The majority of what I draw is pulled from my personal life be it random thoughts that pop up or actual stuff that happens to me. Although the colors are digital, I still stick to using good ol’ paper and pen for my cartoons. I simple believe that there can never be enough brown girl cartoons. - Yagazie Emezi
The only nail polish for me
See, when white guys commit felonies against black people or sexually harass women, those are just “pranks”. Those are the rules.
Breastfeeding is NOT wrong and is nothing to be ashamed of or “covered up.” Get real, society!
I love my skin!Do you all understand how important this is? Do you? So many dark skinned girls will look at this—or have seen this and will feel, even if by a little, better about themselves. Sometimes all a kid needs is validation from someone who is just a little bit like them in some way or form (you know that word “representation”?) so they can easily believe and SEE they, too, can get to that level of whatever in their life. In this case a girl can say, “hey she’s dark like me and loves her skin. I can too!” It’s one thing for someone in their everyday life to shower them with love and assurance that they’re fine in the skin they’re in, but it’s another thing to actually bare witness to it in the media you consume. It’s not just your mom being nice to you. The world thinks you’re fine the way you are too. This is so important. They need to see women like this everywhere. They need to see themselves saying they love what society says they should hate. They NEED, TO,SEE, THIS. It’s revolutionary to say you love what you got and didn’t ask for despite the world telling you otherwise. So bless Sesame Street, man. The Whip My Hair bit from Willow and now the loving your skin color bit with Lupita makes them a SUPER important children’s program.
NO BUTTER, NO OIL, LOW-SUGAR AND 100% AMAZING!
1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup greek yogurt (i suggest vanilla)
3/4 cups pumpkin
1 ripe banana
1/4 cup agave nectar
16 ounces cream cheese 1/3 fat
1/3 cup date puree
1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. mix together all dry ingredients in one bowl.
3. smash banana and mix with other wet ingredients in separate bowl.
4. mix dry and wet ingredients together.
5. spray a muffin tin and pour batter into each cup.
6. bake for 25-27 minutes.
7. make frosting while muffins cook: mix up the cream cheese to make it fluffy with a hand mixer. slowly add in the date puree, while mixing.
8. put frosting in the fridge to firm up.
9. after muffins have baked, allow them to cool before adding the frosting.
TheDailyPositive.com (via thedailypozitive)
5 YEARS ago today, September 13, 2009
I’m not “pretty for a brown girl”.
I’m pretty. Gorgeous. Fucking beautiful.
And your mayo beauty standards don’t mean shit to me.