Iya Femme

Creativity, Goddess, Love, Magic, Scholar

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jmjafrx:

in3ffable-lib3rty:

black—lamb:

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!
Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.
Read more here

black privilege….

they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution it’s really scaryit’s really infuriatingit’s really exhausting

Am going to keep reblogging this news. And keep reblogging. And keep reblogging. Because of all the reasons. Because I was just posting slave code sections that laid out IN DETAIL how and when and why you should have sex with slaves and free men of color and free women of color and when it leads to freedom and when the marriage counts and what marriages are allowed and sex is at the HEART of oppression and resistance and ALL #blacklivesmatter.
Am going to keep reblogging this news with the obligatory note (reminded by karnythia to bring this up) that this is not about sex work or sex workers or stigmatizing sex workers and we should not be outraged at this news because of THAT. We should be outraged because stigmatizing sex workers is also about attacking transgender and cis women of color is also about the impossibility of said women of color being loved is also about police/military industrial complex empowered to arrest, rape, and shoot with deadly force because they stigmatize sex workers….[wash and repeat]
Slavery. Afterlives of slavery. Afterlives of slavery. Afterbirth of slavery.

jmjafrx:

in3ffable-lib3rty:

black—lamb:

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!

Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.

Read more here

black privilege….

they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution
it’s really scary
it’s really infuriating
it’s really exhausting

Am going to keep reblogging this news. And keep reblogging. And keep reblogging. Because of all the reasons. Because I was just posting slave code sections that laid out IN DETAIL how and when and why you should have sex with slaves and free men of color and free women of color and when it leads to freedom and when the marriage counts and what marriages are allowed and sex is at the HEART of oppression and resistance and ALL #blacklivesmatter.

Am going to keep reblogging this news with the obligatory note (reminded by karnythia to bring this up) that this is not about sex work or sex workers or stigmatizing sex workers and we should not be outraged at this news because of THAT. We should be outraged because stigmatizing sex workers is also about attacking transgender and cis women of color is also about the impossibility of said women of color being loved is also about police/military industrial complex empowered to arrest, rape, and shoot with deadly force because they stigmatize sex workers….[wash and repeat]

Slavery. Afterlives of slavery. Afterlives of slavery. Afterbirth of slavery.

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estrella-fuego:

fatalscroll:

Zelda Wynn Valdes was the first black female fashion designer to own her own boutique. Her famous, figure hugging silhouette was worn by stars such as Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Joyce Bryant, Maria Cole, Edna Robinson and later superstars like Gladys Knight and opera diva Jessye Norman. She also designed dresses for legendary figures like Marlene Dietrich and Mae West.

Valdes came up with the costume for the Playboy Bunny which remains the same to this day.

I’m gagging.

Like SHIT.

(via dynastylnoire)