cheetah girls

Wish I bought tickets for Coachella this year. The lineup looks sick.

Without Big Time Rush, there would be no One Direction or 5 seconds of Summer.

Without The Cheetah Girls, there would be no 5th Harmony or Little Mix.

These 2 iconic groups ushered in the modern boyband/girl group era and their impact & legacy in both the music AND television industries is the reason that these other “groups” have even had a chance to succeed. Know your history and put some respect on their names.Without their contributions these groups would be NOTHING 

you know what we need to talk about more

first of all we’ve got these four talented and racially diverse ladies with healthy body types singing and dancing to songs about female friendships 

and empowering women

they literally have a song called “cinderella” about not needing a man

and in the movie sequels they travel to spain and india 

where supporting characters have actual character arcs and aren’t just “cultural decoration”

oh look bilingual songs

it doesn’t hurt that the whitney houston produced the first two movies

it’s so important that we had something like the cheetah girls to be primarily targeted towards young girls on disney channel

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Let’s talk about Whitney Houston the conduit.

When I say I want to be a conduit of opportunity, Whitney Elizabeth Houston is one of the gold standards to me of creating and opening doors for other performers.

This is the woman who declined performing the role of Cinderella as was originally offered, promoting Brandy for the role in her place. The woman who could have done another fire solo soundtrack for Waiting To Exhale, but brought on over fourteen additional artists to perform tracks (many of which became hits and quiet storm staples). As a filmmaker she produced The Princess Diaries films, the Sparkle remake, and - yes, hunty - Cheetah Girls 1&2. #strutlikeyoumeanit

In 1999 she helped Mary J. Blige’s explosion into the mainstream stratosphere by bringing her onstage as a special guest during Vh1 Divas Live ‘99 - still a record-breaking broadcast that is a large reason Mary became a household name outside of the hip hop and R&B audience. In the studio and on stages she would pass the mic to Monica, Kelly Price, Karen Clark Sheard, and others, an unabashed fan of vocals and technique.

This was a woman who loved being a woman, who loved being Black, and, despite mounting obstacles in her personal life, still promoted quality entertainers and produced quality content that showed positive images of other women and other Black people AND other Black women. Who can forget Raven-Symoné (back when we didn’t have the problems we do now) dropping and posing in heels and skintights while weighing more than her Cheetah peers and the film allowed her to be thought of as driven, desirable and accessible as a contemporary lead who was not Hollywood conventional - something we didn’t really get again until Annalise Keating showed up on our screens two years ago.

Too often she’s been reduced to her voice or her issues. Here’s to just another facet of an American Black Diamond. Here’s to Whitney the conduit. Black history is world history. Salute.

My Top Ten Disney Channel Original movies

These are my top ten favourite Disney channel original movies that i have seen in no particular order :)


1. High School Musical (1 and 2- HSM3 was not a DCOM)

2. The Cheetah Girls (all)

3. Camp Rock

4. Princess Protection Program

5. Cadet Kelly

6. Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

7. Starstruck

8. Lemonade Mouth

9. Let it Shine

10. Geek Charming

Let’s be clear

My thoughts from Steven Universe.....

*Sees diamond authority murals

* looks at the symbol

……. then this comes to mind 

* Imagines the diamonds singing

CAUSE WE ARE SISTERS! WE STAND TOGETHER ! 

WE MAKE UP ONE BIG FAMILY THOUGH WE DON’T LOOK THE SAME 

CAUSE OF OF DIFFERENT, DIFFERENT COLOURS……


I am so sorry - was I the only one thinking this?

The are even arranged in a Diamond shape - coincidence? I do not believe so …