Dark Girls is a documentary that speaks to the experience of colourism for Black women with dark complexions. This is the trailer that was released a couple of years ago, and it will air on OWN Network on June 23, 2013 at 10:00pm and again at 2:00am on Monday June 24, 2013. I haven’t seen the film so I cannot offer any opinions or criticisms on it, but from the trailer, I can see that it will be complicated and painful, albeit important. Hopefully the film will convey nuance and historical perspectives, as obviously colourism is not arbitrary pathology. Nothing is, actually.
Clutch Magazine || May 31, 2013
I never wanted to be a “strong Black woman”; in fact, I bristle when people call me one.
A job posting at the prestigious foreign policy magazine for an editorial assistants job.
They want you to write, pitch, fact-check and research, five days a week, for at least 35 hours a week. A full-time job, in other words.
How much are they willing to pay? Nothing at all. They want your labor, for free. And what do they offer in return? Experience. That’s it.
If you’re wondering why it’s hard to find people from low-income backgrounds in elite journalism—which, disproportionately, means people of color—look no further than this. The only people who can afford to work full-time for free come from wealth, and generally, if you’re wealthy in America, you’re white.
It’s a barrier to entry that keeps the field closed to everyone but our affluent, (almost certainly) Ivy-educated elites. That’s a problem.
Important comment above. (Also relevant.)
Saw this somewhere else and felt the need to post it cause no one else ever really tells you this stuff
My mom never really noticed. She noticed when she was breast feeding my little brother and blood started coming out instead of milk.
My mom said she felt and saw a little lump in the shower. She was lucky enough she found it at stage 2
My mom had a mammogram. The radiologist thought the spots were just regular calcium deposits.
Turns out it was triple negative breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nods. Mastectomy, radiation and chemo saved her life.
This could SAVE a life.
Signal BOOST and pass it on. I had a breast cancer scare before (luckily it was just scar tissue…) and information like this kept me calm and collected at the doc’s.
everyone needs to reblog this
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES.