fuck yeah cool black girls!
the illest chicks of the african diaspora ~~~cool black gurls of tumblr and the world at large!
fuck yeah cool black girls!
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beautifulgodzilla:

#50 by makeup forever

<3
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africlecticmagazine:

Glenford Nunez, founder and photographer of TYP Photography Studio in Baltimore Maryland, brings natural hair to the forefront of fashion and art photography with his creation of ‘The Coiffure Project.’ Starting as simple cell phone portraits of his assistant, who kept her hair natural and unmodified, he has expanded the project to depict something the world has not seen before, beautiful, natural hair on beautiful, natural people.
For more, click here
www.africlecticmagazine.tumblr.com

I THINK I KNOW THE GIRL IN THE TOP PICTURE!!!!
africlecticmagazine:

Glenford Nunez, founder and photographer of TYP Photography Studio in Baltimore Maryland, brings natural hair to the forefront of fashion and art photography with his creation of ‘The Coiffure Project.’ Starting as simple cell phone portraits of his assistant, who kept her hair natural and unmodified, he has expanded the project to depict something the world has not seen before, beautiful, natural hair on beautiful, natural people.
For more, click here
www.africlecticmagazine.tumblr.com

I THINK I KNOW THE GIRL IN THE TOP PICTURE!!!!
africlecticmagazine:

Glenford Nunez, founder and photographer of TYP Photography Studio in Baltimore Maryland, brings natural hair to the forefront of fashion and art photography with his creation of ‘The Coiffure Project.’ Starting as simple cell phone portraits of his assistant, who kept her hair natural and unmodified, he has expanded the project to depict something the world has not seen before, beautiful, natural hair on beautiful, natural people.
For more, click here
www.africlecticmagazine.tumblr.com

I THINK I KNOW THE GIRL IN THE TOP PICTURE!!!!
africlecticmagazine:

Glenford Nunez, founder and photographer of TYP Photography Studio in Baltimore Maryland, brings natural hair to the forefront of fashion and art photography with his creation of ‘The Coiffure Project.’ Starting as simple cell phone portraits of his assistant, who kept her hair natural and unmodified, he has expanded the project to depict something the world has not seen before, beautiful, natural hair on beautiful, natural people.
For more, click here
www.africlecticmagazine.tumblr.com

I THINK I KNOW THE GIRL IN THE TOP PICTURE!!!!
africlecticmagazine:

Glenford Nunez, founder and photographer of TYP Photography Studio in Baltimore Maryland, brings natural hair to the forefront of fashion and art photography with his creation of ‘The Coiffure Project.’ Starting as simple cell phone portraits of his assistant, who kept her hair natural and unmodified, he has expanded the project to depict something the world has not seen before, beautiful, natural hair on beautiful, natural people.
For more, click here
www.africlecticmagazine.tumblr.com

I THINK I KNOW THE GIRL IN THE TOP PICTURE!!!!
africlecticmagazine:

Glenford Nunez, founder and photographer of TYP Photography Studio in Baltimore Maryland, brings natural hair to the forefront of fashion and art photography with his creation of ‘The Coiffure Project.’ Starting as simple cell phone portraits of his assistant, who kept her hair natural and unmodified, he has expanded the project to depict something the world has not seen before, beautiful, natural hair on beautiful, natural people.
For more, click here
www.africlecticmagazine.tumblr.com

I THINK I KNOW THE GIRL IN THE TOP PICTURE!!!!
africlecticmagazine:

Glenford Nunez, founder and photographer of TYP Photography Studio in Baltimore Maryland, brings natural hair to the forefront of fashion and art photography with his creation of ‘The Coiffure Project.’ Starting as simple cell phone portraits of his assistant, who kept her hair natural and unmodified, he has expanded the project to depict something the world has not seen before, beautiful, natural hair on beautiful, natural people.
For more, click here
www.africlecticmagazine.tumblr.com

I THINK I KNOW THE GIRL IN THE TOP PICTURE!!!!
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shadesofblackness:

Chanel Iman, Sessilee Lopez, Jourdan Dunn & Arlenis Sosa
I-D magazine The P.Y.T. Issue
August 2009
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blackacrylic:

23.01.11
I had a really interesting discussion about identity, self hate, cultural capital etc with my BFF today and it got me thinking of Margaret Bowland’s selection of paintings of young black girls in white face. When asked to comment on ‘Kenyetta and Brianna’ Bowland that ‘It is a commentary on how women still have to jump through all these hoops to be desirable. These girls are still visible beneath all those layers of crap … they’re still looking back at you.’ I think that a lot of black girls looking at Bowland’s paintings would say that the metaphor transcends beyond the art world. For many black girls Bowland’s paintings are a life metaphor - reflecting a reality where black girls are often marginalised by European standards of beauty. I agree with Cherise Kramarae when she states that ‘For women of color who are viewers, trying to achieve idealised femininity entails not only adjusting or refining one’s body, but also rejecting one’s identity and certain characteristics altogether. To resist this artificial standard is to stand apart from beauty as defined by society’. The frustrating thing for me is that even if you put the fact that there is very little aesthetic diversity across all media platforms to the side, in the black community we impose European standards of beauty on each other with a vengeance. It’s black men that make fun of Alek Wek and it’s black girls arguing about natural hair v relaxer/weave war (e.g ‘These little nappy headed hoes need a terminator’ - Nicki Minaj) etc. It’s this infighting that is the real tragedy.
Somebody told a lie and we believed it.
blackacrylic:

23.01.11
I had a really interesting discussion about identity, self hate, cultural capital etc with my BFF today and it got me thinking of Margaret Bowland’s selection of paintings of young black girls in white face. When asked to comment on ‘Kenyetta and Brianna’ Bowland that ‘It is a commentary on how women still have to jump through all these hoops to be desirable. These girls are still visible beneath all those layers of crap … they’re still looking back at you.’ I think that a lot of black girls looking at Bowland’s paintings would say that the metaphor transcends beyond the art world. For many black girls Bowland’s paintings are a life metaphor - reflecting a reality where black girls are often marginalised by European standards of beauty. I agree with Cherise Kramarae when she states that ‘For women of color who are viewers, trying to achieve idealised femininity entails not only adjusting or refining one’s body, but also rejecting one’s identity and certain characteristics altogether. To resist this artificial standard is to stand apart from beauty as defined by society’. The frustrating thing for me is that even if you put the fact that there is very little aesthetic diversity across all media platforms to the side, in the black community we impose European standards of beauty on each other with a vengeance. It’s black men that make fun of Alek Wek and it’s black girls arguing about natural hair v relaxer/weave war (e.g ‘These little nappy headed hoes need a terminator’ - Nicki Minaj) etc. It’s this infighting that is the real tragedy.
Somebody told a lie and we believed it.
blackacrylic:

23.01.11
I had a really interesting discussion about identity, self hate, cultural capital etc with my BFF today and it got me thinking of Margaret Bowland’s selection of paintings of young black girls in white face. When asked to comment on ‘Kenyetta and Brianna’ Bowland that ‘It is a commentary on how women still have to jump through all these hoops to be desirable. These girls are still visible beneath all those layers of crap … they’re still looking back at you.’ I think that a lot of black girls looking at Bowland’s paintings would say that the metaphor transcends beyond the art world. For many black girls Bowland’s paintings are a life metaphor - reflecting a reality where black girls are often marginalised by European standards of beauty. I agree with Cherise Kramarae when she states that ‘For women of color who are viewers, trying to achieve idealised femininity entails not only adjusting or refining one’s body, but also rejecting one’s identity and certain characteristics altogether. To resist this artificial standard is to stand apart from beauty as defined by society’. The frustrating thing for me is that even if you put the fact that there is very little aesthetic diversity across all media platforms to the side, in the black community we impose European standards of beauty on each other with a vengeance. It’s black men that make fun of Alek Wek and it’s black girls arguing about natural hair v relaxer/weave war (e.g ‘These little nappy headed hoes need a terminator’ - Nicki Minaj) etc. It’s this infighting that is the real tragedy.
Somebody told a lie and we believed it.
blackacrylic:

23.01.11
I had a really interesting discussion about identity, self hate, cultural capital etc with my BFF today and it got me thinking of Margaret Bowland’s selection of paintings of young black girls in white face. When asked to comment on ‘Kenyetta and Brianna’ Bowland that ‘It is a commentary on how women still have to jump through all these hoops to be desirable. These girls are still visible beneath all those layers of crap … they’re still looking back at you.’ I think that a lot of black girls looking at Bowland’s paintings would say that the metaphor transcends beyond the art world. For many black girls Bowland’s paintings are a life metaphor - reflecting a reality where black girls are often marginalised by European standards of beauty. I agree with Cherise Kramarae when she states that ‘For women of color who are viewers, trying to achieve idealised femininity entails not only adjusting or refining one’s body, but also rejecting one’s identity and certain characteristics altogether. To resist this artificial standard is to stand apart from beauty as defined by society’. The frustrating thing for me is that even if you put the fact that there is very little aesthetic diversity across all media platforms to the side, in the black community we impose European standards of beauty on each other with a vengeance. It’s black men that make fun of Alek Wek and it’s black girls arguing about natural hair v relaxer/weave war (e.g ‘These little nappy headed hoes need a terminator’ - Nicki Minaj) etc. It’s this infighting that is the real tragedy.
Somebody told a lie and we believed it.
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cosmosonic:

bianca jagger and andy warhol
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