Since becoming a mother two years ago, I’m constantly going back and forth between loving my body and being horribly depressed about it. I love the reminder that my body did something so amazing. During my pregnancy, each new mark was a source of great joy; it meant my son was growing. But some days, I’m struck with the realization that I’m twenty years old, and this is my body now. No matter how much I may love it, there will always be someone. Some woman at the beach telling her husband that I shouldn’t be wearing that. Some man trying to hurt my feelings by pointing out my sagging stomach or my flattened breasts.
Since giving birth, I’ve had some hip problems that, last month, ended up with septic arthritis. I had emergency surgery to clean out the fluids and infection, and now I have a new mark. It’s still pink and raw and peeling. I know one day, it will be a reminder of the people that care for me; my boyfriend for making me go to the ER. His mother for taking me in for four weeks so that she could do my IV medication for me. My friends who immediately stepped forward to watch my son while I was in the hospital and my boyfriend was at work. Members of the community that have helped buy food and clothes for me and my son. This mark will remind me of the kindness in the world.
I’m hoping I can keep that in mind when the “someones” show up.
Namiah, you wonderful woman! Did you realize that during this write up you went from remarking on possible things you didn’t like about yourself to affirming and even thanking others for their profound impact on you? I’m so proud of you for just being really honest about your struggle. To say you are more than the sum of your parts does not do it justice because your parts are wonderful - your sum is infinite. Blessings to you and your family & friends.
Beautiful. Oh my good lord, fucking beautiful.
And that their white feminist faves explicitly stated that they were not including Black women or WOC in the right to vote, just themselves.
Donald, why are you making me hate you all of the sudden?
OK, so let me get this straight:
- Donald Glover doesn’t like black women.
- Donald Glover has a fetish for Asian women.
- But Donald Glover doesn’t like Filipino women because they are the “black girls of Asians”.
We should point out the weird intersectionality problem involving more complex issues like internalized antiblackness, fetishization, and toxic black male attitudes towards black women that’s going on here.
but how you shit on both black women and filipina women in one anti-black misogynist fetishizing swoop? He literally attacked asian women who didnt fit into his exotic fetish of what they should be, by shitting on black women.
….. I thought I liked him a while ago and then I realized he’s a piece of shit.
It’s like misogynoiristic, orientalist-fetish bingo. Ew…
He actually said that he likes “the black girls of every culture.” Which is still filled with misogynoir. He said Filipinas were the “black” Asian girls and he referred to Armenians as the “black” white girls.
Basically he doesn’t like black girls. He fetishizes Asian girls. He deals with internalized racism (the whole cumming when she called him a “nigger”). And then he likes the “blackness” when its not on black girls. Which we’re not new to. Our features/aesthetics without our bodies/skin color.
He’s problematic as fuck. That’s why we’re not watching Spiderman.
god damn it.
I mean this is so fucked up when you think about the whole lightskin/darkskin shit too
Britain’s first black marchioness
This is: Emma McQuiston
And as that says, she’s this first black marchioness Britain has ever had.
But she’s not the only black royal
but THIS IS A BIG DEAL.
plus she’s getting snubbed like big time. The groom’s father didn’t even come. And she said things like:
“she has been snubbed by the British elite because of her ethnicity and background”
SO REBLOG IT, CAUSE SHE’S GORGEOUS AND EVERYONE SHOULD LOVE HER.
Fucking signal boost this shit
This is one of the most horrific things happening in the world and yet I can’t seem to find out any news about it.
Ambulances are being shot by tanks. Doctors, civilians, children playing on the beach and everyone else are all being killed.
Please don’t ignore what’s happening in Gaza
Not to mention the whole damn town gets cursed
he doesn’t just DIE, he’s lynched because the Gaston-equivalent sees them together and the whole town is horribly racist and that’s why she starts killing people
I WILL DEFEND THESE TWO TO THE GRAVE
***dark-skinned people round the world laugh till tears roll down their cheeks***
highkey the most clueless white feminist article title/header i’ve seen in a while.
i find it funny that “i like big butts” has always been a well-liked song, but as soon as Nicki Minaj samples it and shows off her amazing ass in a video, suddenly OH MY GOD WHAT A SLUT PUT THAT AWAY
like, it’s okay for a guy to talk about how much he loves butts
but it’s not okay for women to love their own butts
funny how that works