After I took this boy’s picture, I was told by his mom how self conscious he is about his vitiligo that’s developed over the past year. She told me that he hates his lips. He avoids looking at himself in the mirror and can hardly smile in pictures because he can’t bear the thought of his “ugly” lips being preserved in photographs. Can y'all do me a favor and like or reblog this? I wanna show him this post so he can see how poppin he actually is. I want him to realize that his skin is flawless and that his vitiligo is just an additional mark of distinction to the already unique beauty that is Blackness, in all of its various shades.
in this era that we’re in, self-love is crucial and we can’t afford to have our black children facing the world with anything less than overwhelming love and pride in their skin.
Dr. Hadiya Nicole Green AKA The Pioneer in the fight against cancer
Beautiful: Jackie Aina (She’s also artistic, intelligent, funny)
Hilarious: Leslie Jones
Poetic: Maya Angelou
Fearless: Assata Shakur & Angela Davis
Lezley McSpadden, Gwen Carr,
and Sybrina Fulton aka Mothers of The Movement
Fighters: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi aka founders of #BlackLivesMatter
Visionaries: Ava Duvernay (Director)
Shonda Rhimes (producer, screenwriter)
Determined: Ilhan Omar (Politician)
Serena and Venus (and someone asking them a dumb question)
Some Bonus Awesomeness:
Kerry Washington, Taraji P Henson, and Mary J Blige
Despite being one of the most disrespected demographics, black women remain to be an integral part of America’s (and also global) history, present, and future. Validate, and humanize them. And take note of all the badassery and awesomeness.
The Temple of Athena Nike was named after the Greek goddess, Athena Nike. The temple is the earliest fully Ionic temple on the Acropolis. It was a prominent position on a steep bastion at the south west corner of the Acropolis to the right of the entrance, the Propylaea. In contrast to the Acropolis proper, a walled sanctuary entered through the Propylaea, the Victory Sanctuary was open, entered from the Propylaea’s southwest wing and from a narrow stair on the north. The sheer walls of its bastion were protected on the north, west, and south by the Nike Parapet, named for its frieze of Nikai celebrating victory and sacrificing to their patroness, Athena Nike.
Nike means victory in Greek, and Athena was worshipped in this form, as goddess of victory in war and wisdom. The citizens worshipped the goddess in hope of a successful outcome in the long Peloponnesian War fought on land and sea against the Spartans and their allies.