Love the flesh-colored ballet shoes they’re all wearing.
they dye them. i had to do the same back when i was in an all-Black ballet company as a youth. it’s part of the inherent white supremacy of ballet that you still can’t buy pointe shoes in anything other than pink, for the most part.
Fashion is a fun way of expressing ourselves, but plus size women often feel excluded and sometimes limited to fashionable clothing. Long gone are the days of wearing tunic tops or dark clothing for a slimmer appearance. Plus size fashion has come a long way in the last five years. If you’re a…
Janelle Monae, one of our favorite BrownBeauties, is back with electrifying music featuring the one and only Erykah Badu. The song Q.U.E.E.N masterfully weaves a baseline funky enough for any Prince track with lyrics about tolerance, self-worth, and confidence.
Fresh off the current cover…
«Black women are not universally angry, because no group of human beings is universally angry. Black women can be kind, warm, sensitive, gentle, thoughtful, and forgiving. Every day, millions of women of African descent around the world prove the accuracy of this statement, prove it quietly, with unseen gestures and whispered words as they go about the business of leading challenging, unobtrusive, but meaningful lives that rarely attract the glare of media spotlights or the sharp tongues of patronizing, preening, pundits. And yet, without the radical kindness of Black women on every continent of this planet, even more Black children would suffer before they had the chance to grow, even more of the elderly of all races would die alone and without care, even more Black women and, yes, more Black men - and more people of all races whose lives have been touched by the kinds of Black women you never see on television or read about in academic articles - would exist with less love, grace, and meaning in their lives. We speak here of RADICAL KINDNESS because Black women have every social, political, cultural, and historical reason to be relentlessly and perpetually unkind, in the interest of their own success and survival, to abandon kindness as an unwieldy and unrewarding burden that they cannot afford to carry. But carry it they do and distribute it with great, and greatly ignored, generosity.»
Getting Off Of Black Women’s Backs. Love Her or Leave Her Alone.
Du Bois Review/Volume 3/Issue 02/September 2006, pp 485-502
«Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You’re a perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that. Unconditional self acceptance is the core of a peaceful mind.»