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Anonymous said: I'm curious have you ever had a relaxer? Can you post a throw back photo of it???

anomaly1:

black--lamb:

i had a relaxer up until i was 20 lol (my mom was a beautician and straightened it when i was 5)

i cut it into a bob in highschool

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then i rebelled (and wore way too much makeup):

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then came the bowl cut in college…fml:

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then the try to look like a sorority girl look:

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then did this mohawk…thing to it in the summer and dyed it red (my eyebrows were also on the battlefield)

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then i cut that shit off

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no more relaxers

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and in the last year….

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(protective style…damn i wore that sweater a lot..)

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(i skipped a few styles, but you get the gist) 

This post is like watching a flower bloom

Men: Not ALL men.
Men to their daughters: Yes, all men. Every single one of them.

Demi trying to fix a broken mic.

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.
One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.
However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.
All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:







Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:


I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.

One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.

However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.

All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:

Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:

I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

avoxia:

the worst thing about tumblr is that you read all those pro feminist/anti rape/anti misogyny posts all the time everyday and then you actually go outside and talk to a random guy and it feels like being punched in the face with a chair

Confirmed tracks on 1989

sextnoise:

ive always wanted to do this

gingergiggles:

paimon001:

nachosinthetardis:

there are nice americans

there are rude americans

there are nice brits

there are rude brits

there are nice canadians

there’s justin bieber

Every year on Canadian Thanksgiving, we perform a ritual to purge ourselves of our rudeness, Bieber absorbs it all. He was never meant to escape, we are sorry.

He was never meant to escape.

mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh:

Female BAMFs Throughout History

Joe and Caspar impersonating Ashton and Luke +

kappa773:

teamfreesexuality:

proudlyinsane:

timelord-and-fishcustard:

There’s a difference between

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The fact that we all know what this means really says something about our social lives

you should all go to your blogs and hover over them

You should

sunfl0werpetal:

lilb2k14:

this lion really got eyelashes

this lion is prettier than i am

sunfl0werpetal:

lilb2k14:

this lion really got eyelashes

this lion is prettier than i am

kitsunecoffee:

alfredtheboywonder:

i just introduced my brother and his friends to slenderman

they played the game and proceeded to freak the fuck out

now they’re playing in the woods

so i made these and stapled them to the trees

i can hear their screams as i post this

you are a horrible person and i love you