I fookn love ya
Ugh you’re such a shit uhghghhghghgughgrjhrugbgrjnciddi
Gonna keep a tally of messages I get from a) white feminists completely proving my point and b) people who think this comic proves feminism is worthless because I criticized one part of it. (Even despite me writing these words underneath the comic.) Then I’ll add them all up, see which column has more, and then drink myself to sleep either way.
Haha… this is why we can’t have nice things.
THIS IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT!
black ballerina excellence
So gorgeous and elegant
Why is this important? i see a girl doing ballet, stop outlining difference, its important we just admire the skills, and afore mentioned ellegance
First of all shut the fuck up and have several seats
and heres why in Michaela’s own words what she had to go through beig BLACK and still goes through
When she was around 8 and rehearsing for The Nutcracker, just a few days before the performance she was told, “I’m sorry, you can’t do it. America’s not ready for a black girl ballerina.”
For Michaela, “to say this to an 8-year-old is just devastating. It was terrible.”
When she was 9, a teacher told her mother: “I don’t like to put money into black dancers because they grow up and end up having big boobs and big hips.”
The dancer looked down at her petite figure and protested, “I don’t have boobs. I don’t get it.”
Instead of getting her down, “It makes me more determined,” she said. “Because I’ve been through so much, I know now that I can make it and I can help other kids who have been in really bad situations realize that they can make it too.”
This is why it is important, for little Black girls to see a black ballerina made it despite being discriminated against because of her skin color!!!
THIS IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT
SO FUCKING IMPORTANT
Because Balanchine, arguably the most respected male ballet dancer of his time, said that "a ballet dancer’s skin should be the color of a peeled apple."
Because if you watch fucking First Position, you’ll learn that Michaela De Prince is actually the survivor of this brutal civil war in Sierra-Leone and definitely saw some terrible shit.
Because she almost wasn’t adopted because locals thought her vitilligo meant she was cursed.
Because her very loving (white) Jewish adoptive parents made sure that none of the shit Michaela heard about her skin ever brought her down. And even endured hearing some pretty bullshit comments directed at them (“You know Black people…they can’t do ballet, right?”) and her WONDERFUL MOTHER HAND DYED ALL OF HER TIGHTS AND FANCY TUTUS (the mesh bits) SO THAT THEY MATCHED MICHAELA’S SKIN.
Because Michaela herself is an amazing example of beating the odds in a field where everybody expects you to fail because of the color of your skin.
SO FUCK OFF, PEOPLE WHO SAY SKIN COLOR DOESN’T MATTER IN THIS POST.
IT FUCKING DOES, BECAUSE IT MAKES MICHAELA DEPRINCE NOT ONLY A FLAWLESS DANCER, BUT AN AMAZING BADDASS REVOLUTIONARY.
this IS so amamzing and so important because being a ballerina for 15 years, i never saw a single black girl in my company or in any other company in western pennsylvania around that time. Do you know how fucked up that is?
This mannequin has been in a store window in Chihuahua, Mexico for the past 75 years. Pascualita also has a very unique urban legend behind her. Many believe that she is not a mannequin, but the perfectly preserved corpse of the previous owner’s daughter.
Sonia Burciaga, a shop worker says, “Every time I go near Pascualita my hands break out in a sweat. Her hands are very realistic and she even has varicose veins on her legs. I believe she’s a real person.”
Other stories include Pascualita changing positions on her own, her eyes following you around and the usual superstitions that come with haunted mannequins.
Www.pao-sol.tumblr.com for the 1st pic credit