my post: skins

how to have clear, beautiful skin:
  • drink plenty of water
  • eat healthy
  • get enough sleep
  • wash your face at least twice a day
  • pat your face dry
  • micellar water is your best friend
  • exfoliate every other day
  • moisturize moisturize moisturize
  • only touch your face when your hands are clean
  • wear sunscreen when necessary 
  • go makeup free when possible
  • try to change your sheets/pillowcase every two weeks
  • always take off all of your makeup before you go to sleep
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I’m literally sobbing.

So my friends convinced me to wear my Princess Tiana cosplay to Walmart. Considering I wasn’t at a con, I was surprised with all of the happy kids and parents begging to take pictures. In light of this, I ended up driving to Toys-R-Us just for fun. 

I’ll never forget this little black girl who asked to take a picture with me. As she walked away with her mom, she exclaimed how happy she was to see a princess that looked like her in real life. 

THIS IS WHY REPRESENTATION IS IMPORTANT. I can remember all of the times I wondered why none of my favorite Disney characters, or video game characters, or even anime characters had the same dark skin as me. Or the same wide nose as me. Or the same thick lips as me. Or the same coily hair as me. 

When Princess Tiana was introduced, I nearly cried. I waited until I was a young adult to have a Disney Princess who had my features and was seen as beautiful. And seeing children so happy –showing them that their dark skin, wide nose, thick lips, and coily hair are beautiful– moves me to tears.  

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Don’t you think it ever crossed my mind to want to know other men? That I wanted to lay up somewhere and forget about my responsibilities? That I wanted someone to make me laugh so I could feel good?

Fences (2016) dir. Denzel Washington

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‘Tee-shirt Seimei’

I love Yuzu in tight training clothes but a loose t-shirt? Wait until he does his final spin… ;)