Beauty privilege is very real. None of us are imagining it, and if we aren’t born genetic lottery winners, our only option is to compensate with style, grace, and charm. Of course, none of that shit comes cheap. That’s kind of the whole point. It’s all meant to be aspirational and exclusionary. We’re supposed to feel depressed by our skin, agitated by our bodies, and anxious about our invisibility. That’s the insidious subtlety of social control.
The worst part is that we know in our rational minds that it’s all bullshit, and yet we’re still plagued with self-loathing when we can’t live up to unattainable beauty standards. No matter how much self-acceptance we achieve, we can still look in the mirror and instantly catalog all the things about ourselves that we don’t think measure up. It’s maddening. It makes us feel like hypocrites even though it’s not our hypocrisy.
ZINE FAIR @ DIY Cultures 2014
The Zine Fair will take place over two floors from 12-7pm, Click here for FB event page.
Cool Schmool ZInes
Avery Hill Publishing
Interactive Monster Unit
Monster Emporium Press
UWE in Bristol
Animated Review/Henry Press
Not Shut Up
Rosemary Kirton and Thom Dinsdales
Alex Hahn Publishing
No Brainer Zine
Dead Trees and Dye
Neil van der Knutsen
Atiah Z & Rudy
Riots Not Diets presents ESG + SHOPPING in Brighton, 27th June!
The legendary Scroggins sisters, Emerald, Sapphire and Gold shot from the Bronx in the early 80s, the angular post punk funk sounds we all know and love today came entirely from them. And they do it better than anyone else. Their brief UK tour earlier this year marked their return to European live appearances and they say this will mark their final trip across the Atlantic.
Support from SHOPPING - a queer disco/punk supergroup, and veterans of many previous RND nights. Their album, Consumer Complaints, on Milk Records is one of the best things.
Traumfrau's LEESEY will be bringing the party in between bands!
While Murray assumes considerable real estate in the foreground of the painting, there is great care in the representation of Belle. She is not darkened nor obscured, her gaze is fixed and direct; she is smiling and is dressed as an aristocrat. The portrait is exceptional for these reasons.
Other images of the period present a black identity negatively and these images exist in great abundance. And what we learn from looking back at these images is telling: the white European perception of our bodies, our beauty rendered in such monstrous ways to the edification of whiteness is the tool of white supremacy.
We are very much still negotiating the impact of seeing images that erase and obscure black beauty and humanity today.
Our blended histories have yet to be accurately represented in popular consciousness, so every old story uncovered becomes a new retelling and a demand that we examine some painful truths about our past and how it shapes our present.
Medievalpoc posts tagged “Dido Elizabeth Belle”
the worst thing you can say to someone is ‘you’re too sensitive’ because that’s basically saying ‘you feel things more deeply and fully than i do and this inconveniences me because now i have to be more mindful of my own actions’
you’re not too sensitive, the world is just callous and stubborn. sensitivity doesn’t make you weak and callousness doesn’t make you strong.
Date: Saturday 3rd May 2014
Venue: Carlton Kitchen, Carlton kitchen, Canterbury Terrace, South Kilburn NW6 5DX (Closest Station Kilburn park)
OOMK brings you an eclectic lineup of artists and performers for an evening of female creativity and talent in aid of OOMK issue 3!
Performances from producer/musician Rosa Brooks, spoken word artist Amaal Said, Muneera Rashida and Pearls of Islam with more tbc.
Capacity for this one-off event is limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £8 in advance and £10 on the door. All tickets bought in advance come with a 20% off voucher for OOMK magazine, allowing you to take away a copy of issue no.2 on the night for just £4.
There will also be some fabulous cake-creations from our cupcake friends Kawsar and Meriem along with freshly mixed mocktails and bespoke crafted goods offered up in our mini-bazaar. Djing throughout the night, Lisa busby (Editions of You) will also be selecting mixtapes from her distro collection.
All proceeds go towards printing OOMK issue 3.
Tickets are £8, get them here http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oomk-mixtape-fundraiser-evening-tickets-11287289587