Check Your Lipstick Before You Talk To Me

Every time I drag someone to filth my heartbreaks. Without Naomi I wouldn’t be amazing at throwing shade.
“I don’t think so. I wasn’t letting that go, not with that lipstick color dear…Check your lipstick before you come and talk to me, because you’re wearing it!” Absolutely crestfallen I have to take her out. Someone told me they believed my friend and I were her children in a past life. If you saw us, trust me, it makes sense.
At the end of the day, I idolized most of the people I have to k.o for civilizations sake. This is what they mean by ignorance is bliss. Not knowing their true natures, just being a fan. Those were the days I’ll tell ya. As time passes, my heart becomes more callused about it. I’ve experienced their hatred, gave time and chances, to,d them how to save themselves. They earned this. A purpose is a purpose, period. Now I have to rectify how to let their achievements go undiminished, without supporting them. Life is indeed complex and paradoxical. Via: Super Models Fanatic

Anger Can Be Cathartic

No one has ever freed themselves from oppression by asking nicely.

Anger can be cathartic, motivating, and above all else an expression of the innate humanity of any community. Demands that the oppressed be calm and polite that forgiveness come before all else are fundamentally dehumanizing. If your child is killed by the police, if the water in your community is poisoned, if a mockery is made of your grief, how do you feel? Do you want to be calm and quiet? Do you want to forgive in order to make everyone else comfortable? Or do you want to scream, to yell, to demand justice for the wrongs done? Via: Ebony Magazine

Blacktopia Detroit 3000 “Hair Wars”

Artist Tylonn J Sawyer displays futuristic Detroit, his home, if it were to go from a dilapidated city to a thriving one. Here he gives us his rendition of hair wars, a cultural pillar in the black community. “Hair wars started in the nightclubs of Detroit in 1985 as an informal stage show for local hairstylists to display their hair creations and show off their skills. Legendary DJ David Humphries, aka ‘Hump The Grinder,’ conceptualized ‘Hair Wars’ as one of gimmick parties to keep things interesting in the clubs. What began as a four week hair promotion, has lasted 1015 years!”

A beautiful curation. I will def be featuring this artist again. Which style is your favorite? Artist: Tylonn J. Sawyer

A Reminder Regarding Karen O

Karen O is so fucking cool.
Just that rock n’roll magic.
That’s it, that’s the message.

Via: Resurrection 80’s, A Frame_Agency, Funk A Nova NYC, Vogue Korea & BFA

Supermodel 101: Christy Turlington

Standing at 5’10 here to win, this green eyed, brunette isn’t just 1/3 of The Trinity, but in my top three favorite supermodels of all time. I’m obsessed enough to know this full lipped, chiseled face hottie, has one almond shaped eye and one round. A classic beauty with dainty features, Christy Turlington was discovered at 13 in Florida. A local photographer spotted her riding a horse. She modeled part time while finishing school, eventually moving to New York City at 18 to pursue a full time career.

Intelligent, she didn’t let being on over 500 magazine covers (Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Tatler…), endless runways and campaigns (Calvin Klein, Chanel, YSL, Maybelline…), or music videos (Duran Duran & George Michael) stop her from getting degrees. Turlington has BA’s from NYU in both comparative religion and philosophy.
A humanitarian, she went back for her masters at Columbia University for public health. Using it to found Every Mother Counts, making pregnancy and childbirth safe, for every mother everywhere.” She’s also an advocate for CARE, an international organization that helps women and girls with social justice, financial assistance, education, basic needs and health. Feminist fucking icon.

Brains, beauty and compassion helped her bag equally talented husband Ed Burns. The actor, director, producer and supermodel share 2 children. Turlington too has film credentials, directing No Woman, No Cry, a documentary about preventable maternal deaths.
A bad bitch and a badass, with an iconic iconic career. They don’t make ‘em like this anymore folks. Which Christy Turlington picture is your fave? Via: Supermodel_Archive_2, Classic Beauty Official, Vogue & Supermodels_Work

When The Women Were Drummers

“It is often said that the first sound we hear in the womb is our mother’s heartbeat. Actually, the first sound to vibrate our newly developed hearing apparatus is the pulse of our mother’s blood through her veins and arteries. We vibrate to that primordial rhythm even before we have ears to hear. Before we were conceived, we existed in part as an egg in our mother’s ovary. All the eggs a woman will ever carry form in her ovaries while she is a four-month old fetus in the womb of her mother. This means our cellular life as an egg begins in the womb of our grandmother. Each of us spent five months in our grandmother’s womb and she in turn formed within the womb of her grandmother. We vibrate to the rhythms of our mother’s blood before she herself is born…” Artist: Xi Pan

What Mark Are You Leaving?

“Being forgotten, she thinks, is a bit like going mad. You begin to wonder what is real. After all, how can a thing be real if it cannot be remembered? It’s like the Zen koan, the one about the tree falling in the woods. If no one heard it, did it happen? If a person cannot leave a mark, do the exist?

Artist: Daniel Ametefe Kukubor (@ametkukubor)