Renee Thompson is trying to make it as a top fashion model in New York. She’s got the looks, the walk and the drive. But she’s a black model in a world where white women represent the standard of beauty. Agencies rarely hire black models. And when they do, they want them to look “like white girls dipped in chocolate.”
The Colour of Beauty is a shocking short documentary that examines racism in the fashion industry. Is a black model less attractive to designers, casting directors and consumers? What is the colour of beauty?
This film is part of the Work For All series, produced by the National Film Board of Canada, with the participation of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
I live in an island, so yesterday we had a really bad mist (like silent hill style) around the city ‘cause of the ocean and things like that. So what happened to show up inside of the mist? THIS DUDE! THIS DUDE SHOWED UP FROM NOWHERE WEARING THIS SILENT HILL PYRAMID HEAD COSPLAY AND JUST STOOD THERE! IN THE FUCKING MIDDLE OF THE STREET! FUCK! I ALMOST DIED WHEN I SAW THAT! To make it worst it was 2AM!
I wish they’d make one of those “Life Alert” things for when you’re having an existential crisis. “Help, I’ve fallen into a bottomless void of emotional inertia and I can’t get up.”
“I would sooner stay with you. On Naath I’d be afraid. What if the slavers came again? I feel safe when I’m with you.”
Our 16 yr. old lesbian foster child was removed from our home due to our sexual orientation. We are fighting to get her back. Can you help? The homophobic birth mother of our 16 year old lesbian foster daughter went to the state of Kansas and fought to have her removed from our home solely due to our sexual orientation. Our foster daughter wants to be in our home and has flourished with us. We love her like she is one of our own and we want to fight to whatever lengths we can to get her back. This is about equality and it’s about doing what is in the best interest of this child. Due to confidentiality, I can’t include a picture of our foster child; the picture I am using is a picture of myself, my partner, and my daughter.
PLEASE - if you can’t help, reblog. These ladies are awesome parents, and they deserve to continue to be the safe, nurturing home that this young lady has needed.
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I’m a Baltimore City native currently residing in Baltimore County at the moment. I’m a well-read, theory-analyzing enthusiast, & intersectional black feminist academic preparing to defend myself against Cathy Brennan who filed criminal charges against me on April 6th, 2013 for “violation of peace order terms.” Being that I just graduated and work less than 21 hours per week, I need a little help with defense lawyer expenses.
Here’s the background information:
January 1, 2013—
Cathy Brennan filed a peace order against me on the terms of internet harassment. After I was summoned to court and the peace order was issued (which stated I was no longer able to directly contact Brennan via any outlet until June 9th), Brennan contacted a community, internet-based news outlet to further draw attention to the peace order issue. The article was published with a one-sided point of view (not including all the facts or Brennan’s extensive history of targeting transgender women and their allies), in which Brennan capitalized on the opportunity to produce libelous sources. Such sources have given her many opportunities to label me as a “violent queer” to the public as well as on the internet.
PLEASE spread the word about this, but DO NOT tag Brennan when signal boosting. Thank you.
Boost the hell out of this.
Plan B prevents a pregnancy from happening. No pregnancy means no abortion. Pro-lifers are against Plan B. Pro-lifers attack something that prevents abortions. Much like they attack Sex Ed and condoms.