*develops new crush* *looks up star sign compatibility instead of actually talking to them*
Sayo x Manhood Tokyo
La Belle Personne, by Christophe Honoré
found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom
a little girl who grows up thinking all doors are automatic but actually she’s haunted by a really polite ghost
i am so scared of the generation of young boys fed on a steady diet of violent internet porn growing up and becoming influential and prevalent
THIS IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT!
black ballerina excellence
So gorgeous and elegant
Why is this important? i see a girl doing ballet, stop outlining difference, its important we just admire the skills, and afore mentioned ellegance
First of all shut the fuck up and have several seats
and heres why in Michaela’s own words what she had to go through beig BLACK and still goes through
When she was around 8 and rehearsing for The Nutcracker, just a few days before the performance she was told, “I’m sorry, you can’t do it. America’s not ready for a black girl ballerina.”
For Michaela, “to say this to an 8-year-old is just devastating. It was terrible.”
When she was 9, a teacher told her mother: “I don’t like to put money into black dancers because they grow up and end up having big boobs and big hips.”
The dancer looked down at her petite figure and protested, “I don’t have boobs. I don’t get it.”
Instead of getting her down, “It makes me more determined,” she said. “Because I’ve been through so much, I know now that I can make it and I can help other kids who have been in really bad situations realize that they can make it too.”
This is why it is important, for little Black girls to see a black ballerina made it despite being discriminated against because of her skin color!!!
Hers was definitely the most absorbing story in the documentary First Position, her early years in Sierra Leone, the shit she put up with from dance instructors, the shit she put up with from the parents of other girls she was dancing with growing up who would just say things like “Oh black girls can’t be ballerinas” to her mother as though it was a casual fact and not a horrifically racist and demotivational claim to make. What she’s gone through as a person with vitilago, both as a dancer and as a child in the orphanage where they said her pigmentation made her a “devil child”. And just how hard she works ON TOP of the energy she has to spend dealing with people who try to tear her down. In the documentary she trains so hard for the youth Grand Prix that she injures herself in such a way that dancing more before recuperating could potentially cause her permanent career-ending injury, but she does it anyway because she knows how important the scholarships offered to competitors are and wins one.
She’s a super amazing person, I’m so happy every time I hear other people bring her up.
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