I recently received an email from an anonymous fan sharing how she pulled a Hawkeye Initiative themed prank on her CEO to illustrate a problem with some artwork. My personal compliments to her and her accomplice on a mission well done; they perfectly took the concept of The Hawkeye Initiative one…
What can you do with curly, frizzy hair? make it go away!
Frizz-Ease commercial on TV fairly often. Thank you for reminding me, an African American woman, once again that my hair is a birth defect that needs to be corrected. (via microaggressions)
”— I, too, have curly, frizzy hair and it’s shit like this from tv, movies, and magazines that has caused me to agonize over my hair since I was very young. I’ve only lately even begun to be okay with my natural hair because I have a boyfriend who tells me often that he loves my wild, curly mess of hair. That’s all it takes - people telling you that your hair is beautiful and it doesn’t need to be “fixed”. I wish there were an initiative to ban beauty magazines for the damage they do to women.
That's not your real hair, you're fully black!
It's fake, stop trying to convince us that black people can have long hair!
Two people in my class talking about my mid-back length curly hair, two weeks ago. I'm a 17 year old Eritrean (East African) female in London. It made me feel disappointed, enraged, but mostly, shocked by their ignorance and outright lack of manners.
“We’re very sorry if we offended you. This was very uncomfortable for us. The problem was not you, G-d forbid, but that your relationship would become a topic at the Shabbos table that might cause our other guests discomfort and confuse our children. Again we apologize for offending you. Shabbat Shalom.”—A text from a couple after they uninvited me from a Shabbos meal at the last minute. Living in Israel alone, I often have to rely on strangers for these meals. They are the first hosts, Orthodox or not, that have reacted with such bigotry. I am a 29 year old Jewish woman who is married to a woman back in the States. (via microaggressions)