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It’s Bigger Than Blue Ivy

As someone who was raised on Just For Me (for none black folx thats a type of perm targeted at young black girls), It has been a process that will forever be continuing, to love my hair and deconstruct white standards of beauty.  This is why it’s bigger than just Blue Ivy, this is about anti-black-womanness.

For the first time in a long while both black women and little girls are feeling empowered enough wear their hair as is and put away the creamy crack. With Solange Knowles being one of the first major black celebs to make the intentionality and reasons publicly known behind why she was no longer perming her hair, you would think it would come to no surprise that her niece would then follow suit.  


But we’re talking about Blue Ivy though, and her mom just happens to be Beyonce, and for both blacks and non blacks she represents the epitome of what black beauty is supposed to look like. Long flowing blonde hair, curvy in all the right places, light colored eyes, and light skin, she’s the black Barbie doll.  This incredibly white supremacist standard of beauty, is one that not even her daughter can hold up to.

See it’s a double edge sword, and like most things for black people in this country you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. If Beyonce were to begin wearing her hair natural and leave the wigs and weaves alone, she would be faced with the same backlash as her daughter because she will no longer be easily digestible for white Americans. On the other hand, if Beyonce didn’t assimilate so well into white standards of beauty we wouldn’t be sitting here talking about her daughters hair.

The issue here isn’t that Beyonce doesn’t wear her hair natural; the issue here, and always is White Supremacy and Anti-blackness. We are all forced into assimilation by some way or another in this society. Black women’s hair whether we wear it natural or in weaves will never be good enough, our bodies will never be the right body type, our voices and words will never carry the right tone – we will never be white, and for that we will never be the right.

The reality is, white supremacy depends on the insecurity and destruction of black women.

Unfortunately for white supremacy, we are indestructible.

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Help Needed for IWW Freshii Workers’ Union Organizers! Donate Today!
http://www.tinyurl.com/FreshiiWorkers

Last month, Freshii workers at 200 w Randolph in Chicago marched on their boss to demand the return of nearly $2,000 in stolen wages and union recognition.

Of the two demands, the stolen wages were returned to the workers. While the fight for union recognition continues, Heather Sprigler has been illegally fired in retaliation for her role in the organizing efforts. Last week, Alison Olhava fell ill and her boss, Peter Irie, cut her hours from a normal 35 a week to a dismal 8. Peter has refused to meet with Alison and her IWW representatives to discuss this change in scheduling.

While ULPs have been filed, Alison and Heather are roommates and their household is badly in need of financial support. Neither Heather nor Alison are paid organizers and both rely on wage work. Their household includes Alison, her partner who is currently seeking employment, Heather, her two year old son Santiago, and Alison’s 9 month old puppy.

All money raised will go toward basic necessities like rent, bills, and keeping food on the table. If additional funds are raised, it will be used to support the IWW Freshii Workers’ Union in other ways. Please stay tuned to our facebook (facebook.com/FreshiiUnion640) for details on an upcoming action to support Freshii workers!

http://www.tinyurl.com/FreshiiWorkers

Yo, help my super good friends and Fellow Workers stay alive and keep fighting! Donate if you can, signal boost even if you can’t!

I see Alison every day and she does important work. Please help out if you can!

sucker-for-styles:

 

[Harry]

I think I’m gonna lose my mind                                                  

Something deep inside me                                                                       

I can’t give up                                                                                           

I think I’m gonna lose my mind                                                                  

I roll and I roll till I’m out of luck                                                         

Yeah, I roll and I roll till I’m out of luck

 

[Niall]

I’m feeling something deep inside                                                   

Harder than a jet stream                                                               

Burning up                                                                                                 

I got a feeling deep inside                                                                     

It’s taking it’s taking all I got                                                              

Yeah, it’s taking it’s taking                                                                      

All I got

 

[Liam]

'Cause nobody knows you, baby                                                     

The way I do                                                              

And nobody loves you, baby                                                            

The way I do                                                                                             

It’s been so long                                                                         

It’s been so long                                                                          

Maybe we’re fireproof                                                               

'Cause nobody saves me, baby                                        

The way you do

 

[Louis]

I think I’m gonna win this time                                                        

Riding on a wind                                                                           

That I won’t give up                                                                      

I think I’m gonna win this time                                                     

I roll and I roll till I changed my luck                                               

Yeah, I roll and I roll till I changed my luck

 

[Zayn]

'Cause nobody knows you, baby                                                     

The way I do                                                                                             

And nobody loves you, baby                                                        

The way I do                                                                       

It’s been so long                                                                       

It’s been so long                                                                       

We must be fireproof                                                                

'Cause nobody saves me, baby                                                     

The way you do

 

[All]

'Cause nobody loves you, baby                                                 

The way I do                                                                           

And nobody loves you, baby                                                     

The way I do

 

[Liam]

It’s been so long                                                         

It’s been so long                                                                           

Baby, we’re fireproof

 

[Harry]

'Cause nobody saves me, baby                                                    

The way you do

 

SOBS I HAVEN’T EVEN FINISHED LISTENING TO IT I JUST DOWNLOADED IT AND I ALREADY NEED TO REBLOG IT

kafkarockopera:

ianthe:

#AdorableAnarchists #BabesOnTheBarricades #WonderWobblies #ClassWarCuties (at Chicago IWW Branch Office)

These tags are something else and what I’m trying to say is I got to meet Ianthe while in Chicago.

IM STILL SO EXCITED THAT THIS IS A THING THAT HAPPENED

like i actually screeched when they read your name on the housing list when we were planning stuff

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i love u

solidarity 11ever

In the guide you are making can you include getting a diagnosis? I wabt to wait until I move out if ny parents house to start that process, and I could definitely use advice on getting a diagnosus when you are 17-20!

Asked by Anonymous

I’ll have to look at what’s in the old Healthcare section I’m revising, but if it’s not in there I will totally make sure that it gets added!

Is "white-passing" a thing/phrase that is used? I'm technically biracial, but I'm very light and don't speak Spanish and essentially am assumed to be white. I like to be able to talk about the fact that I'm Hispanic but with the acknowledgement that I still have a lot of privilege because of how I look and grew up.

Asked by Anonymous

it is a thing, yes

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