WHAT DID I JUST WATCH - Vine by Gio Volpe

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Who should I draw next? Mamoru and the cats? Chibiusa and the Outer Senshis? Queen Beryl and the Dark Kingdom guys? halp
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do you ever just sit around and think I’m in my twenties.


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War Witch

A film by Kim Nguyen

Komona (Rachel Mwanza), a 14 year old girl, tells her unborn child the story of how she became a rebel. It all began when she was 12; kidnapped by the rebel army, she was forced to carry a AK 47 and kill. Her only escape and friend is Magician (Serge Kanyinda), a 15 year old boy who wants to marry her. Despite the horrors and daily grind of war, Komona and Magician fall in love.They thought they had escaped the war, but fate decided otherwise. In order to survive, Komona will need to return to where she came from and make amends with her past.

Around them, war rages on…. A tale set in Sub-Saharan Africa, KOMONA is a love story between two young souls caught in a violent world yet filled with beauty and magic.

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Mardi Gras ‘14
“If you blame Native American communities for their poverty, remember that the entire continent was stolen from them.
If you blame Black American communities for their relative poverty, remember that Black Americans were stolen from a continent, trafficked, and enslaved for nearly 300 years.
Tell me again about how your family ‘started from nothing’ when they immigrated. Didn’t they start from whiteness? Seems like a pretty good start.
The American Dream required dual genocides, but tell me again about fairness and equal opportunity. Tell me about democracy, modeled after the Iroquois Confederacy. Tell me your proud heritage, and I will show you the violence that made it so.”
— (via nativnuance)

via Kim Katrin Crosby 

Keynote Speaker for LGBTQ History Month at Dartmouth, on September 30, 2013 


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I’m so thankful this exist.

this video is so importanttt omgg I like this person!!!




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This kid is hilarious!

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Q: sorry if I seem stupid but what did the natural hair post (that the natural hair movement os a way of celebrating not having nappy hair) suggest? I tried to read it over but didn't really get it?


Its not a stupid question at all, I think it’s important to note that the quote stated that’s what the movement has “become” and is not what the entire movement has always been about. From my perspective, I think the movement has been heavily commercialized and is more about glorifying softer textured hair and pushing unnecessary products on women. 

A lot of the popular bloggers/vloggers video content focus on the hundreds of different ways you can manipulate your hair texture and curl pattern, while pushing hair products that claim to make your hair more  ”manageable.” All those kinds of trigger words, “manageable,” “soft” “conditioned”  are all little micro aggressions against “nappy” It’s completely counter productive to what the movement is supposed to be about. 

There’s an obvious preference for women with softer textures, they’ve become the forefront of the movement. Our black hair is very diverse, no two textures are alike and ironically there’s an extreme lack of representation within the natural hair movement and these ladies are all — unintentionally —- selling a misconception that if you follow their regimen or use the products they do then you too can get huge soft 3a hair like them! Which is of course fucking ridiculous. It doesn’t matter how much Shea Moisture products you use or how often you do twists outs, your 4c will always be a 4c. 

and with any movement that gains mainstream attention, almost every major hair brand/company has jumped on the “natural hair” bandwagon and are now developing “organic” products marketed specifically to the black woman. Which sounds like progress right? But — not even getting into whether or not their products are legitimately “natural” or “organic” — most of the marketing material, from commercials to print ads to even the packaging are all the fucking same. It’s the same racially ambiguous, light caramel skin toned, 3a-3c’d textured hair women and again this lack of proper representation is perpetuated.

Which, to me, is so fucking depressing because here we have a movement made for us by us and its initial mission and intent was to celebrate the various ways we are black and nappy, and the women who are still holding these values true are being drowned out and instead we have this overexposed, slightly whitewashed “natural hair movement” thrown back in our face. Like this isn’t progress and it’s important that we recognize that. Even if we are a fan of the movement, even if the movement has done some amazing things for our personal lives, it’s important that we allow ourselves to step back and critically analyze even the things that mean a lot to us, because we got to be able to call a spade a spade in order to make room for real growth as a people

 I also want to note that this is just my critical observation and it doesn’t represent what the entire movement is about, they’re plenty of amazing women pioneering natural hair and are serving as amazing role models to thousands of women all around the world, This is just me looking at the movement critically with the hope for improvement. 

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