You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist – whatever you want to be – and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive.
Strawberry, Coconut & Lime Smoothie
"Faced with an overabundance of strawberries that could only last so long in my fridge, I knew that simply snacking on them wouldn’t be enough. I peered through my cabinets and decided that a smoothie would be the best way to be sure those beautiful berries wouldn’t go to waste.
During my pantry hunt I found a few cans of light coconut milk, raw cashews and shelled hemp hearts. There were some limes hanging out in the fruit bowl and I knew there just happened to be a few bunches worth of bananas in the freezer for quick smoothies like these.”
Via Oh My Veggies
So three Black women in maybe two thousand pages of women’s magazines and all of them biracial or racially ambiguous, so they could be Indian or Puerto Rican or something. Not one of them is dark. Not one of them looks like me, so I can’t get clues for makeup from these magazines. Look, this article tells you to pinch your cheeks for color because all their readers are supposed to have cheeks you can pinch for color. This tells you about different hair products for everyone—and everyone means blondes, brunettes, and redheads. I am none of those. And this tells you about the best conditioners—for straight, wavy and curly. No kinky. See what they mean by curly? My hair could never do that. This tells you about matching your eye color and eye shadow—blue, green, and hazel eyes. But my eyes are black so I can’t know what shadow works for me. This says that this pink lipstick is universal, but they mean universal if you are white because I would look like a golliwog if I tried that shade of pink. Oh look, here is some progress. An advertisement for foundation. There are seven different shades for white skin and one generic chocolate shade, but that is progress. Now let’s talk about what is racially skewed. Do you see why a magazine like Essence exists?