21 year old transgender female Islan Nettles died after being savagely beaten to death by her attacker Paris Wilson. According to witnesses, Wilson was shouting homophobic and transphobic slurs before being pulled off the victim by police.
Wilson only received misdemeanor assault charges that were dropped after only spending 10 hours in jail… Today he is walking free in New York City. He has not been charged with murder.
Islan was an aspiring fashion designer who’s dreams were cut short by the same type of hate crimes that have taken the lives of countless other lgbt youth.
Spread the word about this injustice and raise awareness about savage hate crimes like this towards lgbt youth.
The Black body, more so of women, have stood on the opposite side of the narrow Eurocentric standards of beauty. Black hairstyles have defiantly rebelled against and even when straightened added creative magic of Blackness and Boldness.
Black hair, whether relaxed or natural, locked or shaven is beautiful. Black women are beautiful.
xoxo ughhhhhhh so beautiful
reblogging for kelela
Gloria Hendry (with Jim Kelly) in 1974 film, Black Belt Jones
This little gem was sitting in my ask box….
But yess, that’s me! How I miss vloging so much.. I stopped making videos because it was taking up a lot of time and interfering with school :( But yes I would consider myself a “gold star” i guess but I also don’t like the whole gold star thing because it assumes that we can define what legit sex is for everyone, which we really can’t do because sex, sexuality, and expressions of affection are relative. So saying “gold star” is really limited to who is saying it. BUT I would consider myself womynist and womyn centered in my experience.