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-I'm Alana.

25. Half Nigerian [Delta State. Isoko Tribe.], 3/8 Jamaican, 1/8 Indian. Living in Jamaica. Pansexual. Androgynous. Cisgender. She/Her. Apatheist. Writer, photographer, film maker, feminist, yogi, scientist, afro enthusiast. Want to get to know me? Ask me something, or feel free to peruse my blog and/or follow.
Tell me your secrets, and ask me your questions.

people-of-jamaica:

"Where are you from?"
"Utah."
"Happy 4th of July."
"Thank you!""Oh, the colours!"
"I know right! That’s why I did my nails!"
"Got it! Where are you from?"
"I’m from St. Catherine."
"So what brings you guys to Mandeville?"
"We’re missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, so we started our mission for a year and a half."
"So what do you do for that time?"
"We go around and talk about Jesus Christ, and serve."
"What would you say is the hardest thing you’ve found since you started?"
"Oh, its not a hard thing. But you learn to love people, much quicker than normal, and you get to accept them."

people-of-jamaica:

"Where are you from?"

"Utah."

"Happy 4th of July."

"Thank you!""Oh, the colours!"

"I know right! That’s why I did my nails!"

"Got it! Where are you from?"

"I’m from St. Catherine."

"So what brings you guys to Mandeville?"

"We’re missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, so we started our mission for a year and a half."

"So what do you do for that time?"

"We go around and talk about Jesus Christ, and serve."

"What would you say is the hardest thing you’ve found since you started?"

"Oh, its not a hard thing. But you learn to love people, much quicker than normal, and you get to accept them."

(via dariusroberti)

— 33 minutes ago with 3 notes
alexithymia-nebulous asked: Thank you for informing me


Answer:

It’s not my job to inform you.  Educate yourself.  Understand your surroundings and the people who live in it.  Learn to differentiate the various forms of blackness.  Do not be complacent in your bigotry.  Walk good. Bless up.  Also, your friend, oakleaves-and-willowtrees is trash. T R A S H in the highest order.

— 40 minutes ago with 3 notes
Dreads →

alexithymia-nebulous:

married2themoon:

alexithymia-nebulous:

yole-mole:

alexithymia-nebulous:

yole-mole:

alexithymia-nebulous:

dollhair-bambieyes:

kittenfossils:

alexithymia-nebulous:

alexithymia-nebulous:

dollhair-bambieyes:

alexithymia-nebulous:

alexithymia-nebulous:

oakleaves-and-willowtrees:

alexithymia-nebulous:

Okay I have dreads to and I’m absolutely in love with them, it’s a hair style just like get over it. We wear it bc we like it, not to be offensive oakleaves-and-willowtrees

Thank u! (: dreads have been around…

Lol how am I being racist by the way i wear my hair? Y’all have your own opinions and we have ours. That’s it’s , just move on

Look at this dumb white girl. Dreads have CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE.

"Dreadlocks originated first with Jamaican Rastafarians and then in Indian Sages and Yogis. Specifically it was started by holy men. These men renounced all of their worldly belongings (Including combs) and as a result their hair started (and remained) to turn into dreadlocks. In the beginning, it was actually something very beautiful to show that you’d given yourself and all that you possessed to GOD. "

It was started as a spiritual symbol. Not because dumb white girl likes weed or what’s to be a hippie. This would be like if I decided to wear a Native American headdress even though I am not the most powerful and respected member of a tribe.

There are white people that aren’t ignorant and realize that they are true beneficiaries of white privilege then there’s white people like you that’s willing to disrespect Poc, erase their histories, and ignore their culture significant because they want to look cool.

You’re as racist as they come and that shit is so fucking nasty.

I AM NOT A RACIST GOD DAMN! I wear my dreads fucking proudly and I don’t give two shits what anyone things. The last thing I want to do is disrespect a culture , when I got dreads my thought wasn’t ooo yeah now I’m gonna make it a white cultural thing , no. No one thinks that while doing it yet all of y’all make it out to be like that. Sorry if it offends anyone but I guess that’s their and y’all’s problem bc I’m happy and will carry on that way. And btw I don’t smoke weed nor think I’m Rastafarian NOR do I think I’m a hippy. You no nothing

Know* oops my b

it’s racist when you steal something if cultural significance just because hell, you like it.

you

are

racist.

again: you are a racist little girl benefitting from white privilege. disrespecting the religions and cultures of others because OH LOOOKY HERE I LIKE.

racism. at. its. finest.

you can scream all you want that you’re not racist but you are stealing from my culture, disrespecting its significance because you think it’s cool.

that’s extremely racist and it make you a deplorable human being.

"I’m not racist!"

*Does something racist then tells a POC to get over it*

This would be like if I called someone a fag then claimed I wasn’t homophobic. Or I brutally attack someone then claim I’m not violent.

Actions speak louder than words and all your actions are screaming are
PRIVILEGED RACIST WHITE GIRL.

I’m not racist :-) goodbye. I won’t believe a single thing any of you say and it won’t make me feel bad. Again none of my thoughts were I’m gonna disrespect someone. Yeah I guess when I got dreads I didn’t think about the whole cultural thing but that doesn’t mean I’m a fucking racist and I won’t brush them out

Yes because white people know exactly what constitutes something as racist.

People can be racist towards white people as well as any race can be to another. I don’t wanna live my life being called a fucking racist or anything along the lines of that bc I’m not. I love earth, people, God, animals ex… I wanna treat people kindly or how they are supposed to but it’s hard when you have so many ppl coming at you. Id be cool if y’all were informing me on all of this but no y’all are being ignorant

No they can’t. Racism is not the equivalent of hurt feelings. Poc can be prejudice towards whites but not racist. If I say something like white people make me uncomfortable, it doesn’t have the same weight if you were to say black people make me uncomfortable. 

Lol so me being called “that white girl over there” by an African American girl was not her being racist forwards me when I never said a word to her or about her ? Hmmmmm

alexithymia-nebulous  Gonna stop this right here.  Not entertaining this shit show any longer.  African-Americans are who started dreadlocks?  Are you kidding me right now?  Dreadlocks can date back to 2500 BC in Ancient Egyptian times.  You said in a post you got dreads because you wanted them, not to offend anyone else.  WHY DOES NO ONE UNDERSTAND HOW RACISM AND APPROPRIATION WORKS?  You don’t need to be standing on my front porch with a flaming cross and noose for you to be racist.  You said so yourself you weren’t even thinking of the whole cultural thing.  You blatantly ignored the cultural aspect and decided to just take something for yourself because you felt you were entitled to. You are not flattering us by doing a disservice to your hair in order to get a style that does. NOT. look. right. with your hair type.  I want to shout it from the rooftops how awful dreads on limp hair looks.  You willingly chose to get a style that was not socially accepted because you want to feel like a special lil snowflake with worldly ideas.  You are revered for your bold choice in hair style, while black women face discrimination for the very same thing.  That is where the appropriation comes in.  You refuse to acknowledge where you have offended someone, you refuse to acknowledge that a lot of people are going to be angry and give you shit for your hair, and not for the “cool hipster” reasons you were hoping for.  Also, on your blog EVERY single person with dreads that you have reblogged is white.  It means you do not acknowledge the very black people whose style you are ripping off.  You see it as a style to be emulated.  You want to be different and cool and didn’t put much thought into who you are offending.

Once someone says, “oh hey, this thing you’re doing, it offends me and my people…stop that!” you get on the defensive.  You throw a tantrum and say “MY hair.  Why are black people offended? [y’all are even too scared to say black, all you know is “African American”]  This is MY hair and I can do what I want.  We white women with dreads should do what we want with our hair without getting discrimination.”  Well let me get defensive: MY CULTURE.  You are making a mockery of the origination of the style you are emulating.  You are making a mockery of the modern viewpoints of dreads in Jamaican culture. MY Jamaican culture.  You live deep in the heart of the babylon system, and you do not understand why MY hair is important to ME and my ancestors.  Finally, YOU do not get to tell someone who is black that they should not be offended and that you are not racist and are therefore not going to “believe a single thing any of you say and it won’t make me feel bad” when so many people have pointed it out to you.

REVERSE RACISM DOES NOT EXIST!  Someone going “that white girl over there” is not the same as calling someone “nigger” or trying to rip off someone’s culture in order to look cool, and then decide they won’t acknowledge the people they’re offending.  You’re despicable and dismissive, and your hair is DISGUSTING.  Enough is enough now.  Humble yourself and shush.

Yeah ALL of you have good points and I only got defensive bc people were being rude as fuck to my friend and now I. I get it , like damn I get the wholllle concept. But I have them and I’m not gonna take them out. I guess I’ll have to deal with being looked and called a racist. One “racist” act doesn’t mean I’m a racist at heart. Yeah I didn’t even think about the cultural thing bc I wasn’t educated on it and I agree that’s wrong and stupid and ignorant of me. I get it I really do , I just don’t wanna be so talked down too bc of my hair Like it’s done I already have them

Are you serious?  I am not now nor was I ever here for this!  You were defending your other racist friend.  Birds of an ignorant feather.  You don’t get itttt, you don’t get the wholllllle concept because you didn’t even take it into consideration when you decided to mistreat your hair in the first place.  Yes, you are mistreating your hair since your hair texture does not naturally dread.  What does racist at heart even mean?  There’s acceptable itty bitty racisms that I wasn’t made aware of?  And it’s funny that you add that you don’t want to be talked down to because of your hair when that is what we women of color face on a regular basis.  We are talked down to about our hair by our own, as well as from a racist standpoint.  You will never understand or get the whollllle concept, because you are not living it.  If you are so proud of your dreads to the point that you do not mind being referred to as a racist, you’re just embarrassing yourself further.  Don’t take out your dreads, they’ll probably get mold anyway.  You’re not a free spirit.  You and your friend are caged, especially within your own minds.  Claiming to be enlightened and openminded yet will get defensive, racist, and then ignorant in order to try and absolve yourselves for your outright bullshit.  Not here for this. 

— 1 hour ago with 65 notes
Dreads →

alexithymia-nebulous:

yole-mole:

alexithymia-nebulous:

yole-mole:

alexithymia-nebulous:

dollhair-bambieyes:

kittenfossils:

alexithymia-nebulous:

alexithymia-nebulous:

dollhair-bambieyes:

alexithymia-nebulous:

alexithymia-nebulous:

oakleaves-and-willowtrees:

alexithymia-nebulous:

Okay I have dreads to and I’m absolutely in love with them, it’s a hair style just like get over it. We wear it bc we like it, not to be offensive oakleaves-and-willowtrees

Thank u! (: dreads have been around…

Lol how am I being racist by the way i wear my hair? Y’all have your own opinions and we have ours. That’s it’s , just move on

Look at this dumb white girl. Dreads have CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE.

"Dreadlocks originated first with Jamaican Rastafarians and then in Indian Sages and Yogis. Specifically it was started by holy men. These men renounced all of their worldly belongings (Including combs) and as a result their hair started (and remained) to turn into dreadlocks. In the beginning, it was actually something very beautiful to show that you’d given yourself and all that you possessed to GOD. "

It was started as a spiritual symbol. Not because dumb white girl likes weed or what’s to be a hippie. This would be like if I decided to wear a Native American headdress even though I am not the most powerful and respected member of a tribe.

There are white people that aren’t ignorant and realize that they are true beneficiaries of white privilege then there’s white people like you that’s willing to disrespect Poc, erase their histories, and ignore their culture significant because they want to look cool.

You’re as racist as they come and that shit is so fucking nasty.

I AM NOT A RACIST GOD DAMN! I wear my dreads fucking proudly and I don’t give two shits what anyone things. The last thing I want to do is disrespect a culture , when I got dreads my thought wasn’t ooo yeah now I’m gonna make it a white cultural thing , no. No one thinks that while doing it yet all of y’all make it out to be like that. Sorry if it offends anyone but I guess that’s their and y’all’s problem bc I’m happy and will carry on that way. And btw I don’t smoke weed nor think I’m Rastafarian NOR do I think I’m a hippy. You no nothing

Know* oops my b

it’s racist when you steal something if cultural significance just because hell, you like it.

you

are

racist.

again: you are a racist little girl benefitting from white privilege. disrespecting the religions and cultures of others because OH LOOOKY HERE I LIKE.

racism. at. its. finest.

you can scream all you want that you’re not racist but you are stealing from my culture, disrespecting its significance because you think it’s cool.

that’s extremely racist and it make you a deplorable human being.

"I’m not racist!"

*Does something racist then tells a POC to get over it*

This would be like if I called someone a fag then claimed I wasn’t homophobic. Or I brutally attack someone then claim I’m not violent.

Actions speak louder than words and all your actions are screaming are
PRIVILEGED RACIST WHITE GIRL.

I’m not racist :-) goodbye. I won’t believe a single thing any of you say and it won’t make me feel bad. Again none of my thoughts were I’m gonna disrespect someone. Yeah I guess when I got dreads I didn’t think about the whole cultural thing but that doesn’t mean I’m a fucking racist and I won’t brush them out

Yes because white people know exactly what constitutes something as racist.

People can be racist towards white people as well as any race can be to another. I don’t wanna live my life being called a fucking racist or anything along the lines of that bc I’m not. I love earth, people, God, animals ex… I wanna treat people kindly or how they are supposed to but it’s hard when you have so many ppl coming at you. Id be cool if y’all were informing me on all of this but no y’all are being ignorant

No they can’t. Racism is not the equivalent of hurt feelings. Poc can be prejudice towards whites but not racist. If I say something like white people make me uncomfortable, it doesn’t have the same weight if you were to say black people make me uncomfortable. 

Lol so me being called “that white girl over there” by an African American girl was not her being racist forwards me when I never said a word to her or about her ? Hmmmmm

alexithymia-nebulous  Gonna stop this right here.  Not entertaining this shit show any longer.  African-Americans are who started dreadlocks?  Are you kidding me right now?  Dreadlocks can date back to 2500 BC in Ancient Egyptian times.  You said in a post you got dreads because you wanted them, not to offend anyone else.  WHY DOES NO ONE UNDERSTAND HOW RACISM AND APPROPRIATION WORKS?  You don’t need to be standing on my front porch with a flaming cross and noose for you to be racist.  You said so yourself you weren’t even thinking of the whole cultural thing.  You blatantly ignored the cultural aspect and decided to just take something for yourself because you felt you were entitled to. You are not flattering us by doing a disservice to your hair in order to get a style that does. NOT. look. right. with your hair type.  I want to shout it from the rooftops how awful dreads on limp hair looks.  You willingly chose to get a style that was not socially accepted because you want to feel like a special lil snowflake with worldly ideas.  You are revered for your bold choice in hair style, while black women face discrimination for the very same thing.  That is where the appropriation comes in.  You refuse to acknowledge where you have offended someone, you refuse to acknowledge that a lot of people are going to be angry and give you shit for your hair, and not for the “cool hipster” reasons you were hoping for.  Also, on your blog EVERY single person with dreads that you have reblogged is white.  It means you do not acknowledge the very black people whose style you are ripping off.  You see it as a style to be emulated.  You want to be different and cool and didn’t put much thought into who you are offending.

Once someone says, “oh hey, this thing you’re doing, it offends me and my people…stop that!” you get on the defensive.  You throw a tantrum and say “MY hair.  Why are black people offended? [y’all are even too scared to say black, all you know is “African American”]  This is MY hair and I can do what I want.  We white women with dreads should do what we want with our hair without getting discrimination.”  Well let me get defensive: MY CULTURE.  You are making a mockery of the origination of the style you are emulating.  You are making a mockery of the modern viewpoints of dreads in Jamaican culture. MY Jamaican culture.  You live deep in the heart of the babylon system, and you do not understand why MY hair is important to ME and my ancestors.  Finally, YOU do not get to tell someone who is black that they should not be offended and that you are not racist and are therefore not going to “believe a single thing any of you say and it won’t make me feel bad” when so many people have pointed it out to you.

REVERSE RACISM DOES NOT EXIST!  Someone going “that white girl over there” is not the same as calling someone “nigger” or trying to rip off someone’s culture in order to look cool, and then decide they won’t acknowledge the people they’re offending.  You’re despicable and dismissive, and your hair is DISGUSTING.  Enough is enough now.  Humble yourself and shush.

— 1 hour ago with 65 notes
thomassobien:

A small Palestinian boy lies on a sofa while the Israeli bombardment of Gaza lights up the window behind him. July 29, 2014.
(Source) (Photo Credit: Suha Najjar)

thomassobien:

A small Palestinian boy lies on a sofa while the Israeli bombardment of Gaza lights up the window behind him. July 29, 2014.

(Source) (Photo Credit: Suha Najjar)

(via dazamarie)

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prettyboyshyflizzy:

futuremrsknow-it-all:

reverseracism:


Hoping to get this boosted, because maybe it can save someone from hard times and get them a job at whatever establishment this racist ass manager is at.  (this was on NYT FB article posting about a (Black) mother Google searching her unborn child’s name to see what connotations and future it could hold for him)

And then you have people justifying this action. But a meritocracy exists right?

But I don’t even know how to pronounce his last name…..

Someone find out where he works so we can can e-mail his Boss and get him fired cause almost every company has a non discrimination policy

prettyboyshyflizzy:

futuremrsknow-it-all:

reverseracism:

Hoping to get this boosted, because maybe it can save someone from hard times and get them a job at whatever establishment this racist ass manager is at. 

(this was on NYT FB article posting about a (Black) mother Google searching her unborn child’s name to see what connotations and future it could hold for him)

And then you have people justifying this action. But a meritocracy exists right?

But I don’t even know how to pronounce his last name…..

Someone find out where he works so we can can e-mail his Boss and get him fired cause almost every company has a non discrimination policy

(via suya-and-kilishi)

— 2 hours ago with 15575 notes
I feel so bad for all the African Americans sending me hate.

oakleaves-and-willowtrees:

It’s a fucking hair style and y’all need to get over yourselves because I’m gonna do what I want and I really don’t give two shits about what irrelevant people think (:

Ok.  Honey, sweety, doll face. 1. I’m not African American.  Gasp Shock Horror, not all black people offended by ignorant racist shit are African American.  2. Who are these “irrelevant” people you speak of?  You mean blacks who have called you out?  They become irrelevant when they are not on the side of the appropriator?  Are you a child?  3. I’m not sending you hate, but baby girl, you gon’ LEARN TODAY:

1. You. are. a. racist. piece. of. garbage.  Your other post about not being racist because your uncle is black made me roll my eyes so far into the back of my head that my brain got self conscious.  Associating with people does not a non-racist make, so reevaluate that argument.  Wheel and come again, because a beeeer fuckry ya chat.

2. You get called out on your cultural appropriation from the very people whose culture you are appropriating…then get upset that YOU aren’t being accepted.  Welcome to the world of people of color day in and day out.  We get a lot of shit for our natural hair, whether it’s an afro or locs.  We are deemed unprofessional, while you are deemed worldly.  Instead of trying to challenge that system, and fight against oppression, you made the entire issue a childish “na na na boo boo, it’s my hair so I can do what I want.”  You not only derailed, but degraded us.  YOU are part of the problem.  YOU are the one “giving hate”.  Here is just one article about the origin of dreads: x I advise you truly educate and enlighten yourself before you proclaim to be enlightened and spew out ignorant racist shit.

3. You called someone “nigger” then tried to excuse it.  You tried to excuse yourself and twist the definition to suit your argument.  Do you understand reading comprehension, or the way the world works?  You are so painfully privileged and out of touch it’s hilarious.  The only thing that seems to be spiritual, grounded, and open minded about you is the hairstyle you have unsuccessfully tried to emulate.  This is your direct quote and definition: “The origin of the word means ignorant or unsophisticated. The word had become unambiguously pejorative, a common ethnic slur usually directed at blacks of sub-Saharan African descent. I’m sorry that y’all are condescending, calling me “whitey” lol. I’m saying all races can be niggers. It’s all on your actions. Not what you fucking look like.”  You actually truly believe that anyone can just up and use “nigger” because “nigger” is a state of mind and not a racial slur that has held my ancestors back for centuries?  That it is not a word that was used to oppress the people that your people enslaved?  Nah, we’re all just “niggers”.  I want to cry.  No one should think the way you do.  I am embarrassed for you.

4. Your words, actions, ignorance, and entitlement when it comes to the use of my people’s culture to suit your phony spirituality have offended me more than the nasty unkempt scraggles on top of your head.  Learn to take care of your hair.  Your limp volumeless hair isn’t right for beautiful thick dreadlocks anyway.  I digress though.  You’re ruining my zen.

— 2 hours ago with 16 notes

godgussie:

azntoo:

skindeap:

shakeitoffpickyourselfup:

aromaeus:

jshaath:

Please take one minute out of your day and watch this. It’s the ugly truth.

I hear no lies.

yoooo

I did not think she would go there but then she did I literally screamed YAAAAAASSSSS BITCH DRAG THEM LIKE YOU’RE TRYNA WALK A CAT

oh shit

White people can do crimes, but can never be criminals.

(via 12yearsaking)

— 3 hours ago with 194935 notes

diamondlily:

scalestails:

jtotheizzoe:

ted:

Eerie, beautiful, captivating images of sea urchins mating and being born (that little triangle guy is a baby sea urchin).

These are a glimpse of how life begins in the deep ocean — and there’s a lot of life down there. The oceans provide about 190 times as much living space as every other space on Earth — soil, air and fresh water — put together. A vast array of amazing creatures live in the depths of this watery world. Squid, jellyfish, and plankton are just a few of our favorites (all shown as tiny babies in that last gif).

Learn more here »

I’m strongly urchin you to fall in love with echinoderms. Such superb sea symmetry.

I was SURE the above comment had to be
markscherz
.

I’ll tell you what’s not fun or cute…accidentally kicking one of these little guys whilst you’re swimming on holiday in Vietnam and getting one of the barbs stuck under the cuticle of your pinky toe. It hurt like crazy and took over 6 months for me to get the whole barb out…at least I think I got it all :-/

— 3 hours ago with 13162 notes
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dion-thesocialist:

chauvinistsushi:

queenfattyoftherollpalace:

urna-sempar:

jarulefanfiction:

chauvinistsushi:

depression is thinking everyone is terrible but they’re all still better than you

not sure what kind of depression y’all deal with but mine is a…

Depression is not a one size fits all illness

Depression is not a one size fits all illness

DEPRESSION IS NOT A ONE SIZE FITS ALL ILLNESS

— 4 hours ago with 143 notes
drewtoothpaste is responsible for my favorite webcomic, marriedtothesea, which is where my URL married2themoon comes from. i tend to like his humor, ideas, and little philosophies.

drewtoothpaste is responsible for my favorite webcomic, marriedtothesea, which is where my URL married2themoon comes from. i tend to like his humor, ideas, and little philosophies.

(Source: ohsodirnty, via reverseracism)

— 4 hours ago with 9554 notes

zooeyclairedeschanel:

i found my new favorite twitter

(via beckaliee)

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