Saturday, June 25, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Rise Dark Girls

Funny how I came across this video right after having some black girls laugh at me today whilst on the train, and I just finished tweeting about that situation.

So I'm sitting there minding my own business and I start twirling my soon-to-be lock on the side of my head, I look up.. and one of the black girls are imitating me.. she's twirling her long weave and her friends are laughing. They're whispering amongst one another and laughing while looking dead at me.
Mind you, I had to deal with girls making fun of me all throughout grade school.. and it was ALWAYS black girls. So situations like those don't even bother me now that I'm older and confident in my skin. But to them.. I was always the weird girl that dressed differently and  I spoke as though I was trying to be "white"
ahh such ignorance ruins our peace with one another.
but my thing is: What is the purpose of these actions? Look at yourself in the mirror, are you happy with what you see?

Now as far as skin complexion, I really don't recall having negative run-ins with my brown/dark skin yet I can easily recall hearing people tell me "You better stay out of the sun! You're getting darker!"
I come from a family of all complexions, my mother and most of my mothers sisters are all light/very light skinned. I get my complexion from my father, who has mostly darker skin tones on his side. I have never wanted to be any different than what I am now, and I think that diversity in my family may be the reason as to why --I also have a little sister that is half white, and she loves my skin.. she says it looks like "chocolate" lol

These black people that talk about having "good hair", or say that they aren't black because they are from Africa or the islands (lmao yes, I've heard those dumb statements before) or that they don't date dark skinned people AND this includes the dark skinned people that say "I don't date light skinned people, they think they're better than everyone else"
PLEASE you all, open your eyes.. you are part of the reason as to why WE can not move forward as a people. Black is Beautiful just as anything else, EMBRACE IT

Dark Girls: Preview from Bradinn French on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I went to Savannah :]

So, last week we went to Savannah (my hometown) ugh I miss it so much! It was so lovely to enjoy it for those 2 days though..
We woke up early and headed south, I rode comfortably in the trunk of the SUV lol and snapped photos the whole time

Once we made it there, we visited, and of course we had to get some good food :]

 I always take photos in random bathrooms when I'm out lol

Then we went downtown, I love the history and the arts that Savannah comes with..

             Of course I got my first tan lines of the year while I was in Savannah lol 96 degrees that day

Then we headed to the beach and stopped to get some fresh fruit off of the island


Oh how I love the ocean. As far as thee eye can see

After enjoying all of that sunny weather there, I knew it was gonna be time for me to start hitting the pool once I got back to Atlanta lol.

--Random note: I really appreciate you all checking out my blog, within the past 3 months I've had a dramatically large increase with how many views I get per month (like a 16,000 increase lol)  I don't know what it is thats interesting you all, but Thank you so very much :]

random videos

My favorite dance show So You Think You Can Dance has started!!! yayyy :]
but these two guys from Atlanta that auditioned for the show made me angry when I saw them trying to imitate Les Twins.. they're also the same twins that recently got their 30seconds of fame dancing with Beyonce on that award show a couple of weeks ago lol, watch..

THIS GIRL IS AMAZING!!!! She was on America's Best Dance Crew too (We Are Heroes)  .. this is a must see. She better make the show

I stumbled across this video on my Twitter (@vanishardailey) timeline, she really knows her facts and kills all of what Beyonce says in her "Who Run the World (Girls)" song. She makes a valid point as much as many women would hate to admit lol.

And last but not least, look at my dance buddies killin it in this video!! Terrence Green is one of the dancers from SwaggerCrew that was on America's Best Dance Crew too. --We tell him that he reminds us of Chris Brown all of the time lol so this was an amazing idea.