doughnut

Celebratory nearly-finished-my-fucking-dissertation doughnut

It may be rough and need hella spellchecking and referencing and editing for word count but I just wrote the fucking conclusion to my dissertation and I’m in my bed ready to cry ughhh FINALLYYYY

itwillnotprotectyou:

~*afrocentric queen latifah looks~*

I’m gonna cry ugh you are wonderful

I can’t recall another period with such a wide-ranging mainstream presence as this Carefree Black Girl archetype. You may recognize it as Willow Smith rocking a pink Mohawk, Corinne Bailey Rae sauntering around Paris, Janelle Monáe serving android realness, and 100% of Solange Knowles’ life on Instagram.

I don’t know if any of these ladies would identify as such, but their influence is deeply felt and appreciated in CFBG spaces. They exhibit the qualities we all cherish to a wider audience that isn’t regularly exposed to the multitudes of black female creativity.


While the visual presence of Carefree Black Girls is exciting, some might wonder what would prompt such a hyper-specific expression. By putting the word “carefree” front and center, it’s making a statement that we don’t want to be solely defined by hardships and stereotypes so we can enjoy our lives as we please. Carefree should not be mistaken with careless. This particular audience is equally exposed to content exploring identity, culture, and history and its implications on them. There’s a clear reverence for the difficulties they might face but an equal focus on embracing the qualities that make them unique and beautiful. The idea also embodies not letting an outside gaze rule the way you express yourself.

Overall, I think Carefree Black Girl is a lovely and much-needed step in the right direction when it comes to exploring black identities. There may be concern that it lends itself to a passing trend or restrictive roles, but fear not. The absolute worst case scenario is that girls might start wearing floral headbands and feeling great about themselves. And, that sounds like a pretty magical prospect, if you ask me.

Who Exactly Is “The Carefree Black Girl”?

By Jamala Johns 

(via loveisthenewpunk)

(Source: refinery29.com)

blackgirlcrisis:

9021heaux:

that ‘good hair’ mentality is still strong in the natural hair community and in a sneaky type way and no one wants to admit it 

yep

obsessiforge:

allgoodthingsflowintothecity:

lumos5001:

aflawedfashion:

The Doctor wouldn’t.  He’d find another way.

and the thing is Moffat is 100% right because regardless of if he called himself “The Doctor” during the Time War he was still the Doctor deep deep down and in the end he saves lives, and he saved his people

"I lack the creativity to imagine characters being forced to make difficult choices, especially since my understanding of said characters is surface-deep at best. Sometimes I think about writing real emotional consequences to things, but then I remember how much easier it would be to avoid consequences whatsoever with some bizarre winding hole-filled plot. I am a professional writer who overcomes difficulty writing a scene by shoving in a contrived loophole so I don’t have to write it. Please punch me in the face."

curvellas:

but if you criticize social justice and online activism more than you criticize oppressive systems y o u   a r e   a   t e r r i b l e   h u m a n   b e i n g

Styling a bright Men’s button down shirt!

Shirt- Forever 21 Men

Cardigan- Thirfted (as always) ;)

Faux Leather Leggings- Karma

Shoes: Micheal Antonio

Bag- Aldo Accessories

(Source: tropiicalpunch)

titotansey:

If you’re pro abortion with caveats, or pro choice in most situations or don’t mind but not comfortable on those terms, then you need to accept that you fundamentally believe you are better placed to judge a pregnancy situation than the woman that’s in it, and are so sure of that, that you would have her legally prevented from accessing the medical care she needs. And then you need to accept that that’s disgusting.

raptorific:

Swear to god, some guys are terrified that girls are faking common interests to impress them and act really hostile towards anyone they even SUSPECT of doing such a thing

but then they turn around and fake a whole friendship in the hopes of getting sex out of girls, and get mad at them when it doesn’t work

and they super do not see the irony in that

I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

"Are there genetic differences between men and women? Explain why more men are in science."

(via we-are-star-stuff)

(Source: magnius159)

awesome-everyday:

blackbabesupremacy:

blipsterinsverige:

paulamaf2013:

nikkisshadetree:

paulamaf2013:

odinsblog:

Sometimes #BlackTwitter gets it right, and other times Black twitter gets it really right

I was down for Pharrell, but he is in sore need of a thorough dragging to rid him of his White-gaze thirst and tacit respectability politics BS. I mean, what’s next, an “Accidental Racist” duet with LL?

Honorable mention to @LouMinoti:

image

Pharrell needs to come out and clarify this shit before everyone forgets him….Money corrupts some, for real……

Pharrell is a dummy for this shit.

FOR REAL….SMH

'it's not about pigmentation but mentality….'

????????????????

whiney crying arse fool. that happy song must have got to his head and turned him into a wastefool. ugh

Basically what Miley said with her black is a vibe bull shit. I’m not here for either of them.

He’s a tool, but I already bought Happy. Phew, glad he got ig’nant after I gave him money because that’s a good song y’all.

queerliterarysuperhero:

ursxc:

swiftingthrough:

cheekyanthony:

swiftingthrough:

period pains makes me want to jump off a cliff

periods arent that bad you’re overexaggerating

i will bleed on everything you love

image

image

http://the-gingerdancer.tumblr.com/post/83294974927/mailmanwonthelottery-the-mail-on-sunday-are-a

somekindofblogthing:

the-gingerdancer:

loveislikedeathithappenstousall:

mailmanwonthelottery:

image

The Mail on Sunday are a bunch of fucking scumbags.

THEY FUCKING STOLE FROM A FOOD BANK IN ORDER TO MAKE A STORY FOR THEIR SHITTY GODDAMN NEWSPAPER.

THIS IS LITERALLY ILLEGAL.

Not only are they a bunch of fucking shitheads, they’re terrible journalists as well….

OMG SOME POSED AS A FAMILY DAD WITH CHILDREN WHO WERE HUNGRY AND THEY GAVE THEM FOOOD???
AT A FOOD BANK???????

Yup. Welcome to the scum that is the DM. 

Never underestimate how low the Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday will sink. They are the scum underneath the scum.