Disney's subliminal messages

Friday, May 28, 2010

10 months locing

Tuesday, May 25, 2010
N.B.I have more pictures but forgot to upload them on my flashdrive. I'll post them up later but Yay 10 months.

I'm so glad I documented my journey because lately my locs been getting a lot of attention. I wasn't sure what all the fuss was about, until I looked at earlier photos.

 My babies are growing up *tears tears*.

They've been getting so many positive attention even from loc haters. My aunt (queen of loc haterade) who stated that I will cut them once I find a man, are now enchanted by them and say "Wow they grew a lot and getting thick T. You think dreads will look good on me?"
Funny how that works. 

Baby starter locer are now asking me about my hair regimen and that makes me smile because I used to be like that. I used to stalk (still do) people who's locs are matured and say the I-need-to-know-every-little-details-about-how-you-maintain-your-locs-and-don't-leave-out-any-information-please. This one woman who's in her 2nd month said, "I can't wait til my locs are like yours" meanwhile I look at other's who are in their 4th year or so and reinterate the same desire.

But back to the attention my locs been getting. Ever since I started locing I've been more confident and sure about myself. I've been chased down by men in the mall who merely wants to say "Miss! I like your hair" instead or "Damn you got a fatty". Maybe it's because it's obvious that I'm comfortable with my natural beauty and have no shame of going against the groupthink of society's standard of beauty, but whatever it is, I'm treated with more respect and people want to know what's in my mind, my passion, inspiration behind my art, and if I burn incense (funny), rather than what's in my pants and if I got it from my mama.

I'm not trying to knock down people who decide to relax their hair or front lace wig it...this is just my way of showing that because I feel comfortable enough to express my individuality and being true to myself, I now act in a certain way that demands respect. I get harassed a lot especially by family members and xenophobic, but because they see that I don't give two rats arse if I'm not considered beautiful by popular vote, they're forced to accept that this is who I am and I love who I be. I only trust my own vision and listen to my own thoughts anyhow, and the harassers I encounter on a daily basis realize I'm not fixing to run back to wigs or "Just for Me".

I'm not in a ranting mood today though, so I'll extract more on this thought, observation, and experience on my 1 year locing anniversary  hehe 

Like I said before, I'll add more pictures to this post when I remember to do so.

Happy locing!

Ok here's more pictures

First ponytail?

Malcolm X

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Today is Malcolm X's birthday.
*Moment of silence*


"Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today."

"Stumbling is not falling."

"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time."

"You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being."

I listened to "The ArchAndroid"

Janelle Monae blew me into outer space with this cinema production. I saw myself tap dancing on the moon, skating on Saturn's ring, feeling liberate once I arrived in Venus... I don't have a favorite song yet but I love the war zone in "Cold War", the opera Jimi Hendrix foreign wave of "Neon Gumbo", the hippieness of "Mushroom & Roses", the retro Mario Super Bros nintendo sonic in "Make the Bus", and  I wanted to join her in "Wondaland" wearing my 80s outfit with a futuristic robotic twist...Oh and let's not forget "Dance or Die" Yo it was HAWT. Especially how it blended into "Faster" (that's where I was skating and tap dancing on Saturn's ring) Not sure if any of that even makes sense but it was geniusly DOPE.
I highly recommend y'all to support her.

Here's a description of the film by another blogger

This Title is no Accident. Anyone that has Surrendered their Ears to all Eighteen Tracks of Janelle Monae’s masterful debut album “The ArchAndroid” knows that the Audio Experience is so Optimal, it becomes a Visual Experience, a Thought-Provoking Experience, and most importantly an Emotion-Evoking Experience. It is clear that Janelle Monae cultivated this Album with a Message bigger than any Award, any Accolade, or any Monetary Reward. She’s giving us the Gift of Stimulating our Hearts and Minds.

Despite how many Associate her with the “Wierd,” Janelle masterfully uses her Quirks and Differences as “Superpowers,” and guides you through a Story of Self-Discovery. We’re reunited with our Heroine of the Chase Suite, the Android named Cindi Mayweather, as she continues her Frantic Escape from a Vicious Monolithic Government pursuing her and attempting to Disassemble her for Loving a Human. And though her Vessel is full of Left-Field Idiosyncrasies, she still manages to Connect with her Audience, locking into Emotions we all feel: Fear, Doubt, Desperation, that eventually blossoms into Vision, Purpose, and Self-Confidence. The Album itself is a Proclamation that we should Celebrate our Differences. Janelle proves with the ArchAndroid that no Matter how “Wierd” or against Social Doctrine we are, we all feel at the Core, and we’re capable of having Life-changing Experiences if you Embrace each other.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Arch Android

Get your new Janelle Monae'a album today.
I got mine :)

Picture of the Day

Georgie Badiel

Monday, May 10, 2010
I don't really do shout outs to up and coming models, but this woman blew me away in Essence April 2010 edition. No words to describe the way she fiercely flawlessly modeled those African clothings.... ooooooo wiiii  no words

9 months locing review

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I forgot to make a formal review of my 9 months locing experience. I've been so busy lately so this will be a quick one. So I've been having thoughts of combing out my locs. Not because I don't like them anymore, but because I'm a huge fan of afros.

The only reason why I haven't combed out my locs yet is because I constantly remind myself of how hard it was for me to take care of my fro. I hate combing my hair, I really do and that's why I decided to loc my hair. I just thought that it'd fit my lifestyle much better and it has. Maybe I'm just going through a phase for the moment, but the thoughts are recurring.

I started styling them more as you can see, but the fuzziness is still aqui. I've been getting compliments by strangers everyday. For instance, I was in the mall minding my own business when this young lad called out "Excuse me Miss! I like your hair" I smiled and said "Thank You". I've even inspired some women to get locs themselves and it's been quite fun talking about my loc journey with others.

The routine is still the usual. Been twisting my hair less often now (every 4 weeks). Not sure if i'll be able to free-form considering that I will be looking for new employment after I get my Masters. You know how that goes. It sucks that one has to debate whether or not they should conform to society's norm in regards to rocking natural hair. I really don't understand why locs are such a taboo in the workforce...

Anyhoo, that's it for now. Will be back with 10 months locing update.

First interview

Hello world! So I was fortunate enough to have some show some interest in my art creations and decided to interview me

If you wish to check it out, here's the link



Pic of the Day

Monday, May 3, 2010