I love getting to meet my favorite internet babes because 9/10 they’re even awesome-r in real life. afroxvx and I are literal soul sisters seperated by birth, and getting the chance to spend some time with her and her hilarious, cool ass bleedthepigs band mates, then getting to see them play an awesome set meant a lot to me. We even had a moment with one of her fans, who was really inspired — as am I — by seeing someone who looked like her, a black woman, in the scene being bad-ass leading a band and being completely unapologetic about it. It was great getting to see her in her element and having a chance to connect with her.
Literally all my favorite people in life I’ve met through the internet and after that night Kayla jumped to the top of that list lol
I love you girl! <3 <3 <3
Two days before CoverGirl, the NFL’s “official beauty partner,” was forced to respond to the league’s handling of the Ray Rice case, I helped three girls on the internet find concealer to cover up their bruises and self-harm scars. I often write about beauty and makeup, and sometimes women will email me and ask me in private how to help. I usually send them a list of concealers and resources every time—resources that I know work because I’ve used them before. There’s been some discussion about the complexities of the beauty industry’s relationship to abuse, especially on Jezebel, and much of it is linked to CoverGirl. But not much of it focuses on the complexities of shame and visibility speaking from the side of the abused.
I’m writing for jezebelcom now, and my first post is on the relationship between the beauty industry and domestic violence.
It’s been about a week or something since I wrote this and I’m still getting stories from survivors in my inbox, which I guess makes me feel less alone but mostly triggers me and makes me too sad to work sometimes. Thanks for reading though.
omg who is this cutie???
I’m now a reg for Arise On Screen - show airs every Saturday at 5:30 on Arise TV or can be streamed on arise.tv!! <3
Beyoncé enjoying MIA’s set @ Hackney Festival 2012