“Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good. To praise that deceives them.” -Ruby Dee
I love everything about how you did life. And that steez tho?! Rest in love mama Ruby!
There is no harm in acceptance: Going back to acceptance its truly a gift for one to assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition despite negative or uncomfortable feelings attached to it. From my view black hair is as historically significant to black culture as black skin and we need to do more without attempting to change or protest it. I am in no position to speak as a parent since my son died before time, however we all know who Blu’s parents are, so Blu’s hair appears to be no accident or grand conspiracy theory. It appears exactly as her parents see fit and they clearly feel no responsibility in explaining its condition to anyone. I believe that we as humans feel distorted perceptions of ownership over others experiences based on how we would do things or what we’ve done in similar situations; as if our experiences somehow ‘qualify’ us or make us more respectable as keepers of the culture just because it’s us. Each rebuttal about this babies hair seems inappropriate and at most deems her parents choices as irrelevant and pathological. Mostly each concern about her hair is based on ‘aesthetics’ not actual facts of its quality. To me Blu Ivy’s hair is perfect and frankly she should never comb it. -Gracie
“She was very proud of me. I was like, ‘Thank you, Mum, for accepting the fact that I’m a transgender.’ And same with my sister, she told me that she was proud of me and respects me by calling me handsome and calling me her little brother now, and I love her for that.’ One of the most non-judgmental articles out there about Jay.
Read article here-http://www.theroot.com/blogs/the_grapevine/2014/06/r_kelly_s_child_comes_out_as_transgender.html?wpisrc=mostpopular
“Seeing the Erykah Badu types, that is what people associate with breastfeeding,” she said. “I think a lot of women think that. They think you have to have the natural hair, things like that to be a person who breastfeeds.” -Karlesha Thurman
Read story here: http://newsone.com/3018051/karlesha-thurman-breastfeeding-photo/
Forgot that Philly Gay Pride is happening today too! Shout out to the beautiful kaleidoscope of queer goodness in the city! I love being a dyke that phucks men sometimes. Liberate yo self. Redefine yo experience. -Gracie
Click here for more information-https://www.facebook.com/events/653664248059639/
Hotel owner James Brock pouring acid in the pool while black people swim in it, 1964.
Via Historical Pictures
Broad said not to let this picture incite hate? Well what else is it suppose to do. Geez.