“Maybe Danny Brown means nothing to you. Perhaps you’ll read of his woes and write this all off as a publicity stunt (he has since announced a tour) or as part of the gift basket of f*ckery that comes along with fame. Instead, he should be commended for his honesty, as should anyone bold enough to admit they’re not okay.
Black men are conditioned against emoting and encouraged to shun vulnerability. Crying is outlawed, flaws are neatly tucked in, and everything is always “all good.” Conversely, Danny has been quite open about his failed G-Unit record deal, less-than-ideal appearance, and money problems. He is the anti-hip hop star. He holds no punches about his battles and shortcomings. Basically, he set aside the expectations of polished stardom and had a relatable, human moment.”—Danny Brown, mental health, and black man tears (via ethiopienne)
“Be with someone who you don’t have to hide from, in any way. Whether it’s your morning face before you’ve put your make up on, an embarrassing story to tell about something that happened on your way home, or an ambition you’ve had since you were six… make sure you end up with someone who knows all of it and still loves you. A person you can tell your whole life to is a person worth spending a life with.”—these-greatexpectations (via thatkindofwoman)
“I wish people could just say how they feel like ‘Hey I really don’t like when you do that to me’ or ‘Hey I’m in love with you’ or ‘Hi I really miss you and I think about you all the time’ without sounding desperate. Why can’t everyone be painfully honest and just save people the trouble.”—
“Whether as victim, demon, or hero, the industrial worker of the past century filled the public imagination in books, movies, news stories, and even popular songs, putting a grimy human face on capitalism while dramatizing the social changes and conflicts it brought. … With work increasingly invisible, it’s much harder to grasp the human effects, the social contours, of the Internet economy.”—George Packer on the invisibility of work and workers in the digital age: http://nyr.kr/1mvEmhf (via newyorker)
Temitope’s hair is absolutely luscious. She’s been natural since June of 2012 after transitioning for a little bit over a year. You should know that Temitope has always had long hair, even while she was relaxed, so her ability to have such big and long hair in a short time may be hereditary….