just think about y’all millions and millions of little dark skinned black girls are going to go to the supermarket with their parents this month and when they’re waiting in line at the check out aisle they’re going to look up and see Lupita Nyong’o being hailed as the most beautiful woman in the world god is amazing
Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion:
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!
This is why this is important.
I put out a weekly Brooklyn pizza ranking email blast.
#history repeats itself. somebody says this.#i love you like the surgeon general warnings: may cause death#don’t kiss trainwrecks. don’t kiss knives. don’t kiss.#tell me how all this and love too will ruin us#i did not ask to be born with these eyes#this is the story of the boys who love you#(you want a better story? who wouldn’t?)#the absence contradicts itself#let’s say you’ve swallowed a bad thing and now it’s got its hands inside you#you try to warn him#my mouth is a wound and you want to kiss me#monsters are always hungry darling#at least you can believe in the narrative#and now here we are#ot3: the stitches and the devouring mouth#you want an alibi? you don’t get an alibi. you get two brothers.#i’m sorry it’s such a lousy story#(but imagine this: it’s the princess with claws and fiery breath who smashes her way from the confines of her castle and swallows men whole) (via ruthseriouslydothis)
"I decided to make a whole album about all of the worst moments of my life because I feel like it’s in those disasters that you sort of discover who you are" (inspired by x)
Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, king and queen of the kingdom Ethiopia.
Her mother Cassiopeia boasted that she was more beautiful than the Nereids, the nymph-daughters of the sea god Nereus and often seen accompanying Poseidon. To punish the Queen for her arrogance, Poseidon, brother to Zeus and god of the Sea, sent a sea monster (Cetus) to ravage the coast of Ethiopia including the kingdom of the vain Queen. The desperate King consulted the Oracle of Apollo, who announced that no respite would be found until the king sacrificed his virgin daughter Andromeda to the monster. She was chained naked to a rock on the coast.
Perseus was returning from having slain the Gorgon Medusa, he found Andromeda and slew Cetus by turning him to stone. He set her free, and married her in spite of Andromeda having been previously promised to her uncle Phineus. At the wedding a quarrel took place between the rivals, and Phineus was turned to stone by the sight of the Gorgon’s head.
Perseus and Andromeda had seven sons: Perseides, Perses, Alcaeus, Heleus, Mestor, Sthenelus, and Electryon, and one daughter, Gorgophone. Their descendants ruled Mycenae from Electryon down to Eurystheus, after whom Atreus attained the kingdom, and would also include the great hero Heracles.
When she died, Andromeda was hung in the sky as a constellation. (x)
The truth is our job isn’t always great and sometimes it sucks. But it sucks a little less when I get to do it with you.
Do you know what they did to my brother? And my mother.
Gina Torres photographed by JSquared Photography for Bello Mag