I’ve always — with everything — gone with my instincts about things. I can put more stock in my instincts now, because I know myself a little bit better. I typically have an easier time finding exactly what I like and what I’m comfortable in. You do it for a couple of years, and you know what you gravitate toward.
Congratulations to Lupita Nyong’o for becoming People’s World’s Most Beautiful Woman [x]
"John Foreman, the producer, once gave a description of me that I love and cherish. He said, ‘Paul Newman gets up every morning, walks to the window, and scans the horizon for enemies.’”
She stood at Webb’s door: Tate, with the wild hair and the grin that went on forever. Sometimes Webb believed that he would never experience a better feeling than when he was looking at her, would never see anything or anybody bursting with more life and spirit. Sometimes he felt he needed to inhale it and place it in a storage area in his soul. Just in case.
Well he sure did get sunk in a river at dawn
like the book wasn’t sad enough yo
Lupita Nyong’o for People Magazine’s Most Beautiful
Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion:
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!