Sunday Says: #IStandwithLeslie

sunday says is a snapshot of all my favorite articles from around the web. sit back, chill and enjoy a curated list of beauty, style and social justice reads.

actress leslie jones has faced some of the ugliest misgynoir i’ve ever seen. she was driven from twitter last month due to hateful trolls who spewed racism and misgoyny over her role in the ghostbusters remake. then just last week her website was hacked exposing nude images and comparing her to harambee the gorilla. no one deserves the kind of hatred she’s faced, and it’s a familiar example of the intersectional oppression faced by black women.

our favorite brown yogis over at black girl in om are cooking up something good. not only are they affirming self-care as a movement for black millennials, but they also have delightful digital content. listen in on their weekly podcasts focused on wellness and self-care.

djing became one of my life goals when i found the british spinner hannah faith. check out her interview with saint heron where she speaks out about her battle with depression and latest mix entitled goddess. i swear the only thing better than her mixes might be her golden fro.Sunday Says: I Stand With Leslie

there aren’t many images that embody blackness more than our hair.  interdisciplinary artist shani crowe uses images of black women’s hair for a powerful exhibit at brooklyn’s museum of contemporary african diasporan arts. called “braids,” shani said this about the exhibit: “i wanted to create images that portray black women in a way that would inspire them not to be necessarily pretty, which is what most beauty stuff is about, but to kind of embody that and more within themselves.”

Sunday Says: #IStandWithLeslie

i’m excited to contribute to my brown box, a website dedicated to black women’s well-being. check out my recent post, 5 herbs that will help you become stress free.

men aren’t the only victims of mass incarceration. the vera institute for justice recently found the number of women in local jails is almost 14 times higher than it was in the 1970s. what’s worse is once women, mostly black and latina, are incarcerated, they’re less likely to receive visits, phone calls and support from the outside.

i’m effed up over this nate parker rape allegation. the actor who wrote, directed and stars in the upcoming nate turner biopic, the birth of a nation, opened up to ebony magazine on friday. it’s difficult for me to root for him or this film despite his acquittal.  still, i appreciate his transparency and hope it inspires conversations about toxic masculinity, consent and rape culture.

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