I'm pretty much normal, just like everyone else. And by that, I mean I'm unique. I'm a seeker for meanings, a strong believer of God, a lover of music, and a fan of artistic works. I'd like to call myself a writer, which is why I created this Tumblr account. I want to keep writing. Because of what I'm thinking and what I feel, I want to keep writing. So I'll keep living.
In advance though, I'd like to declare that I own NONE of the photos I'm going to use in my blogs, except of course, photos of myself. All the credit to the owners! I deeply appreciate your art. =)
Josefa Villamor, aged 88, a former Filipino 'comfort woman'. Taken by Dennis M. Sabanga | EPA | Corbis
"Unlike prisoners of war, the women were not engaged in battle. Their incarceration and abuse were prompted by their gender. Indeed, the bitter plight of the Filipino comfort women is a good example of how females became hapless pawns in men’s wars. Female captivity and sexual enslavement signified the triumph of men over other men. As a war strategy, it effectively sowed terror among civilians."
- Cristina Lope YI. Rosello, Disconnect: The Filipino Comfort Women (2011)
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.