I feel really strange about this and usually avoid asking anyone for help, but I can honestly use it.
I was selected to be apart of a fellowship for PoC interested in pursuing a career in academia last semester which is amazing. One noticeable factor is that I am the only African American male apart of the program.
Apart of the deal is a paid Mini Study Abroad trip to Bahia, Brazil to study and immerse myself in Afro-Brazilian culture. All the works. I‘m excited, but the trip doesn’t cover everything. Some meals and events are on us and we are expected to have $600 in pocket money upon arrival.
I simply don’t have it. I am a seasonal employee and have recently been out of work since June. I have been interning (at a place I love) for the past two weeks and have been actively seeking employment. I have yet to be called back. I am currently bringing in $0 income while spending money to get to and from my internship.
I am asking as a friend and someone in dire need of assistance for help. If you don’t have it, don’t put yourself in a financial bind, but even $1 will help me get to my goal.
Thank you guys in advanced. The link will also be in my bio.
Sidenote: Please do yourself the favor of not coming into my ask box on anon asking me why I’m doing this. It is one thing to not agree with me asking for help and choosing not to donate, but please don’t be an asshole about this. I need assistance and have given to people in need myself. I will hurt your feelings. Love you!
The fact that so many of my fellow white women copy black hair styles when there are literally HUNDREDS of different ways in which you can style non-afro textured hair to create a unique look without heat, gel, or a perm.
You want to look different? Great! Why not explore the PLETHORA of ways in which European women have styled their hair over millennia?
YOU DON’T HAVE TO STEAL FROM BLACK CULTURE TO DO SOMETHING UNIQUE WITH YOUR HAIR, FELLOW WHITE PEOPLE.
ALL YOU NEED IS TO A LITTLE PATIENCE AND CREATIVITY.
White people wearing dreads, cornrows, or other black hairstyles does not show creativity and uniqueness, it shows A TOTAL LACK THEREOF.
There are COUNTLESS braiding tutorials for hairstyles designed for non-afro textured hair available on the Internet.
A little research even shows how the VIKINGS and the ANCIENT CELTS did their hair.
You wanna stand out? You want to make a personal statement? Make it really personal by putting real time, effort, and creativity into it.