So, I tried to take a bunch of pictures today because I debuted this dress for my birthday and really like it. However… I looked uncertain and tired and bemused every time I tried. Maybe this is what 28 looks like on me. Here’s to another rotation.
Tights: Hue at Macy’s
Shoes: Old Navy men’s all beat up and ratty
Best birthday present? Gilmore Girls is on Netflix today.
Worst birthday present? Rocky Horror MAC collection is already sold out.
I’ve gotten a lot of comments on this look today. I’ve also posted this dress many times, but in real life, it is hells bright. I’ve officially had two people on two different occasions make the joke “What was that? I can’t hear you over your dress” while wearing it. They jelly.
Dress: Old Navy
Tights: Hue from Macy’s
Scarf, boots: thrifted
Lip: Milani lip liner in Sugar Plum
I just really love my cat, you guys.
Time to celebrate the first week back at school ending by hanging out with school friends in some hippie nonsense clothing. This makeup is almost all Sephora brand and I’m obsesssssed.
Shoes: Birkenstock (I literally wear nothing else)
The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.
Scott Woods (X)
he motherfucking dropped the truth.
THAT’S THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR OWNING EVERYTHING
this is a super important explanation to think about whenever you feel like telling someone that something isn’t racist because you don’t hate x person.
I probably reblogged in the past, but here it is again in that case.
I still take selfies, guys.
School is starting soon, so I no longer work at Macy’s. I can wear lots of color again. Also, my hair is long.
Shoes: Birkenstock (living in these all Summer)
Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests
I cannot tolerate people who say that racism is over.