note to self
ultravioletrai:


I love my skin!

Do you all understand how important this is? Do you?
So many dark skinned girls will look at this—or have seen this and will feel, even if by a little, better about themselves.
Sometimes all a kid needs is validation from someone who is just a little bit like them in some way or form (you know that word “representation”?) so they can easily believe and SEE they, too, can get to that level of whatever in their life. In this case a girl can say, “hey she’s dark like me and loves her skin. I can too!”
It’s one thing for someone in their everyday life to shower them with love and assurance that they’re fine in the skin they’re in, but it’s another thing to actually bare witness to it in the media you consume. It’s not just your mom being nice to you. The world thinks you’re fine the way you are too.
This is so important. They need to see women like this everywhere. They need to see themselves saying they love what society says they should hate. They NEED, TO, SEE, THIS.
It’s revolutionary to say you love what you got and didn’t ask for despite the world telling you otherwise.
So bless Sesame Street, man.
The Whip My Hair bit from Willow and now the loving your skin color bit with Lupita makes them a SUPER important children’s program.
ultravioletrai:


I love my skin!

Do you all understand how important this is? Do you?
So many dark skinned girls will look at this—or have seen this and will feel, even if by a little, better about themselves.
Sometimes all a kid needs is validation from someone who is just a little bit like them in some way or form (you know that word “representation”?) so they can easily believe and SEE they, too, can get to that level of whatever in their life. In this case a girl can say, “hey she’s dark like me and loves her skin. I can too!”
It’s one thing for someone in their everyday life to shower them with love and assurance that they’re fine in the skin they’re in, but it’s another thing to actually bare witness to it in the media you consume. It’s not just your mom being nice to you. The world thinks you’re fine the way you are too.
This is so important. They need to see women like this everywhere. They need to see themselves saying they love what society says they should hate. They NEED, TO, SEE, THIS.
It’s revolutionary to say you love what you got and didn’t ask for despite the world telling you otherwise.
So bless Sesame Street, man.
The Whip My Hair bit from Willow and now the loving your skin color bit with Lupita makes them a SUPER important children’s program.
ultravioletrai:


I love my skin!

Do you all understand how important this is? Do you?
So many dark skinned girls will look at this—or have seen this and will feel, even if by a little, better about themselves.
Sometimes all a kid needs is validation from someone who is just a little bit like them in some way or form (you know that word “representation”?) so they can easily believe and SEE they, too, can get to that level of whatever in their life. In this case a girl can say, “hey she’s dark like me and loves her skin. I can too!”
It’s one thing for someone in their everyday life to shower them with love and assurance that they’re fine in the skin they’re in, but it’s another thing to actually bare witness to it in the media you consume. It’s not just your mom being nice to you. The world thinks you’re fine the way you are too.
This is so important. They need to see women like this everywhere. They need to see themselves saying they love what society says they should hate. They NEED, TO, SEE, THIS.
It’s revolutionary to say you love what you got and didn’t ask for despite the world telling you otherwise.
So bless Sesame Street, man.
The Whip My Hair bit from Willow and now the loving your skin color bit with Lupita makes them a SUPER important children’s program.
ultravioletrai:


I love my skin!

Do you all understand how important this is? Do you?
So many dark skinned girls will look at this—or have seen this and will feel, even if by a little, better about themselves.
Sometimes all a kid needs is validation from someone who is just a little bit like them in some way or form (you know that word “representation”?) so they can easily believe and SEE they, too, can get to that level of whatever in their life. In this case a girl can say, “hey she’s dark like me and loves her skin. I can too!”
It’s one thing for someone in their everyday life to shower them with love and assurance that they’re fine in the skin they’re in, but it’s another thing to actually bare witness to it in the media you consume. It’s not just your mom being nice to you. The world thinks you’re fine the way you are too.
This is so important. They need to see women like this everywhere. They need to see themselves saying they love what society says they should hate. They NEED, TO, SEE, THIS.
It’s revolutionary to say you love what you got and didn’t ask for despite the world telling you otherwise.
So bless Sesame Street, man.
The Whip My Hair bit from Willow and now the loving your skin color bit with Lupita makes them a SUPER important children’s program.
ultravioletrai:


I love my skin!

Do you all understand how important this is? Do you?
So many dark skinned girls will look at this—or have seen this and will feel, even if by a little, better about themselves.
Sometimes all a kid needs is validation from someone who is just a little bit like them in some way or form (you know that word “representation”?) so they can easily believe and SEE they, too, can get to that level of whatever in their life. In this case a girl can say, “hey she’s dark like me and loves her skin. I can too!”
It’s one thing for someone in their everyday life to shower them with love and assurance that they’re fine in the skin they’re in, but it’s another thing to actually bare witness to it in the media you consume. It’s not just your mom being nice to you. The world thinks you’re fine the way you are too.
This is so important. They need to see women like this everywhere. They need to see themselves saying they love what society says they should hate. They NEED, TO, SEE, THIS.
It’s revolutionary to say you love what you got and didn’t ask for despite the world telling you otherwise.
So bless Sesame Street, man.
The Whip My Hair bit from Willow and now the loving your skin color bit with Lupita makes them a SUPER important children’s program.
ultravioletrai:


I love my skin!

Do you all understand how important this is? Do you?
So many dark skinned girls will look at this—or have seen this and will feel, even if by a little, better about themselves.
Sometimes all a kid needs is validation from someone who is just a little bit like them in some way or form (you know that word “representation”?) so they can easily believe and SEE they, too, can get to that level of whatever in their life. In this case a girl can say, “hey she’s dark like me and loves her skin. I can too!”
It’s one thing for someone in their everyday life to shower them with love and assurance that they’re fine in the skin they’re in, but it’s another thing to actually bare witness to it in the media you consume. It’s not just your mom being nice to you. The world thinks you’re fine the way you are too.
This is so important. They need to see women like this everywhere. They need to see themselves saying they love what society says they should hate. They NEED, TO, SEE, THIS.
It’s revolutionary to say you love what you got and didn’t ask for despite the world telling you otherwise.
So bless Sesame Street, man.
The Whip My Hair bit from Willow and now the loving your skin color bit with Lupita makes them a SUPER important children’s program.
ultravioletrai:


I love my skin!

Do you all understand how important this is? Do you?
So many dark skinned girls will look at this—or have seen this and will feel, even if by a little, better about themselves.
Sometimes all a kid needs is validation from someone who is just a little bit like them in some way or form (you know that word “representation”?) so they can easily believe and SEE they, too, can get to that level of whatever in their life. In this case a girl can say, “hey she’s dark like me and loves her skin. I can too!”
It’s one thing for someone in their everyday life to shower them with love and assurance that they’re fine in the skin they’re in, but it’s another thing to actually bare witness to it in the media you consume. It’s not just your mom being nice to you. The world thinks you’re fine the way you are too.
This is so important. They need to see women like this everywhere. They need to see themselves saying they love what society says they should hate. They NEED, TO, SEE, THIS.
It’s revolutionary to say you love what you got and didn’t ask for despite the world telling you otherwise.
So bless Sesame Street, man.
The Whip My Hair bit from Willow and now the loving your skin color bit with Lupita makes them a SUPER important children’s program.
ultravioletrai:


I love my skin!

Do you all understand how important this is? Do you?
So many dark skinned girls will look at this—or have seen this and will feel, even if by a little, better about themselves.
Sometimes all a kid needs is validation from someone who is just a little bit like them in some way or form (you know that word “representation”?) so they can easily believe and SEE they, too, can get to that level of whatever in their life. In this case a girl can say, “hey she’s dark like me and loves her skin. I can too!”
It’s one thing for someone in their everyday life to shower them with love and assurance that they’re fine in the skin they’re in, but it’s another thing to actually bare witness to it in the media you consume. It’s not just your mom being nice to you. The world thinks you’re fine the way you are too.
This is so important. They need to see women like this everywhere. They need to see themselves saying they love what society says they should hate. They NEED, TO, SEE, THIS.
It’s revolutionary to say you love what you got and didn’t ask for despite the world telling you otherwise.
So bless Sesame Street, man.
The Whip My Hair bit from Willow and now the loving your skin color bit with Lupita makes them a SUPER important children’s program.
ultravioletrai:


I love my skin!

Do you all understand how important this is? Do you?
So many dark skinned girls will look at this—or have seen this and will feel, even if by a little, better about themselves.
Sometimes all a kid needs is validation from someone who is just a little bit like them in some way or form (you know that word “representation”?) so they can easily believe and SEE they, too, can get to that level of whatever in their life. In this case a girl can say, “hey she’s dark like me and loves her skin. I can too!”
It’s one thing for someone in their everyday life to shower them with love and assurance that they’re fine in the skin they’re in, but it’s another thing to actually bare witness to it in the media you consume. It’s not just your mom being nice to you. The world thinks you’re fine the way you are too.
This is so important. They need to see women like this everywhere. They need to see themselves saying they love what society says they should hate. They NEED, TO, SEE, THIS.
It’s revolutionary to say you love what you got and didn’t ask for despite the world telling you otherwise.
So bless Sesame Street, man.
The Whip My Hair bit from Willow and now the loving your skin color bit with Lupita makes them a SUPER important children’s program.
ultravioletrai:


I love my skin!

Do you all understand how important this is? Do you?
So many dark skinned girls will look at this—or have seen this and will feel, even if by a little, better about themselves.
Sometimes all a kid needs is validation from someone who is just a little bit like them in some way or form (you know that word “representation”?) so they can easily believe and SEE they, too, can get to that level of whatever in their life. In this case a girl can say, “hey she’s dark like me and loves her skin. I can too!”
It’s one thing for someone in their everyday life to shower them with love and assurance that they’re fine in the skin they’re in, but it’s another thing to actually bare witness to it in the media you consume. It’s not just your mom being nice to you. The world thinks you’re fine the way you are too.
This is so important. They need to see women like this everywhere. They need to see themselves saying they love what society says they should hate. They NEED, TO, SEE, THIS.
It’s revolutionary to say you love what you got and didn’t ask for despite the world telling you otherwise.
So bless Sesame Street, man.
The Whip My Hair bit from Willow and now the loving your skin color bit with Lupita makes them a SUPER important children’s program.

ultravioletrai:

I love my skin!

Do you all understand how important this is? Do you?

So many dark skinned girls will look at this—or have seen this and will feel, even if by a little, better about themselves.

Sometimes all a kid needs is validation from someone who is just a little bit like them in some way or form (you know that word “representation”?) so they can easily believe and SEE they, too, can get to that level of whatever in their life. In this case a girl can say, “hey she’s dark like me and loves her skin. I can too!”

It’s one thing for someone in their everyday life to shower them with love and assurance that they’re fine in the skin they’re in, but it’s another thing to actually bare witness to it in the media you consume. It’s not just your mom being nice to you. The world thinks you’re fine the way you are too.

This is so important. They need to see women like this everywhere. They need to see themselves saying they love what society says they should hate. They NEED, TO, SEE, THIS.

It’s revolutionary to say you love what you got and didn’t ask for despite the world telling you otherwise.

So bless Sesame Street, man.

The Whip My Hair bit from Willow and now the loving your skin color bit with Lupita makes them a SUPER important children’s program.

(via louisecox)

akelles:

usbport:

I respect bees more than I respect white men in positions of power

bees make an important contribution to the survival of the human race which makes them the exact opposite of white men in positions of power

(via cmtothemc)

bonelessbuffalochicken:

"You’re gonna do great today"

Everyday

(via papiiishae)

traaashhhhkat:

some chill positivity from a 1998 Sesame Street book about the letter F

(via fuckyeahfatdykes)

keepcalm-anddontpanic:

thedemsocialist:

So you say “Capitalism is the only system that works?”

This is such a ridiculously good way to show how it all ‘works.’ Amazing shot.

(via mommapolitico)

andshegotthegirl:

rolandchangsuperpositiveasian:

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK

LMFAOOOO cut it out!
mohalemashigo:

nosleeptilbushwick:

this is absolutely incredible

!!!!! mohalemashigo:

nosleeptilbushwick:

this is absolutely incredible

!!!!! mohalemashigo:

nosleeptilbushwick:

this is absolutely incredible

!!!!! mohalemashigo:

nosleeptilbushwick:

this is absolutely incredible

!!!!! mohalemashigo:

nosleeptilbushwick:

this is absolutely incredible

!!!!! mohalemashigo:

nosleeptilbushwick:

this is absolutely incredible

!!!!! mohalemashigo:

nosleeptilbushwick:

this is absolutely incredible

!!!!! mohalemashigo:

nosleeptilbushwick:

this is absolutely incredible

!!!!!
“We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.”
— Katharine Hepburn (via observando)

(via nezua)

“My life is a struggle between my need for acceptance, my fear of rejection, and a desire to not care at all.”
— Anonymous (via wnq-writers)

(via indigobluesnsol)

wakeupslaves:


unleashingtheartistinme:

kingwildex:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

tashabilities:

thewrongoil:

indigovioletpurple:

Sorry could you repeat that

But Rooney and Trey Songz are the same age


Our bodies are biologically older because of life under STRUCTURAL INEQUALITY.
Scratching and surviving ages your body.
The GOOD news is that melanin keeps us from LOOKING like it.
WE DON’T LOOK LIKE WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH!

We def mentally age faster and we got way worse health due to stress but at least we look good

hmmmm

They tried it… And failed

Breaking news this just in: white people constantly make shit up, because they are inherently jealous of the original hue-mans of the earth they do not want to accept their mutation,


they stay mad.  wakeupslaves:


unleashingtheartistinme:

kingwildex:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

tashabilities:

thewrongoil:

indigovioletpurple:

Sorry could you repeat that

But Rooney and Trey Songz are the same age


Our bodies are biologically older because of life under STRUCTURAL INEQUALITY.
Scratching and surviving ages your body.
The GOOD news is that melanin keeps us from LOOKING like it.
WE DON’T LOOK LIKE WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH!

We def mentally age faster and we got way worse health due to stress but at least we look good

hmmmm

They tried it… And failed

Breaking news this just in: white people constantly make shit up, because they are inherently jealous of the original hue-mans of the earth they do not want to accept their mutation,


they stay mad.  wakeupslaves:


unleashingtheartistinme:

kingwildex:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

tashabilities:

thewrongoil:

indigovioletpurple:

Sorry could you repeat that

But Rooney and Trey Songz are the same age


Our bodies are biologically older because of life under STRUCTURAL INEQUALITY.
Scratching and surviving ages your body.
The GOOD news is that melanin keeps us from LOOKING like it.
WE DON’T LOOK LIKE WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH!

We def mentally age faster and we got way worse health due to stress but at least we look good

hmmmm

They tried it… And failed

Breaking news this just in: white people constantly make shit up, because they are inherently jealous of the original hue-mans of the earth they do not want to accept their mutation,


they stay mad.  wakeupslaves:


unleashingtheartistinme:

kingwildex:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

tashabilities:

thewrongoil:

indigovioletpurple:

Sorry could you repeat that

But Rooney and Trey Songz are the same age


Our bodies are biologically older because of life under STRUCTURAL INEQUALITY.
Scratching and surviving ages your body.
The GOOD news is that melanin keeps us from LOOKING like it.
WE DON’T LOOK LIKE WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH!

We def mentally age faster and we got way worse health due to stress but at least we look good

hmmmm

They tried it… And failed

Breaking news this just in: white people constantly make shit up, because they are inherently jealous of the original hue-mans of the earth they do not want to accept their mutation,


they stay mad.  wakeupslaves:


unleashingtheartistinme:

kingwildex:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

tashabilities:

thewrongoil:

indigovioletpurple:

Sorry could you repeat that

But Rooney and Trey Songz are the same age


Our bodies are biologically older because of life under STRUCTURAL INEQUALITY.
Scratching and surviving ages your body.
The GOOD news is that melanin keeps us from LOOKING like it.
WE DON’T LOOK LIKE WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH!

We def mentally age faster and we got way worse health due to stress but at least we look good

hmmmm

They tried it… And failed

Breaking news this just in: white people constantly make shit up, because they are inherently jealous of the original hue-mans of the earth they do not want to accept their mutation,


they stay mad.  wakeupslaves:


unleashingtheartistinme:

kingwildex:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

tashabilities:

thewrongoil:

indigovioletpurple:

Sorry could you repeat that

But Rooney and Trey Songz are the same age


Our bodies are biologically older because of life under STRUCTURAL INEQUALITY.
Scratching and surviving ages your body.
The GOOD news is that melanin keeps us from LOOKING like it.
WE DON’T LOOK LIKE WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH!

We def mentally age faster and we got way worse health due to stress but at least we look good

hmmmm

They tried it… And failed

Breaking news this just in: white people constantly make shit up, because they are inherently jealous of the original hue-mans of the earth they do not want to accept their mutation,


they stay mad.  wakeupslaves:


unleashingtheartistinme:

kingwildex:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

tashabilities:

thewrongoil:

indigovioletpurple:

Sorry could you repeat that

But Rooney and Trey Songz are the same age


Our bodies are biologically older because of life under STRUCTURAL INEQUALITY.
Scratching and surviving ages your body.
The GOOD news is that melanin keeps us from LOOKING like it.
WE DON’T LOOK LIKE WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH!

We def mentally age faster and we got way worse health due to stress but at least we look good

hmmmm

They tried it… And failed

Breaking news this just in: white people constantly make shit up, because they are inherently jealous of the original hue-mans of the earth they do not want to accept their mutation,


they stay mad.  wakeupslaves:


unleashingtheartistinme:

kingwildex:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

tashabilities:

thewrongoil:

indigovioletpurple:

Sorry could you repeat that

But Rooney and Trey Songz are the same age


Our bodies are biologically older because of life under STRUCTURAL INEQUALITY.
Scratching and surviving ages your body.
The GOOD news is that melanin keeps us from LOOKING like it.
WE DON’T LOOK LIKE WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH!

We def mentally age faster and we got way worse health due to stress but at least we look good

hmmmm

They tried it… And failed

Breaking news this just in: white people constantly make shit up, because they are inherently jealous of the original hue-mans of the earth they do not want to accept their mutation,


they stay mad.  wakeupslaves:


unleashingtheartistinme:

kingwildex:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

tashabilities:

thewrongoil:

indigovioletpurple:

Sorry could you repeat that

But Rooney and Trey Songz are the same age


Our bodies are biologically older because of life under STRUCTURAL INEQUALITY.
Scratching and surviving ages your body.
The GOOD news is that melanin keeps us from LOOKING like it.
WE DON’T LOOK LIKE WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH!

We def mentally age faster and we got way worse health due to stress but at least we look good

hmmmm

They tried it… And failed

Breaking news this just in: white people constantly make shit up, because they are inherently jealous of the original hue-mans of the earth they do not want to accept their mutation,


they stay mad. 

wakeupslaves:

unleashingtheartistinme:

kingwildex:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

tashabilities:

thewrongoil:

indigovioletpurple:

Sorry could you repeat that

But Rooney and Trey Songz are the same age

Our bodies are biologically older because of life under STRUCTURAL INEQUALITY.

Scratching and surviving ages your body.

The GOOD news is that melanin keeps us from LOOKING like it.

WE DON’T LOOK LIKE WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH!

We def mentally age faster and we got way worse health due to stress but at least we look good

hmmmm

They tried it… And failed

Breaking news this just in: white people constantly make shit up, because they are inherently jealous of the original hue-mans of the earth they do not want to accept their mutation,

they stay mad. 

(via andshegotthegirl)