I feel like this list is one big humble brag…
I feel like this list is one big humble brag…
I notice a lot of women emphasizing education and deemphasizing rushing to marriage young. I find this refreshing since some people compare women today to those of past generations saying they need to be less career minded and more family minded. Maybe that lifestyle wasn’t all it was cracked it up to be… hence the generational shift. Just a thought.
Its a lot more than an awards show. Its actually an organization that focuses on empowering young African American girls to counter the negative images often fed to them by the media. They do quite bit of role modeling, mentoring, scholarships, camps, sponsored international trips to Africa etc. with the goal of bolstering self esteem and forming a healthy sense of identity. The annual awards show is just the biggest event and gets press because quite a few celebrities are involved. Heres an example of one their camps and what they’re all about: https://vimeo.com/82984213
Does this reality make you uncomfortable?
As I believe is pretty standard in a lot of developing countries… if you see a Nigerian wearing something secondhand, 9 times out of 10 it was brought over by family or friends of family who live abroad. Literally billions of dollars worth of goods are brought in to the country every year from expats and considering there are like 200k Nigerian born individuals in the UK (not even including 2nd/3rd generation immigrants) I’m willing to bet that a distant family member attended Gina’s “Hen Do” in 2010 and decided to part with the tank.
While well intentioned these projects basically just focused on the same standard of beauty and then traveled around the world to find women who still fit that exact same standard. Despite being of various ethnicities and skin colors they all had pretty similar features tbh. Its inevitable because the photographer herself is using her own definition of naturally beautiful women with her own subconscious biases. What would be really interesting is to have photographers that are actually from each of these countries find and photograph the women. I’d like to know what it means to be a beautiful woman from Peru, Kenya, China etc. from their own point of view. It may not even be that different from what is presented here since beauty standards have become increasingly globalized, but would be interesting nonetheless.
PSA: Actually, shaving causes skin irritation and in grown hairs for a lot of people… especially people of color. Beware of shaving your face if you are a prone because you will get razor bumps that look like acne.
lmao Bill Burr has a whole stand up about the epiphany he had one day about being ashy…. Just because you can’t see it easily doesn’t mean its not there. Lotion up folks. Its winter.
One thing that was never mentioned here was Bacterial vaginosis… which is actually the most common cause of a bad odor as well as abnormal discharge. Splashing some water on the vulva won’t do much in that case. And likely women with recurrent Bv are the ones resorting to douching, “steaming”, etc.. Its a chicken vs. the egg conundrum. Which came first? Anyway, my point is Go to your Dr….. If its a recurrent problem there is more that can be done besides antibiotics.
Worst conditions ever. It s takes me 2x as long to get anywhere because I’m so scared of falling….partially thanks to my stint working in an emergency room. Still remember the guy who slipped on a crosswalk and managed to burst his bladder on the curb. Happy winter y’all!
I’m Black and I think articles like this do little more than to make accomplishments by POC look like affirmative action…. To accurately assess this issue you’d have to ask who the actors/actresses of color in movies this year were? Were they bigger than any of the White people on that cover? Or maybe the were better but not bigger because they weren’t recognized? So who should have replaced whom? I know I would have preferred to see an article highlighting some underrated actors of color and their work instead of this…because it holds no weight.
BTW She took a break because she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called Graves disease.
Can twerking be a white thing now? That is one appropriation I do not mind lol
No its not. His individual strands of hair have no curl, coil, or zig zag. It just looks damaged. I’m sorry but messy white people hair does not = afro. Merriam-Webster
Afro (noun) - a hairstyle in which very curly hair is shaped into a smooth round ball #20 is the closest thing to an afro on this list depending on your definition of “very curly”.