challenging normative ideologies. reconstructing idealized criterion for levels of attractiveness. celebrating the diversity and beauty of those normally marginalized. paintings, photography, and other media forms. maybe even some historical discourse.
I have spent way too much time trying to figure out what that song is. At first I just wanted to lend a hand, and then I realized that I really like the song. Now I'm on a mission! If I figure it out before you, I will message it to you. :D
ha i am really sick of non-black people of color trying to act like mike brown’s murder, and the extrajudicial murders of black people in the us, stems from “racism” and not anti-blackness and the criminality ascribed to black people and lack of worth ascribed to black lives
Wynter describes “The Hard Way” as “a song about me taking responsibility for myself. The goal is to unlearn and move forward in positivity.” I’m not sure why she’s never blown up. She needs to blow up.
This is an anthem if I’ve ever heard one. You should reblog.
"Give me love, give me love. They say that time is forgiving but I’ve always been lost. ‘Cause there’s no salvation given over these walls I put up.
I know I’ve spent my life running away from me. Got too much on my mind. And you say I’m insane.
But I like to learn the hard way; (it goes on and on) I keep my head up.
Keep it right above the waves. Sometimes I go under in these oceans that I’ve made.
Guess that’s what you get when you get no love,
Ain’t nobody home. There’s no going back where I come from.
I need help but I won’t ask that’s vulnerable (I got too much on my mind) That’s the hard way…it goes on and on…”
This is Maria Christian, my former cast director at the Michigan Renaissance Festival as her character, Princess Isaade M’boukou. Maria’s been designing and wearing African-Elizabethan fusion garb to MiRF for decades, so she has a few different gowns and headpieces in rotation. In addition to her duties keeping the stage acts organized, as Isaade she acts as an impresario at the feasts, talks about West African traditions and folklore, and is much needed and treasured PoC representation on the cast.