By Kennedy Christine My first year of college, I took a sociology class that introduced me to the term “master status,” which is an individual’s social role or description that supersedes all their other titles. Master status can refer to how a person identifies or how they’re identified by others. This label and its effects… This […]Read more "How anti-Black colorism forces dark-skinned Black women to be nothing more than “funny” (a repost)"
Black hair is a cosmic wire that spirals like the number 9 and 6. When you look at the shape of the 9 and 6, see it as representing a logarithmic spiral; the golden spiral or the Φ (Phi): the golden ratio. Our hair spirals like the galaxies and expands outwards like the expansion of […]Read more "a lesson on black hair"
I am the product of centuries of women who have learned to tend to their own backs with their own oiled hands and their own split black knuckles and their own yellow palms. I am from a line of women who have evolved mouths that slow kiss honey even after a full body burn. I […]Read more "Skin and Sun"
#000, or BLACK, is a collection of photos curated to express the cultural appreciation of the women owning their true self through their hair. – Roy Handy It’s been too long, y’all. You know I love the arts and I can’t get enough, but it seems like the same thing happened as we transitioned […]Read more "#000: an art share"
By Sarah Meron The summer I turned 10 years old, I went on holiday to a beach town somewhere in France with my auntie and uncle. I remember arriving at the beach and plopping myself excitedly on my beach towel, one of those white ones with blue stripes. The sun felt snug and delicious on… It’s […]Read more "Tanning as a Black Woman (a reblog)"
Black women’s self-care is also subversive because to take care of ourselves means that we disrupt societal and political paradigms that say that Black women are disposable, unvalued. Indeed, people and things that aren’t cared for are considered expendable. So when we don’t take care of ourselves, we are affirming the social order that says […]Read more "week 1: a note on self-care"
The term Black Girl Magic is played out! It’s all about Melanin Hocus Pocus 😁 !! Whaat! ❤Read more "#MHP"