When I was originally inspired by this post, I thought of a number of things that I needed to let go of: friendships, relationships, familial bonds, thoughts, emotions, memories – pretty much anything that continued to weigh me down as I continued on my path forward. While that still is true, the re-blogged post about whiteness and beauty made me think of other things that people need to let go of: traditions and beliefs.
I used to be one of those people who honestly thought and held the perception that white-skinned Caucasians were the ultimate epitome of beauty.
That is, when I was living in South East Asia, I genuinely regarded Caucasians and people with fair skin and blue eyes as physically attractive, thinking “whiteness” was what you needed in order to be beautiful inside out.
Whenever it was blazingly hot and sunny outside in Malaysia or Singapore and I wanted to go out, my mum would incessantly nag at me to stay in the shade or else I would “get all black” and ugly. I always naively obliged thinking she was Mrs. Know It All.
I would also always gawk in admiration at Caucasians who strolled around here as the thought “oh wow, they are so beautiful” whirled around in my head.
Unfortunately, during the Thanksgiving holiday, my site was flagged and shut down due to an automatic flagging system WordPress.com has. After some back and forth with WordPress, I’m back up, but it was unfortunate. They apologized. Shit happens, I get … Continue reading →
That’s it! I’ve decided to pick up my whistle and become a mental trainer and coach. So many people spend thousands of dollars to LOOK good. Personal trainers, gym memberships, plastic surgery – you name it, the quest to be … Continue reading →
Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog: A letter from a disgusted teacher: I QUIT Kris L. Nielsen Monroe, NC 28110 Union County Public Schools Human Resources Department 400 North Church Street Monroe, NC 28112 October 25, 2012 To All…
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I can’t possibly comment or post on all the stuff happening out there, so for those that are interested in what has been keeping my interest, I’ll be posting links to items I’ve found interesting, enlightening, despicable, funny, or whatever … Continue reading →
What’s there to say after that? It was God’s plan, right? Everything that happens is God’s will and for a reason, right? The Bible says so in a number of different places. Surely, as I have thought and planned, so … Continue reading →