For those of you who criticize Janelle’s signature monochromatic look.
From her speech on “Black Girls Rock”:
“When I started my music career, I was a maid. I used to clean houses. My mother was a proud janitor. My stepfather, who raised me like his very own, worked at the post office and my father was a trashman. They all wore uniforms and that’s why I stand here today, in my black and white, and I wear my uniform to honor them.
This is a reminder that I have work to do. I have people to uplift. I have people to inspire. And today, I wear my uniform proudly as a Cover Girl. I want to be clear, young girls, I didn’t have to change who I was to become a Cover Girl. I didn’t have to become perfect because I’ve learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness.
Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.” - Janelle Monáe
May not like her music, but i LOVE what she stands for!
My son loves looking pretty!
He absolutely loves having his nails painted and he chose to paint them red today. His toe nails are a metallic blue.
He is damn pretty!
Parenting done right! Kelly you’re the BEST!!
Two young men tied the knot in a rare South African gay wedding in KwaDukuza (Stanger) on Saturday.
In what was described as the town’s first gay marriage, Tshepo Modisane and Thoba Sithole, both 27, walked down the aisle in front of 200 guests at the Stanger Siva Sungam community hall.
The wedding was a jubilant, exciting affair, attracting even uninvited members of the local community.
Thoba, a Joburg-based IT specialist, is from Shakaville, KwaDukuza and Tshepo an audit manager at PwC. They have known each other for years and dated on and off, before stabilising their relationship.
Now that they are wedded, they will take on the double-barrelled surname of Sithole-Modisane. The couple appeared to enjoy the support from the community, family and friends.
“Thoba is a really nice guy, very fun and outgoing,” said Loyiso Xaba, a family friend.
Another wedding guest, Bongani Sibisi, said: “They are an inspiration and step in the right direction.”
“This is my first wedding of this kind,” said Pastor Tankiso Mokwena, who married the couple.
In an interview on gay lifestyle website mambaonline.com, Thoba said about the relationship: “Since we are both men we have decided that neither of us will pay lobolo. The most we will do is to buy gifts for our parents as a sign of appreciation for raising us.”
The couple are reportedly planning to have children through a surrogate.
“Family is important to us and that is the number one reason why we want to have children,” said Thoba.
“We also want our children to grow up in an environment where they are loved greatly by both parents who appreciate them.”
Tshepo said one of the reasons they chose to be so open was that they “hope to inspire people out there who are still struggling to come to terms with their sexuality”.
“We see no reason to hide in darkness as if there is something to be ashamed about.
“Our marriage is largely symbolic and a sign that black gay men can commit and build a family through a happy and loving marriage,” he said.
Reblogging the original story also because this is just too sweet and awesome to pass up
Cherith: YOU ARE NOW A GREY WARDEN
- The amount of followers you have is how many darkspawn you have killed.
- The person’s url you reblog this from is your Marbari’s name.
- Your icon is the next King or Queen of Ferelden.
- The first item you see to your left is your weapon of choice.
Ive killed 362 darkspawn
My Mabari’s name is Cherith
Since my icon is of me, I’ll be the next Fereldan Queen (fuck yeah)
And my weapon of choice is a pen…
Going to see Illan Riviere and Rachel Brice on Saturday at the Alberta Rose!
Ahhh I am way too excited!
LUCKY!!! i wanna go!!
I’m sexually attracted to this Jacket
I have reblogged this before and I will again. Can’t get over this thing.
I should make this now.
I had two ideas for what I would get married in.
1. Pirate Attire
2. A cross between a dress and a tux
you have created both
I need this in my closet!
*shakes head n’ sighs*
This makes me want to go up to her at that moment and say “Really? That’s lovely! ..Yanno, I have the body to be a bellydancer, too. -Because I -am- one.. and I weigh over 200lbs. Just so ya know, bellydance is NOTabout the size or shape of the body. Truly ANY BODY CAN BELLYDANCE.”
Fight the misconceptions, people. Try to be kind while you’re doing it, but FIGHT THEM.
And don’t let others’ ignorance get in the way of your happiness, either.
Pursue your dreams, no matter WHAT size you are. Period. ♥ ♥ ♥
I have the body to be a belly dancer.
I don’t fight misconceptions when people aren’t really well misconceptions. She just said she has a body. O_o I can’t argue against that.
I can’t argue against it either, HOWEVER… at the same time she’s wearing a hip scarf and jangle top and NOTHING else… that’s still sexualizing belly dance and is NOT belly dance..
it took me exactly .5 seconds to start to ship it.
he looks like the guy on the last pirates movie who falls in love with the mermaid.. is it the same actor? if so i love him more now omg
Instantly shipped it, even though I know it wont happen.
I love this song. So passionate and sad.
I know I’ve posted about this song before, but i really want to dance to it someday.
Let’s get naked: Sheila Kelley at TEDxAmericanRiviera
I like and agree with several points of what this talk is about, but at the same time there are things that I don’t. Specifically, the “subtle” fat shaming and religious ignorance.
Those who cover due to religion do it because it is their CHOICE to cover in worship of their God(s). I am a pagan, and there are times that during a ritual or a prayer that I feel the need to cover my head, or be completely swathed in cloth that covers a good portion of my body. It’s not because my God(s)/Goddess(es) require it of me, it’s because I want to.
Additionally, there are those like myself that are considered “overweight” and “obese” who are completely healthy. It is a fallacy of today’s society that says that weight equals health. I know SEVERAL dancers personally and through the beauty of youtube, facebook and Tumblr communities that are “fat”, “obese” and other shameful words. To refer back to Sheila’s talk, telling women who aren’t part of society’s ideal beauty because they aren’t “ideal”.. it goes RIGHT into her Talk of being an offense.
I have every right to be a feminine and exotic creature at my 170+ lbs just like i had every right to be feminine and exotic at 130 lbs. I have every right to feel beautiful and feminine and like a woman and a sexual being no matter WHAT my body weight, height, hair color, etc is.
Historically the shape of society’s ideal woman has fluctuated from skinny to “fat” to skinny again. In ye olden tymes, having weight meant that you were prosperous and healthy because you could afford to eat three meals (or more) a day. But no one wants to watch historical depictions of “fat” royals and nobles, so bring in the pretty and thin actors to draw the numbers and historical accuracy be damned.
Take the body/fat shaming out of this talk, as well as the tired dead horse of “mandatory veiling of the female body” because of religion, and this is something that everyone should watch and take to heart.
Okay, rant over I think.. I need to get to bed.
The car would be returned.
The party cancelled.
And child protective services called because I’d kick her selfish, self absorbed, ungrateful ASS.