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machinablack said: +_+ You get one of these too. Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then send it to 10 of your favorite followers (not back to me, I did it already). Thinking good thoughts about yourself is hard but it will make you feel better so give it a go, for the sake of spreading positivity.

thank you chris! hard exerciseeee

- I came in terms with being thick and nowadays I like my tights/hips/etc (working on the ass tho)

- I am a good friend, I would do anything for those I really love

- I love sharing the things I love, with anyone. Puts me in a vulnerable place since I show a lot about myself, but I think all the art and good things deserve to be spreaded in the Universe

- Being sensitive is supposed to be a good thing, i’m always in touch with the feelings of others, mine and my environment.

- I look cute with twists and I love my lips with red lipstick

Anyone who feels like doing it, go ahead ! I tagged too many ppl already this week

siluetasdefuego on your way too, bela! you speak in the most poetic, warm way. thank you for this <3

It’s one of those days you feel nothing but like crying.

(Source: melvinencarnacion, via venus1993)

"And I cried. For myself. For this woman talkin’ about love. For all the women who have ever stretched their bodies out anticipating civilization and finding ruins."

- Sonia Sanchez (Homegirls and Handgrenades)

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Why Mixed with White isn't White

thisisnotjapan:

-By Sharon H. Chang

When I wrote my first post for Hyphen, Talking Mixed-Race Identity with Young Children, I was deliberately blunt about race. I wrote about how I don’t tell my multiracial son, who presents as a racial minority, that he’s white — but I do tell him he’s Asian. While the essay resonated with many people, others made comments like this: 

“Your child is as white as he is Asian… Why embrace one label and not the other?”

“Why is he Asian but not white? He has white ancestors as much as Asian ones. So if it’s OK to call him Asian, it’s OK to call him white. Or, if it’s not OK to call him white (because he’s not completely white) then it’s not OK to call him Asian, because he’s not completely Asian either.”

“Your child is neither white nor Asian. I once heard this description: When you have a glass of milk and add chocolate to it, you no longer have just a glass of milk and you no longer just have chocolate because you have created something completely different. A bi-racial or multi-racial child is not either/or.”

In the 1990s, psychologist and mixed-race scholar Maria P.P. Root wrote the famous Bill of Rights for People of Mixed Heritage, stirred by her examination of mixed-race identity, interviews with hundreds of multiracial folk across the U.S., and the struggles multiracial people face in forming and claiming a positive sense of self. “I have the right not to justify my existence to the world,” it reads. “To identify myself differently than strangers expect me to identify. To create a vocabulary about being multiracial or multiethnic.”

Almost two decades later, these proclamations still ring so true. Some people are completely unwilling to honor my family’s choice to identify as mixed-race and Asian because it doesn’t align with their own ideas about how we should identify. The right of a mixed-race person to self-construct and self-define, even today, endures continual policing from people with their own agendas.

If it’s not OK to call him white…then it’s not OK to call him Asian”; “Your child is neither white nor Asian.” These critiques are so often centered on whiteness: a sense of disbelief that I would “deny” it to my son, and the conviction that, if I won’t teach him he is white too — or at least partly white — then he is nothing at all. Even the problematic chocolate milk analogy — which the commenter clearly thought was progressive — begins with a glass of white milk with “color” added. White is seen as normative, and there is a total failure to recognize that racial categories are political

Of course I talk to my son about our white family members who are a part of his life and his identity. But those stories are about growing up in Virginia, or window candles at Christmastime in New England, or his Slovakian great-great-grandmother who came through Ellis Island alone when she was sixteen. Those stories are about our history, not about being “white.” “White” is not an ethnic celebration, a food festival, or a heritage parade. It’s about having unearned power and privilege based on the way you look.

In Dr. Peggy McIntosh’s famous essay on white privilege, she listed a series of unearned privileges white people enjoy. Among them: “I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time”; “I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented”; “I can speak in public to a powerful male group without putting my race on trial”; and “I can be pretty sure that if I ask to talk to the ‘person in charge,’ I will be facing a person of my race.” Are any of these true of my multiracial Asian son? My son, who barely has any children’s books that reflect his racial image, who is constantly scanned and assessed aloud based on “how Asian” he looks, my son who has had many more white teachers than teachers of color? 

Telling my child he’s white also won’t help him understand why children who were less than one-quarter Japanese were interned during World War II; why a stranger would look at him and say there are no “pure races” anymore; why a leading theatre company in our city unabashedly staged a yellowface production of an operetta; why kids on the playground pull back their eyes in a slant and spit out one of those ridiculous anti-Asian chants that just won’t go away. When I tell my son that he is Asian, mixed-race, multiracial, and a person of color, I’m not denying him parts of his ancestral-ethnic heritage. I’m teaching him about the race politics that intrude upon our lives whether we want them to or not. I’m preparing him to exist in a world that obstinately persists in being racially divided. And I’m trying to let him know something about the ways he has and will continue to be judged throughout his life, not because he’s white — but because he’s mixed with color.

(via loggingoutofpatriarchy)

Juste le temps de battre des cils,
Un souffle, un éclat bleu,
Un instant, qui dit mieux,
L’équilibre est fragile

J’ai tout vu
Je n’ai rien retenu

essenangstessen:

dancinginyourhead we’re leading parallel lives, we’re funk sisters on different sides of the globe, trying to let our funk appreciated in the way it should!!!

sim! and it should be, smh at your crush for being a fool, tsc tsc

  1. 😔😔 oh my lord Ana! Girl you have no faith in me! As if I would leave your ass for Tiago smh!!! annina can have him! I’m happily taken ❤️❤️
  2. don’t worry it’s gonna be the best wedding and we’re all gonna have a great time!!!!
    AHAHAHAHH you two are the best! thanks for making me laugh! <333
    I wouldn’t blame you dear Mia, his smile hypnotizes!!
i’m sorry but tiago and i have that bond and we will both wish you a life of happiness together. and we will smile adoringly at the beautiful brides you both are. but tiago chose me, and we all have to make peace with that. sorry Mia!
HAHAHAHAHAH I hope Mia settles for me! I’d love a drama free wedding, i’m latina but i’m good without the drama!
i will be at this wedding with tiago!!!
Don’t bring drama into my wedding Annina, I appreciate him serenating us in the aisle, but Mia not gonna be able to say I do because of his presence and she’s gonna run away with him!! (my life is gonna be a latina soap opera until the VERY END!)

essenangstessen:

true, where is the person crushing on me! I’m ready to be wined & dined! i dont even drink, so like just buy popcorn n take me to le cinema. skruggle life.

!!!

I still wanna marry you mamacita 😍😍
You see, already made my day!!!

I would love to find out someone has a crush on me

caanbaro:

whyohwhykai:

Thiago Santos
dancinginyourhead
like this?

FUCK. LIKE THIS. i have many friends with that smile! essenangstessen has seen them!!