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Dear “All Women Are Beautiful” White Women…

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Dear “all women are beautiful” white women,

I’m so tired of your bullshit.

I’m so over you and your privilege.

Okay, listen.

Black women, from the beginning of time have been devalued and taught to believe that we are lesser than any other racial gender group. We are taught that our blackness is not acceptable unless it is white washed and bathed in European Beauty Standards.

We are constantly being dehumanized by our skin complexion and our hair. Even a good number of black men heavily participate in the abuse towards black women. Society and the media do everything in their power to make sure black women have no agency over our bodies. Little dark skin girls are told they look like roaches because of their skin. Black girls are being expelled from school because of their natural, kinky hair because it appears “unkempt” to your Euro beauty standards.


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Now see, Miz RetroStank is so many different things (aren't we all?), but namely, she IS a Chistian, wife, mother, light, poetess, songwriter, actress, fashion show coordinator, scriptwriter, freethinker, artist, ATLien, and a weirdo with a love for culture and healing. She wants you to know that you can BE, DO, and HAVE anything and everything through Christ! She is native to the third coast, specifically the Southern kingdoms of Arkansas and Georgia. Sweet as pie, good as gold, and free as a bird, she is the only girl of three chill'un, and lawd, did that make for some imagination and shopaholic tendencies. Her father was an Army man and her mama is an infinitely enthusiastic and loving lady. In any case, exposure to different places, expectation of excellence, and a homeopathic childhood environment, majorly tilted her towards uniqueness; she was THAT girl who wore a dragon-print dress with a mandarin collar one day and a funky TLC-inspired look complete with ponytails and barrettes the next. So, by now, you're understanding that she is all about the spice of life. So sit back, buckle your seat-belt, and enjoy "the Funky ride all around the world" (in the words of Outkast).

Two Cents, anyone?

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