Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Striking Ladies

I'm loving Adepero Oduye (on left)
and Paula Patton (at right) in the Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair!

I particularly love Adepero Oduye's vintage-inspired hair and Paula Patton's vintage-inspired dress! Even though there are only two women of color representing, it is still good to see the diversity in skin complexion there. To you it may seem trivial, but that doesn't take away the importance of the matter for others. Especially to certain girls who may have a skin complexion complex. I've certainly witnessed shadeism towards the dark chocolate skin girl who gets teased by the light caramel skin girl or vice versa. Shadeism even includes getting dissed by the guys within your own race. Which in my personal case a long time ago went like, "You're pretty, but I don't date the brown ladies". Ending with me saying something along the lines of, "Your loss jerk-off and thanks for not further wasting my time."

I enjoy seeing our many shades! How we came about to getting our many shades is a completely different subject. WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL. Do you realize how many people want to be us in the world girlies?!??

We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit because what was native has been stolen from us, the love of Black women for each other -Audre Lorde

1 comment:

MELISASource said...

Vanity Fair really did a beautiful job with this photo shoot! It's so elegant and simply breath-taking!