lets face it here this is all pointless but oh so much fun
Mr. Rock reminding you of the white male dominated entertainment industry’s racist fuckery.
Good ‘ol Chris, lol.
Chris Rock to me STAYS WOKE and even though he play well with others he still keeps it real as fuck about race.
smoke weed, fine. graffiti, fucking do it man. party at strip clubs, more power to you.
but dont you fucking dare drive while drunk. you could kill someone else or yourself. do whatever you want unless you’re going to fuck up someone elses life.
I’ve been meaning to do this for a while so after I got a couple of requests it was about time! Thanks for following me, you’re all wonderful :—)
What you get;
- vintage French worker’s jacket (unisex, one size, though kinda oversized if you’re small like me!)
- disposable camera (27 exp.)
- a copy of 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
- vintage teacup + two herbal teas
- two small Muji notebooks
- assorted badges + charms
- body shop coconut shower cream
- Muji avocado soap
- assorted origami paper
- 3 reproduced vintage French postcards
- some super cute colgate earrings
- 4 national trust magnetic bookmarks
- a handmade shakespeare brooch
- vintage elastoplast tin
- + some secret things!
To enter you must be following me, even if you only like and don’t reblog! Your entry won’t be counted otherwise! ( quiettea ). Likes = 1 entry, reblogs = 10 entries! You must also have your ask box open and be willing to give me your address so I can post it! I’ll be picking a winner on October 30th. Good luck m’dears!
As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.
The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.
The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.
As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.
My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.
I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.
These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.
Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.
The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.
You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls
There’s an Appalachian doll…