. I try to get dressed in the dark for as long as I can. And than when I have to turn on the lights, I try to cover their eyes with my robe when I remember Lolol
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The Lil Epic ladies were generous enough to host a fundraiser for Two Girls & Some Pads! We made inspirational cards, put together some care packs, drank a little bit and listened to some serious throw backs! It was such a fun time. Chyrel, Megan, and Kelly are the absolute best! It was really encouraging and empowering to work with such strong, intelligent women.
After the past week I was down. The election, and the events that followed really weighed on me. My work week was rough. This event was such a great way to spend a Friday night. It felt really good to be in the presence of good company and so much positivity. It was very satisfying to come together as a community and do good.
And I feel that everyone that attended felt the same way. Together we created about 120 packs that night. Gabrielle & I were so excited and overwhelmed with all the donations and people that came out for us!
Thank you again for the continued support!
You guys make me cry of happiness
** Also a good friend of mine, Matthew Pozo wrote up a prettttttyyyyyy cool article on us!
I can only write from one point of view.
My opinions, ideas, come from the point of view of a 24 year of Latina girl. Simply put.
Everything about me, creates my opinions, thoughts, feelings.
I am not every woman, every Latina, 24-year-old, every girlfriend. I am not white, I could never tell you how a white lady feels. I am not black, I could never tell you how being black feels. I don’t have a penis. So I can’t tell you about problems that penis having people have. I just can’t. So my opinions may not apply to you, but that is okay. That is why you have your own.
This is the only woman I can be, I am the only woman I can speak for.
When people carry this idea through their writings. I feel that it takes away from me, because someone decided to be every woman. Female gender does not have 1 identity.
My best friend came into town for thanksgiving break! (yeehaw)
& we decided to catch some drinks and visit my boyfriend at the bar he works at.
We went to my favorite lounge , Suite Lounge. Had a few martinis caught up with my cousin and her girlfriend who stopped by also and than continued on to Bottled Blonde, where Andre works at.
there is actually a funny story (?) ( kind of) , I wanted to write. More like a small conversation Stephanie & I had, that sparked this larger idea. But got a little discouraged. So maybe I will write it out and try to articulate the way I want to write it. The title is fitting.
After some confidence boosting\ growing some guts to write it out.
This is what I wanted to say:
I don’t know if this stems from a personal insecurity or an awareness of how non Spanish people view me. But, I base my hair style of that day depending on who I plan on hanging out with or plan on seeing.
Example: If I am familiar with a group of people, I will comfortably wear my hair naturally big and curly. However If I am going to be around people that I don’t know. ** ESP around white people** (Hate to admit it, but this is actually the case) I will make sure my hair is straight or curled with a curling iron.
I feel this way because I just don’t feel like I fit in as much, with my curly hair. When I do wear my curly hair, I get treated like an exhibit. The exotic Latina with wild sex hair -____________-
This is actually something I have been called and it made me want to curl up in a ball and die of embarrassment. I thought I was just kind of crazy for feeling this way. Even typing it out I feel a little anxiety and nervousness.
I have always felt a little self conscious about my Latina-ness. Like either I feel like I am fetishized (is that a word), OR people make me feel like I am not Spanish enough. I don’t speak it fluently. Even though my parents do. ALSO- I have the very unfortunate
But I was really comforted when my best friend Stephanie said she was totally feeling the same way. We both came to the agreement that, had we not been together (she had her hair curly also) she would have felt weird out of place being the only curly haired girl! Which made me feel a world of better.
This is what Stephanie wrote about the subject:
She touched on the point about curly hair not being seen as professional. A point I completely forgot to even bring up.
But most importantly she mentioned how it’s something we (curly haired queens) need to be more accepting of how different we may look in a ocean of beautiful long straight hair and recognize our own beauty!
Really thankful she sent me her input.
Leaving this conversation open to anyone else who wants to join in.
email me: email@example.com
OR you can of course just write a comment below.