Anonymous said: I'm curious have you ever had a relaxer? Can you post a throw back photo of it???
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
then i rebelled (and wore way too much makeup):
then came the bowl cut in college…fml:
then the try to look like a sorority girl look:
then did this mohawk…thing to it in the summer and dyed it red (my eyebrows were also on the battlefield)
then i cut that shit off
no more relaxers
and in the last year….
(protective style…damn i wore that sweater a lot..)
(i skipped a few styles, but you get the gist)
This post is like watching a flower bloom
dude she was a flower from beginning to end
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Random Twerking!: Girls Twerk In Public!
LMFAO i’m so here for black girls acting up and being silly in public
as far as i’m concerned this is the cutest target ad ever.
2 hours of progress on my first real burlesque crafting project, just about done! #diyshowgirl #marabou #rhinestones #burlesque
this looks awesome I hope we get to see the ensemble on you :)
Friendly reminder that I’ll be on cam Friday at 9:30 PM EST AND Saturday at 11:00 AM EST this week! Come join the crazy fun we have! <3
TONIGHT at 9:30 PM EST!
“The Same Difference” is an hour-long documentary about lesbians who discriminate against other lesbians and bisexual women by Nneka Onuorah, an associate producer for BET.
“It’s almost like a gang,” Onuorah tells ELIXHER. “This is the criteria. This is what you have to do or you’re not a part of it, you’re not in it, or you’re not real. I thought that was ridiculous” … she wanted to start the conversation and shed some light on those issues …
So far, the teaser has been well received. The LGBT community wants to see it because they are living this every day…
Her fundraising goal is $15,000 and the money raised will go to production costs for her to complete the film. Onuorah does not want to only get the major city perspectives that are always seen. She wants to talk to people in states like Utah, Arkansas, and Washington … she also wants to make sure the message is heard by everyone, not just the lesbian community.
“It’s the same difference,” she says. “It’s not like we [lesbians] just face discrimination or we discriminate against each other and have stereotypes. This happens in the African American [heterosexual] community. From culture to culture, we’re doing this to each other. You can take the ‘lesbian’ out of the film and it will still be as powerful” … “The Same Difference” is sure to spark a national dialogue around identity and the way we police one another. Give what you can to help make this important film happen. Donate here.
Yasss more Queer POC representation in film! I do not have funds personally, but will signal boost!
I’ve been telling ya’ll
sad to see this didn’t make it :\ if every person who had liked/reblogged it had given $5 she would have met her goal
am very hesitant about posting this. but i can’t stop thinking about it. so here it goes:
this afternoon i had a shoot with a photographer named Artur Kowallick. i was excited to work with him, as his work is really lovely. he told me he wanted real emotion, a real person to photograph - not a model. i hear this often and that’s fine - i love modeling when it’s not all “posey” and fake.
before the shoot we chatted over coffee - he said he would be touching me to pose me and such. i’ve learned over the past week that is fairly normal in Europe - moving an arm or a hand or some hair, or even turning the models face so the image can be correct/what the photographer wants. in America this is absolutely NOT okay, but i’ve just gone with it here as for the most part i’ve been comfortable with the photographers, and they never touch me sexually or cross other boundaries - they just move a limb or adjust some hairs.
he had me sign a release before we started shooting. red flag there. it was in german, but he assured me it was standard. it was short, so i assume it was, but i shouldn’t have signed it at the beginning, as this is not common practice.
the shoot begins.. and i quickly realize this touching is far more than arm or hair placement. i am grabbed, prodded, yanked. forget the red flags, everything became a blur. i try to go with it, as this is the photographers practice with all models he shoots - to get a certain emotion from them - which now in retrospect i can tell from many of the images he has produced. but i didn’t know how far it went/would go. perhaps this treatment was ok with other models.. perhaps they left feeling as confused as i did.. outside of the touching he was nice.. but what does that matter in the end when i feel this way after?
i tried to be ok. but the prodding and grabbing became too much. he put his hands all over my face, fingers in my mouth.. he even licked my spit off his hands. i was in shock, dazed, and didn’t know what to do. it got to the point where i began crying and couldn’t stop myself. he photographed this. i told him i couldn’t do it and that he couldn’t touch me anymore. i told him i was a victim of physical abuse, and that i was a rape/molestation survivor. i told him if he touched me more, i would cry no matter what and the shoot would end, because this is how i respond to these actions. once the touching stopped i got myself to stop crying/hyperventilating, and i tried to pretend like everything was ok.. but then some touching started again, despite me saying it wasn’t ok. i tried to keep it together and end the shoot quickly, leaving him (falsely) cheerfully so that i could get out as fast as i could, before breaking down into an anxiety attack/tears. i feel odd writing this even because i left him thinking i felt fine about the shoot… how backwards is that?
now i sit here confused and struggling. why didn’t i just run away when the crying started and when i felt so bad? why did i let this happen? perhaps because truly, this is his practice when working with models. it is how he works. i guess i felt obligated to go on. i only wish i had known prior, that he had mentioned it in our email conversations, or that he had been clearer in our discussion before shooting.
i guess my point with this all is - if this is your method, or your method is anything that strays from the “norm” - you must discuss this frankly and VERY clearly with the model before the they are sitting in front of you ready to shoot. if i had known this is how the shoot would go, that this is how he worked, i would never have shot with this person, as nice as his art is/he was. my PTSD has been triggered and i now can’t stop crying, and am scared to leave my hotel room.
please do not write or attack this photographer with threats, that is not the point of this write-up - i do not intend to make things worse or escalate this. i just mean to educate people and to share this experience, as i am still a bit jarred.
live and learn.
I hope you’re okay :( <3
solar constant // vex
The way things are going with Vimeo it’s only a matter of time before this is removed so watch it while you can! (it’s honestly impossible to cut this into anything resembling ‘safe’)
From Brooklyn, we bring you more Owen. Kind of like the dark counterpart to the light and airy googness of this. You really really ought to get the full 17 minute version because there was so many of the best shots that couldn’t make the trailer cut.
This is my Happy Friday present to you all.
i love love LOVE the sound editting on this one! I love how the moans sound like both a part of the song and part of the action, so good