Earlier this month, I wrote an article for  Model View Culture called The Newest Frontier on racism in tech. In addition to having the pleasure of being published with awesome folks and having an amazing editor, I get this note in the mail. I’m keeping it right on my desk. This was one of the best experiences I’ve had writing.
Model View Culture really appreciates the work and words of their writers. MVC isn’t just paying lip service to diversity. They show they mean it in how they value their writer’s time, perspectives and experiences. I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity!


**Disclaimer: Those are not live rounds,I also makejewelry, they’re simply pendants. You can see their meaning here**

Earlier this month, I wrote an article for Model View Culture called The Newest Frontier on racism in tech. In addition to having the pleasure of being published with awesome folks and having an amazing editor, I get this note in the mail. I’m keeping it right on my desk. This was one of the best experiences I’ve had writing.

Model View Culture really appreciates the work and words of their writers. MVC isn’t just paying lip service to diversity. They show they mean it in how they value their writer’s time, perspectives and experiences. I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity!

**Disclaimer: Those are not live rounds,I also makejewelry, they’re simply pendants. You can see their meaning here**

enisco

Look at all this #blackgirlmagic right here. <3

enisco:

Please Reblog this ,it’s my little sister playing and singing. I caught her off guard. She taught herself how to play in 3 months, it’s now been 6 months and she’s doing things like this at 3am. Love her sooooo much

The fact is, Rihanna doesn’t get dubbed as a feminist icon for the very same reasons her white peers do: the black female body is deemed as overtly sexual. So much so Miley Cyrus can derive a sexual identity just by associating with Blackness and Lily Allen can make a critique of hyper sexuality on our backs.

Rihanna being Black and female must work from proving she isn’t just a sex object. Miley gets to be naked and feminist because it is presumed that she is “innocent” and that enjoying sex—for White women like her—isn’t the norm, but a revolutionary act. This was the justification for the rape of Black women, the very reason Saartjie’s genitals were carved from her body, to prove our inherently sexual nature and to prove the White woman’s asexual (and therefore, pure) one.

Since the “How Rihanna’s dress is bad for women” thinkpieces are coming, this seems relevant, Why We Can’t Have Black Feminist Pop Icons. Again. 

/

I wrote that piece several months ago…and we’re still having this discussion.