Miss Cherry likes it Dirty
shamelesscurves
afriquecouture:

fuckyeahginatorres:


When I became an actress I quickly realize that the world liked their latinos to look Italian. Not like me. So I wasn’t going up for Latina parts. I was going up for African American parts. […] 
Regardless of the fact that I spoke the language better and understood the culture better, those [stereotypical latina] weren’t the parts that…I could take seriously. Suddenly you have to explain why I look how I look. And then it gets complicated. And nobody wants complicated.

Gina Torres | Black Latino 

and THIS is how diverse black culture is. It’s not just one thing.

afriquecouture:

fuckyeahginatorres:

When I became an actress I quickly realize that the world liked their latinos to look Italian. Not like me. So I wasn’t going up for Latina parts. I was going up for African American parts. […]

Regardless of the fact that I spoke the language better and understood the culture better, those [stereotypical latina] weren’t the parts that…I could take seriously. Suddenly you have to explain why I look how I look. And then it gets complicated. And nobody wants complicated.

Gina Torres | Black Latino

and THIS is how diverse black culture is. It’s not just one thing.

shamelesscurves

misandrist:

misandrist:

I’m fat. People constantly say, “don’t wear tight clothes, it’s not flattering at all.” 

I’m fat. I am fat in all of the clothes I wear. I can try and “hide” my body, but it’s still there. You can still clearly see that I. Am. Fat. 

I shouldn’t have to modify my clothing habits so that other people don’t have to see that I am fat. This is my body, I’m proud of it, and if you don’t want to see my fat, don’t look.

bringin this shit back

Anonymous asked:

Do you think that sexuality and transphobia are connected? Like I'm bi, but I just consider myself sexually attracted to cis men and cis women, does that mean I'm transphobic?

I think everybody has preferences. 

I also think we have the duty to ourselves and to others to examine where those preferences come from. Trans people are definitely hardly ever painted as sexually attractive in mainstream media. They don’t even appear in publication and social media that is usually accessible to people when they start experiencing their sexuality, in their teenage years. They are ridiculed, fetishised, often only portrayed as a weird cis-sexist parody of themselves. So why would you find that attractive? Have you met many trans people? Dated anyone? Kissed a trans person? Or is all you have access to the horrible mainstream image we have of trans people? 

For a really long time I thought I just wasn’t attracted to people who weren’t white. You know, just a preference. Then I wised up and realised that’s because all my life I have been suggested in very unsubtle ways that being white and white skin is desirable and that people of colour are less than that, an exotic fetish at best, something you either have a fixation for or you try out, like a funky ice cream flavour. I got over myself. 

I don’t want you to force yourself into sexual experiences that you don’t enjoy, for your sake and the sake of trans people that might be hurt by that, but if I was you I would definitely be open to the possibility that transphobia plays a part in your lack of attraction and think about how you could mend that. 

Anonymous asked:

You know your kinda a bitch. You have a beautiful body but no appreciation for other people's taste. I'm sure nymphoninjas would accept your pics and if they ddnt then you know there's no effort on their part but you not givin it a shot probes nothing just that they have a preference

Yes, really, how mean of me not to appreciate the excluding, awful, pressurising, bland mainstream aesthetic 90% of the world follows but only a very small percentage of people can actually achieve. 

REPRESENTATION MATTERS.

And if your aesthetic excludes anyone who is not skinny, white and cis then please don’t kid yourself into thinking your aesthetic isn’t twisted, racist and body-shaming and has NOTHING to do with body-positivity or feminism. 

To make it clearer, so even dummy anons can understand this:

If your blog features nothing but skinny white people (or you like the good old “pale aesthetic”) I won’t follow you, I don’t want you to follow me and I will sure as hell not grace you with a picture of my glorious fat body. 

Over and out.