When Kira Kazantsev was crowned the new Miss America on Sunday night, a feeling of déjá vu set in.
Not only was she white — like all but nine of the 94 winners before her — she also fit snugly into a narrowly defined standard of Western female attractiveness: early 20s, long flowing hair and a thin, painstakingly tanned physique that would not seem out of place in a Victoria’s Secret catalog.
In many ways, the Miss Indian World pageant’s definition of what American beauty truly entails is the ideological antithesis to Miss America. Indeed, since 1984, this five-day competition based in Albuquerque, N.M., has honored Native American woman for their contributions to their communities, not their bikini bodies. The top award is given to the contestant who “best represents her culture,” according to Al Jazeera.
I love my skin!
DOnt shop at urban outfitters
they literally sold a blood-stained-looking sweatshirt with the name of a college that there was a school shooting at
they sold prescription-drug related accessories trying to make it cute
nayyirah waheed (via noshoes-noworries)
Sailor Moon is so important
sailor moon was and always will be the best.
I’m always happy when I’m surrounded by water, I think I’m a Mermaid or I was a Mermaid. The ocean makes me feel really small and it put’s my whole life into perspective… it reminds me, okay I’m this very little piece of this huge Earth and it humbles you and it grounds you and it makes me feel almost like I’ve been baptized and I’m born again when I get out the ocean.”- Beyoncé
A friend of mine shared this post on Twitter today about something one of her friend’s witnessed in NYC last night, and I felt it was important for us to post it on here - as a way of both getting the word out and seeing if anyone has any way of helping the situation (blogging, writing an article, knowledge of a missing person, etc.) Please share if you can - there has to be something we can do to help. It is possible to get in touch with the original source - please first email it to email@example.com and we will forward it to her.
note to self… if i ever see this, i will risk a beating to pull a woman out of a dangerous situation and call the cops once she’s no longer in the situation, because clearly they don’t give a fuck about someone who was basically kidnapped