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A list of 250+ POC face claims in varying ages. 

These are almost all off the top of Lia’s head, or from our roleplay’s potential fc list, so this is by no means thorough. We will be updating this as we go, and publishing various FC lists in the future. This is just a severe head shake at those who claim it’s harder to think of POC FCs (only those that use it as an excuse). Representation isn’t hard.

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anonymous asked:

Do you know of any lists of POC actors/actresses in period films, please? Thank you.

A masterlist of 240+ POC who have starred in period and fantasy roles categorized by ethnicity and gender. Their roles as well as their ethnicity are clearly denoted; if there are any mistakes or wish to make additions please politely message us! LIKE/REBLOG if this was helpful! -C&The Other M

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Before you start reading, I just want to make a disclaimer that this paragraph is specific to me about my experience as a Puerto Rican Afro-Latina and my struggle with identity. This was originally written on my finsta and is a little unfiltered, but these are my raw feelings about what it’s been like for me coming up as an Afro-Latina in the U.S.

People constantly dismiss Afro-Latinx, because Afro-Latinx don’t have pale skin with straight hair, but instead are dark with curly/nappy hair. “You don’t look Puerto Rican.” Well Susan, please enlighten me. What the fuck does a Puerto Rican look like? Puerto Ricans come in all different shapes, sizing and colors, all coming from different parts of the island. Anyone with a basic knowledge of history knows that the slave trade was prominent in countries colonized by Spain and Portugal, now known as Latin America, so a lot of Latinx have African, European and Native American ancestry. Some Latinx may look more African while others may look more European. Does appearance make anyone less Latinx? No. So don’t try to tell me, in my case, that I don’t “look” Puerto Rican because I don’t look like what you think a Latinx looks like. I got the DNA test to prove it sis don’t try me. Don’t accuse me of hating my blackness, and that I’m trying to be Hispanic because I don’t want to be black. I love my black, my white and my taína. Allow me to be proud of my brown skin and my nappy hair, and wear my flag proudly, without criticizing me because I don’t look like Jlo. I’m stepping off of my soapbox. Goodnight.

Cigarettes & Witchcraft

I feel like I’m morally obliged to condemn smoking – what with the weird unicorn commercials and whatnot trying to deter teen smoking. However, I find them far more horrifying than the prospect of smoking, so I don’t know what their aim is. I digress – the uses of cigarettes in the craft are many. This is a guide to how I use cigarettes in my craft, to be adapted by my fellow smokers out there however you see fit.

Offerings

Many entities (especially those of the Afro-Caribbean – and some Native American, I understand – faiths) accept cigarettes, cigars and varying tobacco products as offerings. In this regard, it is best to follow tradition or intuition. Some Spirits/Deities are particular – favoring cigars over cigarettes, vice versa, or other smoking methods such as pipes – and which you should use is reliant on what you know of the spirit in question or what you feel the spirit will enjoy. Another handy note, I think is that other herbs can easily be added to cigarettes (already rolled or otherwise) to render and lovely aromatic or flavorful blend. I, particularly, have a fondness for blending rose, cinnamon and cocoa with the loosened tobacco and then packing it back into the tube. They’re lovely to smoke, but also make great offerings (I’ve found) to Pomba Gira. It’s very much a matter of taste – both personal and that of the spirit.

Personal Affects

Many spells call for something belonging to your intended target – cigarette butts are particularly suited to such, as they must be discarded after use, already imbued with the thoughts (and saliva) of he/she smoking it. Simply lift the butt from an ashtray at your convenience and voila! Personal affect. And with bodily fluid, nonetheless! One of the strongest personal affects and easily the most difficult to ascertain.

Intention

This is what I use cigarettes for most often – a means by which to channel my intention into a physical medium. It’s merely a matter of lighting the cigarette and using the smoke to charge something. Admittedly, I very rarely use incantations in my practice, but when I do, rest assured there is always a cigarette hanging on my lips. Every part of the cigarette can be used, nonetheless! The smoke is exhaled as an expression of your will and might charge an object or diffuse into the air. The ashes might be collected and added to any number of powders or herb blends or oils. The butts make nice additions to things like witches bottles – especially in great numbers as the tar will set up into this disgusting, gelatinous ooze (most probably what my lungs look like: best not to think about it too much). I usually use them for chanting or mantras as well, as I simply continue repeating the phrase or mantra until I run out of smoke.

Trance Work

This brings us back to something I mentioned in the first point, that smokes can be personalized – and while no longer technically a “cigarette” they are quite effective for things like trance work or influencing your own energy. Needless to say, I advise refraining from adding poisonous herbs to your blends… considering. However, I have been known to smoke wormwood, though I wouldn’t classify it as poisonous, per se… Obviously, check the rap sheet of any herb before ingestion/inhalation. And then do so at your own accord – though I can say, I’ve never had any unpleasant side effects. Wormwood, mugwort and mullein are my personal favorites for spirit work. Rose, cocoa and cinnamon for works with PG or just for my own enjoyment – in fact, cocoa and tobacco have a long history together. Of course, we could also talk about marijuana – which can be added, though I’ve never been particularly invested. It does nothing spiritual for me, but I understand it does for some, so more power to you – it might be helpful for trance work, but I just use an ordinary cigarette for that most times. WARNING: While in trance, don’t forget to ash, otherwise you’ll come out wearing an entire cigarette. Trust me. I know.

In loving memory of your lungs,

Q

okay but guys

i really need a story or comic or something about a witchcraft school but for only poc who are just so fucking tired of white people’s shit–of them stealing our cultures for their magic, of them feeling entitled to our cultures, of them appropriating

it would be a school where witches of color could be free to practice their magic without fear that some white witches will steal our rituals and traditions because it’s “edgy” or “they really, really connect with it!!!!!!!” 

there would be teachers for all kinds of spiritualities: Afro-spiritualism, Hinduism, Native American spiritualism, etc, and we would be free to connect with our culture and our craft however we like 

we could wear cultural clothing without having to see white people wearing it claiming to be “appreciating the culture” 

everyone would respect everyone else’s culture the way you’re supposed to–by not appropriating it and showing an actual, true interest while also respecting cultural boundaries

oh man oh man i sense a webcomic idea coming on 

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Jecilia Negrón || is a Milwaukee based Latina artist. “My current body of work honors our wombyn of color and the raw vibrancy we radiate. Connecting my Afro-Latino, Mexicana, + Native American decent and mixing it with the culture that I interact and help create today such as Hip-hop + fashion. This body of work helps me stay rooted and connected with self and my ancestors.”

• top: "Viva la mujer" | acrylic | inspired by aliifuerza earrings 

• bottom left: "In the wind" | mixed media | acrylic + watercolor

• bottom middle: "Mama afri" | mixed media | acrylic + beads + yarn

• bottom right: "Elements" | mixed media | acrylic+gold leaf, + yarn

The top pic is for Captain Throne. The actor is Michael Early. He has blue eyes like the book says and also goes under what Meyer said.

This is a list I created to show Lunar Chronicles characters as mixed of many races like Meyer claimed they were in her first interview. Not movie cast but just what the characters would look like.

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Cinder

Jhene Aiko. She very much identifies to her Japanese and Black heritage but is also… African American, Japanese, German Jewish, Spanish, Afro-Dominican, French, Native American (Yaqui, Cherokee, Navajo, Choctaw)

You see this is “a mixed of many races”. She is multiracial not biracial.

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Vanessa hughes

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We all know she is Irish, Native American, Filipino, along with Spanish and Chinese 

Tatayana Ali as Princess Winter

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That’s right Ashley Banks(the darker skin girls of the series) from Fresh Prince is not only an Afro-Latina but Indian (No we’re talking about India, Asia)

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Megan Good

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Good is of African-American, Jewish, Cherokee, Afro-Barbarian, and Puerto Rican blood.

Scarlet

Sabina Karlsson

She is Swedish and African

She actually has Scarlet’s curly red hair and freckles. She actually is closer to the book than Emma Stone who isn’t even a natural red head.

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Devon Aoki

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She is Chinese and White and blonde

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Jasmine Sander

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She is White and Black and has the curly blonde hair and light eyes

Jacin

Dudley O'Shaughnessy

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Shaun Ross if you want paleness

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Nick Denbeigh

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He’s African American, German, Norwegian, and Native American

Plus he’s big muscular dude.

don’t think Kai gets any White features pushed upon him so I’m not going to bother trying to pick an image. But duh it’s Daniel Henny.

So yeah mixed doesn’t mean White with other race. It can be many different things that don’t even include White.

anonymous asked:

why are you posting about brazilians and native americans? this is supposed to be a BLACK AFRICAN blog am i wrong?

This is a BLACK AFRICAN blog. Largely due to the Transatlantic Slave Trade, The African Diaspora reaches practically every corner of the world:

Believe it or not, there are afro-brazilians,

afro-native americans,

afro-europeans

afro-mexicanos

the list is endless… It is not just limited to Africa and the USA. We have followers from all over the world and we try to post and reblog stories that address and fairly represent everyone in our community. A simple google search on the african diaspora should answer any more of your questions.

My mother is Afro-Brazilian mixed with native american and my father is North Indian, but I was born and raised in the United States. Sadly, all three of these cultures have beauty ideals that are very euro-centric. I was told to be ashamed of my curls, my body hair and my petite stature. Sometime around 19 I realized how ridiculous it all was. I just looked in the mirror and saw my smooth skin, my full lips, and my curves. 

Despite my struggles with body image I love being interracial. My parents were able to introduce me to so many different cultures as I was growing up. I am so lucky to have that experience and I wish other people could understand that lifestyle.