genesiee Your hair is wonderful and I really want to dye my hair blue and maybe even pastel but I have super dark skin and whenever I look for refs all the models are white? I have no idea what to do, would you have any advice on the hair subject?
i’d recommend taking a look at colorfulcuties on tumblr for inspiration !! google search is WHITE HELL so i understand where you’re coming from, colors not ‘matching’ my skin was something i worried about before i started dyeing my hair but i’ve slowly learned to get rid of that idea (which is fundamentally part of the racism and colorism that are deeply rooted in our learned perception of aesthetic)
sadly, dark hair definitely needs to be bleached to dye it, make sure to look at the articles/videos/links sections in colorfulcuties !! good luck <3
back when i was a bee keeper my bees were really gentle and one time i scooped up a handful of them and i got rly emotional and wanted to kiss them and i essentially faceplanted myself into a palm full of bees while crying and that’s an important fact about me
i’m probably not going to be able to do this without getting emotional but lol here goes
let me start out with the obvious: you are so goddamn talented it scares me. and in the time i have known you, you have only gotten better. which is fucking incredible, really, because you have been under so much stress and the fact that you’ve harnessed your gift and you’re using it to make a life for yourself is above and beyond inspiring.
and you are also truly one of the bravest people i know. i’ve been in your shoes and i know how completely fucking terrifying it is to act decisively to become your own person, and you have handled this incredibly scary, very hard thing with an enormous amount of strength. all while remaining relentlessly cheerful, working hard to develop yourself as an artist, and being an absolute ray of sunshine for all of your friends. you are so great and you deserve only good things and i’m so happy to know you and to have been able to help you in some small way.
p.s. that fuckin’ rad piece of art you made for me is hanging on my bedroom wall as i write this
I don’t give a fuck about cis white girls who don’t shave their armpits I’m here for black/latinx girls with dark coarse peach fuzz on they upper lip IM here for trans girls who don’t shave their beards and legs IM HERE FOR woc with back hair, side burns and face fuzz As long as me and my sisters keep getting called gorillas for being brown and black and hairy I can’t be here for cis white girls with a strip of hair on their armpits