Mi sono arrivati i kit di make up (trucco, usando incredibilmente la nostra lingua) per fare il contouring, ordinati insieme a un'amica qualche tempo fa, esasperate di essere più o meno le uniche a non impiastrarci la faccia in questo mondo di femmine impiastrate ad arte.
Mi sono messa a guardare tutorial per una buona mezz'ora, cercando di capirci qualcosa e dandomi per spacciata ancora prima di provare concretamente (ma poi con tutti sti strati sti poveri pori non soffocano?).
Poi è arrivato l'Uomo, ha visto cosa stavo facendo e con tutta la naturalezza del mondo ha detto “ma che schifo le ragazze con questi mascheroni, vieni qua che ti faccio un contouring di baci”.
E me l'ha fatto davvero, un gran bel contouring di baci.
For everyone talking about Cuba after Fidel Castro’s long overdue death.
For every white American news outlet and reporter (Buzzfeed, Michael Moore and even Anthony Bourdain) who wanted to paint Cuba as a Communist utopia with free school, free healthcare and therefore trivialize the countless hardships faced by real Cubans who can’t leave the island.
I’ve heard stories of my fiance’s grandfather whose legs rotted after being tortured for months in a pit of raw sewage for being a loan shark, my own grandfather who was a prisoner of war and was a Cuban refugee in the 80s who brought his two little kids and wife to America on a boat full of violent prisoners and the mentally ill, Castro’s own advisor of 17 years who was thrown into a pit of cockroaches for asking to resign (because he knew he’d be killed when his term was over). Castro and Che Guevara weren’t socialist pioneers, they were serial killers. Che isn’t a public figure who’s okay to wear on a fucking t-shirt because communism is a good idea to you, but this is the reason why so many Cuban-Americans are terrified of socialism and there isn’t a single American who should blame them.
Fidel was a twisted, almost king-like dictator who didn’t give a shit about his people, and his death doesn’t mean much when his legacy is still in place and our country is so much worse than it was just twenty years ago. Don’t say shit if you don’t know, if you haven’t been there. Please.