thank you to everyone who has visited politics and fashion in 2012. it’s still shocking that people find my ideas interesting and insightful. i started politics and fashion to give my internal banter an internet presence–i was tired of talking to myself. i’m so blessed and can’t think of one problem that doesn’t pale in comparison to the struggles endured by millions of people living in abject poverty, material oppression, and direct conflict. i’m thankful, and here’s what my 2012 looked like:
i got my model on.
i worked at improving my photography skills.
i shared my thoughts on the world.
“as women struggling to fit within unattainable physical norms (blue eyes, straight hair, white skin), we have fallen victim to the so-called liquid crack of chemical relaxers and omnipresent tracks of weave glued or stitched to our scalps. just to be clear, i’m not passing judgment on women who chose to forego natural hair–i’m not a natural hair nazi–however, i recognize the racial and gender oppression that has created the psychosis that tells black women they are not naturally beautiful.”
“i’ve developed a short questionnaire for those who are debating whether or not to purchase a pair of expensive shoes:
1. is your name harriet tubman?
2. is part of your daily job to traverse the underground railroad?
3. have you ever freed a slave?
if your answer is no to one or more of these questions, then i posit you do not deserve to own a pair of $600 sneakers. your feet aren’t that special.”