Skin Color and Dress Shopping

creamtwosugarsplease:

I am brown skinned. I wish I was a bit darker because it makes ME personally shine. My eyes look bolder, my hair looks darker, and I look like a beautiful espresso bean. 

But shopping for a dress in a South Asian area I was told to wear light colors because I am darker, and not dark colors cause it will make me look darker. I didn’t mind because these folks come from a different culture with a different view on beauty. And I didn’t mind because I love my beautiful dark skin that my dad gave me (surprisingly my Trinidadian mother is Tan at most) I understand that bright colors make darker skin pop, makes your skin color shine and compliment it. But I know that’s not why they are saying it. They are saying it because they don’t want their daughters to be ALL dark. They can’t help their skin color, but they can help what they wear. But what if they said this to a young girl who is insecure? It breaks my heart.

South Asian Mothers: Never tell your dark skinned daughter not to wear dark colors because it makes her look darker. Tell her she is beautiful no matter what shade her skin is. You know why?

Because she is.

pseudoingenue:

pseudoingenue:

My faith has always been quite tenuous. I don’t know if there is a man up there who listens to our prayers. Right now, I sure do hope there is. My aunt’s baby is at Great Ormond Street Hospital since yesterday. He is bleeding from his brain and possibly other internal bleeding as well. It doesn’t look good at all. All any of us seem to be able to do is stay strong for baby Joshua’s parents and send prayers their way. If any of you can say a little prayer for his recovery, it is much appreciated. Wishing miracles this way.

Update: Thank you for all the prayers and getting in touch with me. It is very much appreciated and the family are grateful for all the prayers made for Joshua. The doctors have decided that following a brain test tomorrow they will be turning off the ventilator. So, just hoping for the parents and family to stay strong for whatever might come their way from this point on. 

Update: So, following a final MRI scan and a Brain Stem Test, Joshua’s ventilator has been turned off. While he had a very short life, he will be missed more than words can describe. Thank you for all the prayers. Let’s hope for the parents to stay strong and cope through the tougher times ahead. I also hope that as family and friends, we can support them through this. Rest in Peace Joshua. x

10 books

In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag your friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

I was tagged by thecolorupstream! Thanks Brolin. Yeah, I know I’m doing this really late. 

The following books are all favourites and there were a few others that I had to whittle down from this list! But here we go:

1. Oryx and Crake Trilogy by Margaret Atwood

2. The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter

3. Beloved by Toni Morrison

4. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

5. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

6. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

7. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

8. Mayyazhipuzhayude Theerangalil by M. Mukundan

9. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

10. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

I feel like a lot of you have already done this, so sorry if I’ve tagged you again! I’d like to see the list from elaichi-cha, ablackskyisfalling, stinglikeafxingbee, promango, oneofthefruits, midukki, baavri, enroutetodreams, aargh basically all of you! Coz it’s fun to know what other people read!

pseudoingenue:

My faith has always been quite tenuous. I don’t know if there is a man up there who listens to our prayers. Right now, I sure do hope there is. My aunt’s baby is at Great Ormond Street Hospital since yesterday. He is bleeding from his brain and possibly other internal bleeding as well. It doesn’t look good at all. All any of us seem to be able to do is stay strong for baby Joshua’s parents and send prayers their way. If any of you can say a little prayer for his recovery, it is much appreciated. Wishing miracles this way.

Update: Thank you for all the prayers and getting in touch with me. It is very much appreciated and the family are grateful for all the prayers made for Joshua. The doctors have decided that following a brain test tomorrow they will be turning off the ventilator. So, just hoping for the parents and family to stay strong for whatever might come their way from this point on. 

My faith has always been quite tenuous. I don’t know if there is a man up there who listens to our prayers. Right now, I sure do hope there is. My aunt’s baby is at Great Ormond Street Hospital since yesterday. He is bleeding from his brain and possibly other internal bleeding as well. It doesn’t look good at all. All any of us seem to be able to do is stay strong for baby Joshua’s parents and send prayers their way. If any of you can say a little prayer for his recovery, it is much appreciated. Wishing miracles this way.

owning-my-truth:

transnormativity:

LITERALLY how can this petition possibly still be struggling to break 70k signatures?? are you against more measures to keep cops from killing black people in the streets? in their own homes? please signal boost this petition to all your social media sites.

This is the petition literally:

"Petitioning President Barack Obama:  Please Enact New Federal Laws to Protect Citizens from Police Violence and Misconduct"

Signal boost the shit out of this.

(via elaichi-cha)

Anonymous: happy birthday, hope you have a wonderful day (sree gave you a shoutout)

Thank you very much! I’ve had a really good day so far. :)

Ps: Thanks Sree, you’re a darling! :)

Anonymous: who's J?

Ha. That is such a direct question! Well, J is the love of my life, etc, etc. (As pretty much said in the post I mentioned him in.)