Danielle Brooks Appreciation Post!!!!!!!!
She is so beautiful!
cool, edgy, glamorous fashion isn’t just for thin women. she looks great.
Her dimples are so real and adorable.
What time is it?
my entry for Adventure Time tribute show @ Le Snoot Gallery in Savannah, GA
© Giorgio Baroni 2014
The news just broke… Walter Dean Myers has passed. In his lifetime, he wrote over 100 books, served as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, won too many awards and honors to list, advised and inspired kids and young writers everywhere, and impacted thousands of lives. He was a lifelong proponent of diversity in children’s literature, and just a few months ago wrote an article that once again sparked the discussion.
Rest well, sir. You will be remembered always.
Beyond this, words fail me.
"See Yourself As Any Princess" | Art series by Precious Henshaw.
What it’s about: An artistic depiction of several popular, fictional princesses envisioned as Black girls.
Why I did this: Sometime in my teen years, when I was tutoring elementary school children, I overheard two Black girls talking about wanting to be Cinderella for Halloween. Another girl interrupted them and said, “You can’t be Cinderella, because you’re Black!” It bothered me. When my little cousins came along and they began to take interest in princesses, I often wondered how they felt about not looking like some of the popular ones, such as Cinderella and Snow White. Would they play princess happily until someone came and told them that they could never be a certain princess, because they are Black? It’s no secret that when the majority of characters on TV are white, some young Black girls can have a hard time identifying with them without feeling as though they needed to change their appearance in order to look more like them.
This art series is not meant to merely change white characters into ones of color, but rather to encourage my younger girl cousins - and any other young girl I might inspire - to see themselves as any princess they want to be, without feeling the need to change their skin or their hair.
Please look out for this series which is coming to my shop on June 6th.
This is v important because my three year old sister doesn’t think she can be a princess and when I put on fairy tales for her, she always asks for the brown princess (meaning tiana). I showed her this photoset and she could still identify every princess! She was also happy to see them look like her.
"I have been mortal, and some part of me is mortal yet. I am full of tears and hunger and the fear of death, though I cannot weep, and I want nothing, and I cannot die. I am not like the others now, for no unicorn was ever born who could regret…"
~ Peter S. Beagle, “The Last Unicorn” novel (1968)
Something I’ve been working on-and-off since March for one of my all-time favorite novel/movie. ♥
Bigger full-view @DevArt: http://luleiya.deviantart.com/art/The-Last-Unicorn-459625064