(via futureabortiondoctor)Source: cartoonpolitics
Carefree, if only for a moment
The French charity the Mimi Foundation told 20 cancer patients they would give them makeovers. All that was required of them was to keep their eyes closed to make the reveal more exciting. The patients expected that when they opened their eyes, they would look beautiful — but they got something else completely.
This literally made me cry with joy.
Crying so hard. I love this so much.
(via voldemortattacks)Source: fuckyeahyoga
Latifa: لطيفة meaning delicate/kind in arabic.
Shaniqua: meaning ‘gift of god’, an african name.
Latoya: meaning ‘victorious’ and ‘worthy of praise’
Lakisha: also known as lakeisha, means ‘joyful, happy’
Latanya: also known as latanja which also means ‘worthy of praise’
Some of the names on this list have been made up, just to make a mockery out of us. These names are beautiful.
To even put these names within the context of “ghetto” in order to disparage them from being appropriate or worthy is just the perpetuation of white supremacy and the vilification of blackness or anyone/ any culture viewed as “foreign”. When white people spell their names “unconventionally,” its seen as cute and *~innovative~*.
This is just another example of how deep the marginalization of black people runs. Because names outside of whiteness are only seen as ghetto, perpetually foreign, and un-American (within an American perspective) because they’re correlated to the unworthiness of the person who has the name. If black people were actually seen as human beings in our society, would our names automatically depict our character and worth? Would our names make people think twice about considering us for job interviews, social relationships, or public representation? Nope.
(via futureabortiondoctor)Source: angryafrican