Belle (2013) dir. Amma Asante
I don’t think you guys know just how powerful this scene was. Literally when I was in the audience I could just see a lot of the women of color affected by this scene. A lot of us have gone through this self denial and self hate through the effects of white beauty standards and beliefs forced down our throats.This was the first time I had ever seen something that I had personally felt before portrayed on the screen and it put tears in my eyes. If you haven’t seen this movie, go see it. It’s out on dvd/bluray/streaming
(Source: brandyalexanders, via fuckyeahmixedbeauty)
"Being white means never having to think about it."
Damn, didn’t realize how few black lawyers there are. About to start looking for fellowships/scholarships to share.
With numbers that bad somebody has to be (or at least should be) hosting scholarship programs for aspiring black lawyers
Three fabulous Black ballerinas, Ashley Murphy, Ebony Williams and Misty Copeland are on the cover of Pointe for June/July 2014. Stunning cover. They’re so beautiful. I’ve never bought a ballet magazine but I want a copy of this to read their story and to keep. ❤
Oh and their brown pointe shoes. IMPORTANT.
I never realized pointe shoes were meant to match your skin tone. It makes perfect sense now, but it seriously never occurred to me, because all the pointe shoes I’ve ever seen were pink or some shade of pink/white.
Yay for learning something new today! Boo for having to learn it because of a lack of representation of people of color in ballet…. well, fucking everywhere, but in this specific case…
Yeah, they were always “flesh” coloured to accentuate and elongate the legs…. Growing up, I always hated having to either wear pink or black shoes because it just didn’t have the same look and made me stick out even more.
Well I learned something obvious today
white people are like “why don’t you live in India” and I’m just thinking why don’t you live in 12.5% Germany 25% England 25% Australia 6.25% Sweden 18.75% Russia and 12.5% Italy??????