african american alternative

shout out to all the black girls + guys into punk rock, hard rock, pop punk, emo, or screamo who get made fun of for “listening to white music.” 

shout out to all the black girls who wanna dye their hair bright colors but are afraid to because when black girls do it it’s “ghetto” but when white girls do it it’s “punk” and “edgy.” 

shout out to all the black girls who struggle with self harm, anxiety, depression, or any other mental illness, and get ignored. 

shout out to all black people who are afraid to play their music around other people because people will demean them and say they’re “not really black.” 

shout out to all the christian alternative music listeners who constantly get told that their music is “devil worshipping” music.

shout out to all the black people who are never confident enough to wear band tees because they’ll get made fun of. 

shout out to all the black people who get told they have to listen to rap or the aren’t “really black.” 

shout out to all the black people who don’t like rap and hip hop, but pretend to anyways because they don’t want to feel excluded from the black community 

shout out to all the black people who are trying so so hard to fit in and feel comfortable on the alternative scene. 

You belong. 

Enough is enough

We cannot continue to raise our generation with the ideals of “Black people don’t do that.” Because that’s destroying the what ifs in us black girls. Countless times I’ve thought about taking my piercings out, covering my tattoos and taming my hair in hopes they’ll stop talking about me… That I’ll be accepted.

We gotta stop telling black girls who are alternative that they’re trying to be white or make assumptions of their sexuality because of their stretched ears and piercings. We gotta stop telling black girls with natural hair that their hair is too nappy or they don’t know how to do their hair and need a perm. We gotta stop telling the black girls with a sleeve of tattoos that they’re trying to be white and no man would want them covered in ink. We gotta stop sexualizing young black girls and telling them not to dress comfortably because of men around them, stop demonizing black children and start questioning the male family members and friends that stare inappropriately. Your child isn’t grown the person staring is a pervert and needs to stay from your kids.

Its honestly frustrating when other races tries to keep black people is a status quo beneath them, but it breaks my fucking heart… It brings tears in my eyes as I’m writing this that my own people would rather put me in a box and tell me I’m not worthy of my own race than let me flourish and be myself but and would rather tear me down to their “normalcy” to make them comfortable.

We cannot continue to raise our generation with the ideals of “Black people don’t do that.” BECAUSE BLACK PEOPLE CAN DO WHATEVER THE FUCK THEY WANT.

Magick & Melanin: A (self)Love Story

For the girls whose skin is kissed by the sun. With a head full of kinks and curls that take a life of its own. We were made in Mother Earth’s image alone. From the curve of our Cupid’s Bow, to the well in our neck. Black girls are magic through flesh and bone. WE. ARE. MAGICK.

Originally posted by moonhaeun

My hair and this bathing suit are a match made in mermaid heaven.

Mermaid bottoms are from chubbycartwheels

NOT FOR PORN, BBW, FETISH OR WHATEVER BLOGS. I don’t care what nomenclature you have for your blog. If you post a lot of explicit content, don’t reblog me. I think I’ve made myself clear.

Its funny growing up hating my skin color. I used to look up remedies online for skin bleaching and shit. I just saw superiority in lighter/whiter skin. I look back on it and am ashamed because I should be proud about how I was created. I guess it was just a phase I went through, but I just felt ugly being an african american. Those long nights of bathing myself with lemon juice to achieve lighter skin, those nights of praying I would wake up white. Now as I’m older I’ve grown to love my dark skin. I love my discoloration, I love my mismatch tone, I just love ME. ✊🏾