Black Girl Supremacy: Zendaya & The Doll that Smelled of Patchouli Oil

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This post would be in vain if I didn’t begin by saying that I am beyond proud of Zendaya for all of her accomplishments thus far. Navigating your way throughout a treacherous industry while maintaining a strong sense of self is commendable and very appreciated.

Zendaya has successfully balanced two hit television series, a music career, a clothing line and several other business endeavors.

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, known mononymously as Zendaya, is the 19 year old superstar taking the world by storm. Zendaya’s list of accomplishments is endless and her exuberant spirit has resonated through it all.

Recently, Zendaya and Fashion Police host, Giuliana Rancic made headlines when Rancic attacked Zendaya’s Oscar’s fashion by saying that while she admires Zendaya’s fashion sense, she found her long locks to appear “really heavy – it overwhelms her, and it’s just too boho.” She then made peace-sign symbols and went on to say that “Zendaya is more high-fashion. The hair to me on her is making her a little more boho. Like I feel like she smells like patchouli oil. Or weed.” 

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Amber Rose, The Slut Walk & The Walk of No Shame

Amber Rose is a feminist and just know, that by saying Amber Rose’s version feminism is too one dimensional is as revelatory as saying she dated Kanye.

Recently, Amber Rose (and her best friend, Blac Chyna) have been making headlines all over the nation following the announcement of Amber Rose’s SlutWalk and the release of her free-spirited skit in collaboration with Internet sensation, “Funny or Die”, entitled “The Walk of No Shame”.  Amber Rose made an announcement on Twitter this past summer, that she’ll be leading her very own SlutWalk. The SlutWalk concept is not one created by Rose. SlutWalk is a transnational movement of protest marches, which originated on April 3, 2011, in Toronto, Ontario. There were subsequent rallies following the initial march, all over the world. During a SlutWalk, participants come together to protest against explaining or excusing rape by referring to any aspect of a woman’s appearance, and the ultimate call for an end to rape culture. Overall, the goal of a SlutWalk has grown and thrived and Rose is now using it to promote the provocative, unapologetic movement for total Women’s empowerment. The Website for Amber’s SlutWalk states that proceeds and donations will go towards ” bringing this event to life with on-site services such as HIV testing, sexual awareness booths, food vendors, merchandise vendors and a host of other services. But most importantly, your donation will support our foundation and groups and organizations of women who have been subject to slut shaming, a lack of double implication of double standards, sexual assault and even rape.” 

While researching Amber Rose’s latest business venture, I see that there have been so many articles, tweets and videos shared in regards to Amber’s latest work. I must say, reading the comments is a real downer for me. The slander is atrocious, obnoxious and just damn evil. I think regardless of how you view the role of a woman, the fact will always remain that people live alternative lives and should be respected regardless of another person’s individual beliefs. All the name calling and demeaning phrases are just ruthless for no reason. Every time I’ve heard this woman speak it has come from what I perceive to be a genuine, real place. I don’t understand the angst. I agree with Amber and I interject by saying: Have your “real” woman, but let me live without your constant ridicule of how I see that world in comparison to how you see that world.

Check out this video:

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In this video, a young woman mercilessly slams Amber Rose and condemns her efforts to do what she describes as “promoting whorism”.
After sharing the video on my Facebook page and adding that I disagree with the woman’s sentiments, one of my Facebook friends asked me to elaborate on exactly what I disagreed with.
My answer?
Everything.
I responded with:
She completely misunderstood what Amber Rose is trying to do. Personally, I feel like before you can agree and/or disagree with a movement, you need to understand it. You can’t slam and belittle what you don’t understand. I also disagree with her “Only in America….” comments. We only focus on the fact that “Black women are sexualized & degraded…” but neglect the fact that some women choose to “sexualize” themselves. Amber Rose’s mission wasn’t to promote “whorism”, it’s her form and her method for female empowerment. Regardless of how I personally feel about her execution, this woman has it all backwards.. I support Amber’s goal but I myself would go about it differently. However, I wouldn’t slam her either way. The woman in this video spoke on how Amber Rose perpetuates a certain stereotype but fails to realize that she’s perpetuating and adding to the myth that black women are “competitive” and “can’t get along”.
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It is imperative that in times like these, black women stick together. If we feel the urge to speak on something involving another black woman, it should be done in a sisterly manner, meaning that is should be out of love, true compassion, and genuine concern. I believe that blacks need to keep in mind that issues regarding the black community need to be handled within the black community. It should not be available for white people to agree and/or disagree or co-sign with. It has NOTHING to do with them.
I must say this: we must understand that no one concept exists solely on it’s own. The connotation of slut will always be negative considering that it has been a form of oppression for women for years. No matter how sexually liberated I may be, I don’t want to be called a slut. I am not here to police Amber’s method of female empowerment. I support her GOAL to the fullest extent. However, I’m not sure if it’s the most progressive movement happening right now.
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The SlutWalk in itself is a movement I can’t rock with due to the pitfalls in its philosophy and the way it, like most movements, tends to alienate the universal and incomparable experiences of sexual oppression faced by Black women every where, every day. On Sept. 27, 2011, the members of Black Women’s Blueprint (BWB) published a letter to the organizers of SlutWalk that essentially served d as the relentless read of a lifetime. In the writing, the author breaks down all the parts of SlutWalk’s ideology that are problematic for Black women.
This is why I consistently stress that we need our own units of…everything. I am proud of Amber for taking on such a large platform to combat an even larger issue. This is a woman who has been living her life in the same manner that some “regular” women have but is subjected to so much scrutiny and disrespect because she is living her life in the public eye.
What I would like to see happen is for Amber to really educate herself on the deeper history of black women. That encompasses African women, African-American women, Afro-Latina Women, Caribbean & West Indian Women, Afro-Asian, Afro-Russion and so many more women that are living horrors as a direct result of the diaspora. A platform that is solely for this would mean so much more. But, is Amber even interested in creating a platform and an organization that focuses on these issues and black women in particular.

Black Girl Supremacy: Prime Time Princesses

Taraji P. Henson:Empire on Fox on Wednesdays at 9pm.

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Kerry Washington:Scandal on ABC Thursdays at 9pm.

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Halle Berry: Extant on CBS during the summer

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Nicole Beharie:Sleepy Hollow on Fox on Thursdays at 9pm. It returns October 1.

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Meagan Good:Minority Report on Fox on Mondays at 9pm.

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Gabrielle Union: Being Mary Jane on BET on Tuesdays at 9pm (new time slot). It returns October 20.

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Viola Davis: How To Get Away With Murder on ABC on Thursdays at 10pm.

Carnival Craze: What Marie Claire’s Headline about Rihanna’s Carnival Outfit Means for Black Women

Marie Claire…

Mainstream magazines have the responsibility to show accurate information. The validity of accuracy is subjective and often dependent upon race. For a long time, black people have been designated in a negative light and in a false light- in a light that appeals to the “masses”

I love Carnival celebrations and they exist authentically and thoroughly in the Caribbean and in many other places as well. However, Marie Claire was disrespectfully inaccurate in its characterization of the traditional celebration.

Rihanna was having fun in Carnival and year after year, people have praised her attire but Marie Claire just doesn’t… get it and in their own words they can’t believe she wore a jewel student bra in Barbados.

But let’s be clear, if there were a bunch of white celebrities parading during Crop Over in Barbados wearing the costumes, most of these magazines and media would be praising them and fawning all over them and their love for “culture” (notice they never say which culture when they do these write-ups).
Hell, what is the big difference in Rihanna wearing a studded bra as part of her costume for this festival versus the Victoria Secret models wearing them for their TV runway show around Christmas that these same magazines and the media cover as the “sexiest night on TV”…side eye. Trust me, I’ve experienced Mardi Gras since birth and there was never nearly as many write ups and articles demonizing all the pale pink nipples that was shown for beads…but the excuse of “well they are out of towners. They’re tourists.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the past few years, Rihanna has wowed with her gorgeous ensembles at Carnival.

The Black Woman’s body, in each and every setting has been dehumanized and bullied-
especially when compared to the body of a white “counterpart”. Also, I have no issue with building more of our own institutions, so we can show our stories more effectively in the world. it was just in fun, their college students, etc.” when it is their women. Oh and Rihanna looked beautiful.

What About Planned Parenthood? (Followed By A Lesson On Tact & “Coming For Me”)

Planned Parenthood, Margret Sanger, War on A Black Woman’s Womb, Racism, Eugenics and Tact. This post will talk about the correlation between all of these topics:

I. Tact, & Why You Should NEVER come for me.

II. Planned Parenthood, Margret Sanger, Demonizing The Black Womb, Racism & Eugenics

III. Where do we go from here?

The concept of Planned Parenthood is valuable. The idea that women can have the resource to aid them in partaking in safe sex, be it their choice to use those resources, while also providing testing for STDs and STIs is extremely necessary. But for black women, a program such as Planned Parenthood should be planned, strategized and implemented by black women FOR black women. White women do not and can not possibly fully identify the needs and experiences of any black woman. The history of PP is sketchy and almost haunting within itself. It’s so much more than the multitude of people parading around supporting the organization. PP has roots that delve deep into eugenics, racism and organized genocide.

I. On Tact

I began to do a little more research on the most recent Planned Parenthood scandal after a post I made on Instagram rubbed a few people the wrong way.

After posting a photo saying that “I Stand With Planned Parenthood” (before I found out about the latest incident), I was greeted with some push back. What’s next is a pretty heated Instagram exchange that I had when an angry, bitter single mother slimed her way onto my page in an effort to shut me up. She brings up the name of Margret Sanger, the racist eugenicist who founded Planned Parenthood. After I told the girl that I’d heard of Margret Sanger and eugenics, she couldn’t BELIEVE that I would dare say I stand with Planned Parenthood. She pretty much begged me to not blog about things I was “unlearned” about. Against her wishes, I’m here today but with much more research. The girl failed to realize that 1) I valued the information she gave me. Anyone can tell you, when it comes to me and knowledge- I have NO problem being dragged. I love being dragged when the person who drags me is about real sh*t. What I posted that day was not the Instagram girl’s truth, but it was/is mine. There are STILL aspects of PP that I feel are extremely necessary, especially in our community. It was clear that she has an immense amount of knowledge and wanted to have somewhere to dump it all. Truthfully, I appreciated her, but her delivery was all wrong and she was talking to the right person, the wrong way. I love being told that I am wrong but as I’ve said before 1) I’m not always right and 2) I don’t know everything, nor do I claim to know everything. Also, my blog is fact followed by opinion (unless it’s clearly an opinion or personal post.) Before I post anything, I read, make notes and plan. I realize that I am putting these messages out here for whoever may stumble upon them or better yet, my readers and whomever they  decide to share them with. As a conscious member of the black community, I realize that education is lacking and any chance to educate must be cherish and taken seriously. It’s a gift to receive feedback, it’s a gift to be corrected. It’s amazing to unlearn problematic behavior and to dismantle Europeanized ways of thought. It’s liberating. I’ve been about building moments all while transforming myself. I want to get loose and liberated and I recognize that I can’t do that alone. My environment growing up provided me with a different view of PP than that of the lady I had the exchange with. I only saw what looked to be like voluntary resources that ultimately seemed to benefit the women who willingly went to local PP locations.

But don’t come for me.

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(The blue is the lady from instagram and the green is a friend of mine that promptly joined in) 

I deleted the posts because my followers began coming to attack the single mother that came for me but I did address the issue the next day with a post entitled, Tact

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Yesterday, I made a post in SUPPORT of planned parenthood. A few minutes later, a young lady wrote an unnecessarily long comment on my post about the history of planned parenthood & how if I supported that, then I MUST be stupid. Right? Wrong. Let’s talk about TACT & respect. One thing I know is that the more I learn, the more I realize that I have SO MUCH MORE to learn. But check this, I DONT KNOW EVERYTHING. I DONT CLAIM TO & I AM MORE THAN GRATEFUL TO ACCEPT KNOWLEDGE FROM ANYONE WHO LEGITIMATELY KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE SPEAKING ABOUT. I am not above correction. However, there’s a way you’re going to speak to me. If you think you’re going to talk to me as if you’re above me, save it. I’ll disregard your comments and come for your character. It’s better to say, “You should probably research…..” or DM me and say “………..” but don’t make it seem like you have the world ALL figured out and I’m dumb because I don’t have the same level of knowledge as you THINK you do. We all get this odd sense of courage on social media but just be respectful. Attacking someone’s overall intelligence is always the first move when they don’t agree with you. Why? Moral of the story: Don’t talk to me like you’re crazy… especially when the only chance you take to “educate” someone is when THEY post something.. If you’re so smart, start sharing info with YOUR followers and stop trying to discredit and belittle me in front of mine ✊🏾😊 PS: I’ll block you. I don’t know you mf’s in real life. Smh..I’ll never argue w/ a single mother on Instagram”

Now, onto the PP aspect.

II. On Planned Parenthood, Sanger’s Racism, & Eugenics

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On the surface, Margret Sanger is regarded as a strong feminist who fought hard for the legalization of birth control. Before doing in-depth research, I only knew of Sanger as the founder of PP and I only knew of eugenics in terms of the Holocaust and Hitler’s desire for an Arian race.

I came across a collection of her most “startling” quotes and was suddenly well aware of just who had founded such a seemingly helpful organization.

“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities.  The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” The fact that Margret Sanger was evident of the role religion, church and spirituality played in the daily lives of Black Americans shows that she was  using a common attack but was strategic in her execution- ruthless, nonetheless.

The classic quote by Sanger, Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.” sums up her entire goal using 8 words. The mass genocide of an entire race via medicine.

Sanger was quoted while speaking on The Negro Project, a black eugenics program as saying that, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

Eugenics is a set of beliefs and practices which aims at improving the genetic quality of the human population.  It is a social philosophy advocating the improvement of human genetic traits through the promotion of higher rates of sexual reproduction for people with desired traits (positive eugenics), or reduced rates of sexual reproduction and sterilization of people with less-desired or undesired traits (negative eugenics), or both. 

Sanger considered majority of American’s lives to be unworthy and was relentless in her work to demolish all traces of what she deemed “less than”

Sanger’s life story seems to be quite tragic in itself. An article by Lint Hatcher states that Sanger was raised a devout, caring Christian but eventually became of victim of her father’s emotional neglect and fueled that anger through drastic means. How tragic.

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A popular photograph of Sanger was taken of her at a KKK Women’s Chapter in New Jersey, she’s standing above them as their black heels stand firm on the pavement. Sanger was a historical decepticon. Unbeknownst to many, she was one of four key players in the creation of the birth control pill. Her agenda was evil and has evolved throughout the years.

III. Where Do We Go From Here?

It is important to realize that in order to reach full self-sufficenicy and sustainability as a community, we must develop organizations and business of every type in every demographic. Black women deserve to have the choice to take birth control, continue pregnancies and seek out resources if that’s what they choose to do. However, we can not expect a company governed by anyone outside of our community to fully care for and understand our specific and unique needs. Now what I do believe needs to happen is that the promotion and awareness of herbal and natural methods of birth control be tested and utilized. Medicine is ultimately more detrimental than anything else.

Planned Parenthoods in 2015 offer 

  • Abortion Services & Options Counseling
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Birth Control
  • Breast Cancer Screenings
  • Cervical Cancer Screenings
  • Colposcopy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Emergency Contraception- “The Morning After Pill”
  • Essure (Female Sterilization)
  • Hepatitis Vaccinations
  • HIV Testing & Counseling
  • HPV Vaccines
  • Men’s Health Services
  • PAP Smears & HPV Testing
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Prostate Cancer Screenings
  • STD Testing & Treatment
  • Testicular Cancer Screening
  • Urinary Tract Infection Testing & Treatment
  • Vasectomy
  • “Well Woman Exam”
  • Yeast Infection Diagnosis & Treatment

Resources:

10 Eye-Opening Margret Sanger Quotes

Margret Sanger, Racist Eugenicist Extraordinaire 

Margret Sanger – Black Genocide

Article by Lint Hatcher

Was Margret Sanger Racist? 

Eugenics Definition

The Mother of Planned Parenthood

“Magical Pill” 

School Daze: On Being Yourself, Minding Your Business, & Self-Awareness

I debated on whether or not to post this. I debated on whether or not to even write this. But after seeing certain situations time and time again, over the course of a very short month, I finally decided that it was necessary. I had to release my frustrations in some way, shape or form.

With that being said, I’ll begin by saying that I’m new to the “college scene” but this BS here is definitely not not new to me. The drinking, excessive partying and casual sex is something I’ve been exposed to for quite some time. It’s not my thing. I never really had too many friends growing up because I saw that people were willing to shape shift, if they felt like it’d make them fit better in a new location. Thinking back, it’s safe to say that I’ve never dealt well with conformity whether it was my “friends” that were conforming or if I was the one being pressured to conform. It’s not in me or for me, to fit in. It took me a while to figure it out but once I did, it was so much easier to understand myself and the others that I encountered.

Being in this college setting, it’s clear that so many of the people here have been vying not only for freedom, but for acceptance and more importantly, an understanding of themselves. I understand that this is new and more likely than not, many of us are scared. That’s expected. Of course everyone wants to immediately make at least one friend. I just don’t think the way to guarantee that you’ll make friends is to convienietly change your personality, habits or interests depending on the group of people you’re around. That will quickly become noticeable and you’ll be blackballed and called out as a fraud

The first question many (upperclassmen) have asked me is, “Do you drink?”. My answer is always, “No” and for some reason, they believe that it’s appropriate and/or necessary to say, “That won’t last long.”: A comment usually followed by laughter. Instead of a simple “Ok” or maybe even asking “Why?”, they view my answer as a joke or some distorted form of naivety and laugh as if they can picture me taking my very first shot. But, I’m happy to say that I am good. Mo is a-okay.

Early in life, I witnessed the traumatic effects of lethal combinations of alcohol use + over indulgence and I simply choose not to drink.The temptation is there, but so is the voice of God telling me to keep it moving. Peer pressure at this age, targeted towards me, makes the one pressuring me look like a damn fool. I could care less. But, the key to it all is that I also don’t look down on those who drink or even question them on their choices. I believe in minding my own business. It’s not my body or my life being affected by their choices. I can’t stress the importance of tending to your own affairs. I don’t even ask people questions such as “Where are you going?” because that is NOT my business (this is not to be confused with checking in on friends and other safety related circumstances).

With me being so firm in my decisions, it’s extremely tough for me to be around people who waver- especially when the underlying factor is a need for unnecessary belonging and the wavering is on someone else’s terms. People will often times do things when they believe that it will make them more likable or better yet, more appealing. I’ve seen people switch personalities in a matter of seconds. It’s weird and has often been unsettling. I’m often laid back, simply observing and seeing people squirm under pressure will ALWAYS get under my skin.

I believe whole-heartedly in the idea that if you want to do something, do it. Be smart and think about it because at the end of the day, you don’t deal with anyone’s consequences except your own. If you feel the need to ask people what they think or how they feel about something you’re doing, why are you even doing it? You should be set in your decision(s). Now, I’m not naive enough to completely dismiss the plausible notion of doubt, but I do think that your decision to do something that will only impact you, shouldn’t be made with the well-being or happiness of someone else in mind.

I have to step back and check myself sometimes because “revelations” like those above may be sentiments that come with a certain level of self-awareness. I grew up old, and by that I mean that I spent so much time with my grandma and her friends that my thoughts, words, actions and feelings today, echo the multitude of things I heard her say and saw her do. It’s imperative for me to realize that not everyone was raised by my grandmother.

College is the time where many people will start to find themselves and search for complete self-awareness. I’m still on the journey of finding myself, but in a very different way. For others, many others in fact, it may not happen until many years after college. And for a select few, self-awareness and real deal reality checks came a long time ago which may mean that certain things just aren’t going to happen.

What Is White Feminism?

White Feminism is stupid.

White Feminism is detrimental.

White Feminism is a disease.

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White Feminism stands with Planned Parenthood and has the pink shirts to prove it.

White Feminism believes that Miley can wear dreads with beads but they should not be allowed on black women in the work place.

White Feminism says that Hillary Clinton is the hope of a nation but Michelle Obama needs to reevaluate the way she represents herself as the “First Lady of the United States”.

White Feminism points out that it’s “Not all white women…” but fail to realize that it’s “Not all black women or men.”

White Feminism believes that Madonna is a legend but Beyonce is not who you should want your daughters to admire.

White Feminism acknowledges Britney Spears’ 2009 breakdown as an overlooked mental health disorder but fail to acknowledge the overwhelming disparities and lack of resources women in low income/impoverished states deal with in terms of mental health care access.

White Feminism love to point out that everything “isn’t a race issue” but would never say something such as “It’s not just because you’re a women.”

White Feminism wants to close the wage gap…. between white men and white women.

White Feminism views Miley as a victim and Nicki as an aggressor.

White Feminism aims for women to be well respected colleagues in the army but won’t dare question what happened to LaVena Johnson.

White Feminism loves to talk about intersectionalites but wouldn’t dare acknowledge it as a term created and coined by a black woman by the name of Kimberle Williams Crenshaw.

White Feminism uses #FreeTheNipple and #AllLivesMatter but wouldn’t dare tweet #SayHerName or #BlackLivesMatter.

White Feminism can NOT answer the question of: “If Sandra Bland had been a white woman, would a simple traffic stop have resulted in an arrest? Would she have been viewed as a loud, angry black woman? Would she be dead?”

White Feminism is useless.

White Feminism perpetuates white supremacy.

White Feminism isn’t feminism.

Carnival Craze: Queen Ati

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Cultivating healthy, supportive relationships amongst black women is essential at all times, and especially critical now. Over the summer, I had the chance of connecting with a few beautiful young ladies over social media, who I am now attending college with. One of these lovely ladies, is Miss Atiyana E.

Atiyana, is a beautiful Barbados-born freshman majoring in Business Marketing. She spent part of her summer in Barbados celebrating Carnival and thankfully, was more than willing to share a few details of her amazing experience with me.
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STS: Did you feel that a woman’s expression of her sexuality was respected? Was the experience culturally authentic?

Ati: Yes! I feel as if our sexuality was respected. If you didn’t want to dance or anything the men would leave you alone, they highly respected your decisions. And, yes it was. It was really amazing to have the opportunity to participate in something I was born into.

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STS: Was everyone in costume who pulled off the event native to culture?

Ati: There were people from everywhere. Not solely limited to Barbados. There also acknowledged the diversity and embraced it

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STS: Where was your costume made?

Ati: I’m not sure to be honest *laughs*

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STS: Is your cultural heritage well represented and acknowledged within your family?

Ati: Yes it is! The food and the music is very alive in my household in the U.S.

Winnie Harlow & The Evolution of Blackface

“Just because a black girl wears blue contacts and long weave doesn’t mean she wants to be white and just because a white girl wears braids and gets lip injection doesn’t mean she wants to be black.” – Winnie Harlow

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How do I start this post? I’ve been on a short hiatus while transitioning into college and during my break, so many “noteworthy” things have occurred. I’ll start here with 21 year old Canadian (nationality) model, Winnie Harlow. Winnie Harlow was a contestant on cycle 21 of the hit TV show, America’s Next Top Model. Recently, a few of Winnie’s fans, particularly, her WHITE fans decided to pay tribute to her in a very large, controversial manner.

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Sadly, Winnie simply does not understand and in addition to being uninformed, she doesn’t realize the deeper implications of actions such as these. After reading through comments on her Instagram posts and numerous articles, I can not even begin to fathom why some black people are okay with condoning the objective use of blackface as a means of “celebration” and “tribute”. In addition to blackface, there was also a faux-artistic mockery made of a skin disease that these girls do NOT have. I would like to sit Winnie Harlow down and ask her, “Girl…. what the HELL is wrong with you?” Blackface was not an “art form” that derived out of “appreciation.”. It always has been and always will be disrespectful and racist. There is a reason the term is culture appropriation and culture appreciation. Winnie didn’t respond well to her people saying that what was taking place was disrespectful and down right racist. Painting vitiligo on your skin because it’s ‘trendy’ is weird and ableist regardless of race.

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Winnie has a lot of things tragically misunderstood. I understand that she has a multiethnic background. Kudos to you, Winnie. But from reading her interviews and tweets, she seems to believe that her vitiligo makes her biracial. Honey, if that was the case, albinos are white and skin color always equates to race. Winnie somehow also brought segregation into the conversation by relating it (or not relating it) to her not condoning blackface. Truthfully, I don’t know what the HELL this girl was talking about! The only people supporting her right now are misinformed blacks and eager, racist white girls! Winnie, to view deliberate blackface as love is a sickness, my dear.

I wont’t speak too long on this topic because, truthfully, I don’t know what to say. To see a vast amount of blacks deny the historical relevance of blackface to support a misinformed young lady is frightening.