blackfashion:

# C L A S S I C A L L Y B E A U T I F U L

New York Time’s journalist, Alessandra Stanley, deemed renowned actress Viola Davis as “Less classically beautiful” in comparison to Kerri Washington on an interview with THE VIEW.

When asked about the jab, VIOLA DAVIS elegantly responded, “I’ve heard that statement [less classically beautiful] my entire life. Being a dark-skinned black woman, you heard it from the womb. And “classically not beautiful” is a fancy term for saying ugly. And denouncing you. And erasing you. Now… it worked when I was younger. It no longer works for me now. YOU WILL NOT ERASE ME!”

# C L A S S I C A L L Y B E A U T I F U L is a campaign that sheds light on the beauty of the many shades of black women. Still in the media today, dark-skinned woman are regarded as inferior to light-skinned woman. Colorism and micro-aggressive behavior should have no place in the African American community.

As a man of color it is imperative that I love and support ALL black women no matter what complexion they are.  

  The personal security of the BLACK WOMAN matters!

IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FILM SHOOT OR WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROJECT PLEASE CONTACT classicallybeautiful1@gmail.com

Stella
The world is her oyster.
Inkpress Backlit Film, 2012

Stella


The world is her oyster.

Inkpress Backlit Film, 2012

M. Ward - Let's Dance

Let's Dance

M. Ward

Transfiguration of Vincent

this cover sets my skin on fire.

From The Desk Of

Being

Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it - that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing - an actor, a writer - I am a person who does things - I write, I act - and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.”

 
- Stephen Fry



Jen

grace under ruffled feathers

Hahnmuelle Monet Canvas, 2012

Charlotte

she leaned across my grandmother’s table like it was the most natural thing in the world

Hahnmuelle Monet Canvas, 2012

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