bb!David Tennant, 1994 (x)

“A couple of summers ago, my mother took me to New York to see all of the typical touristy attractions and enjoyments. It was the most memorable vacation that I had because it was just my mom and I (I also have three sisters). Sadly, one of the most memorable moments was when we were strolling through Central Park and one boy made a very unpleasant remark about how he wanted a "latina girl that’ll gimme that thick ass.” And that I had to be the one to do it. I was surprised at all of this because my mother had suspected this would happen in New York and dressed me more boyish than usual and insisted that I wear no makeup and don’t fix my hair. This picture was taken less than an hour before the harassment. I look like a little kid! I immediately wanted to crawl into a dark cave. For a while, it made me embarrassed to show off my curves. I feel that boys over-sexualize me just because I am brown. Ugh. It’s just so gross. Dressing more conservatively doesn’t make me less of a target for street harassment. My skin color frequently incurs comments similar to this one.“

Submission from Harper LaRoux

"But What Was She Wearing?” is a project documenting what street harassment really looks like. Submit your own to stopthecatcall@gmail.com or via tumblr.

Shoutout to the Better Homes and Gardens website for having a plant encyclopedia with pictures and a just as helpful search feature for said plant encyclopedia.

Because now I can learn what could grow in Merit’s hair.