Please let it be known that “you look better without all that makeup on” is not a compliment. Why you may ask? Because I don’t wear makeup so I can look better in your eyes because Lord knows someone else will turn around and say that I look like a goat without makeup. So really, #idgaf, #IDoWhatIWant. I wear makeup because I love it, it’s my art, it’s how I express myself. If you want to tell me that you think I have a lot of natural beauty, say exactly that. But I don’t put this shit on for anybody and I sure as hell am not gonna take it off for anyone either.

Please let it be known that “you look better without all that makeup on” is not a compliment. Why you may ask? Because I don’t wear makeup so I can look better in your eyes because Lord knows someone else will turn around and say that I look like a goat without makeup. So really, #idgaf, #IDoWhatIWant. I wear makeup because I love it, it’s my art, it’s how I express myself. If you want to tell me that you think I have a lot of natural beauty, say exactly that. But I don’t put this shit on for anybody and I sure as hell am not gonna take it off for anyone either.

Where are the Disney Channel Original movies like this? It seems like Disney Channel is gong WAY backwards. The Cheetah girls, especially the first one, was all about girl power and making your dreams come true. It was about not depending on guys but on your sisters and not letting anyone equate female to inferiority. Songs like “Girl Power” and “Cinderella” with lyrics like “At times life may get you down but you better hold your frown, can’t nobody live your life but you. Stay true to who you are and always follow your heart.” And, “I can slay my own dragons, I can dream my own dreams, my night in shining armor is me, so I’m gonna set me free!” The song Cinderella is actually the very first thing that made me question the message of all the Disney Princess movies I loved (which is why I moved on to Mulan). Now Disney’s latest original movie was called “Zapped” and it was about an app that could control boys, not kidding. And Disney has one on the way called “How to Build a Better Boy”. Really? Not only are these movies teaching girls that their whole lives should revolve around boys, they’re also full of misandry. Usually in movies with female leads we don’t focus on the depiction of men (or boys as the case may be) but the idea of masculinity they had was rude, dirty, and stupid basically which isn’t fair to guys either, and I imagine that’s the reason why Disney wants to teach pre - adolescents how to build a “better” boy. It’s madness really. Girls need to have aspirations outside of a relationships and popularity and boys need to have depth to be given credit for being capable human beings. Bring back movies like the Cheetah Girls otherwise my kids will never watch Disney ever cause this shit is poison.

Where are the Disney Channel Original movies like this? It seems like Disney Channel is gong WAY backwards. The Cheetah girls, especially the first one, was all about girl power and making your dreams come true. It was about not depending on guys but on your sisters and not letting anyone equate female to inferiority. Songs like “Girl Power” and “Cinderella” with lyrics like “At times life may get you down but you better hold your frown, can’t nobody live your life but you. Stay true to who you are and always follow your heart.” And, “I can slay my own dragons, I can dream my own dreams, my night in shining armor is me, so I’m gonna set me free!” The song Cinderella is actually the very first thing that made me question the message of all the Disney Princess movies I loved (which is why I moved on to Mulan). Now Disney’s latest original movie was called “Zapped” and it was about an app that could control boys, not kidding. And Disney has one on the way called “How to Build a Better Boy”. Really? Not only are these movies teaching girls that their whole lives should revolve around boys, they’re also full of misandry. Usually in movies with female leads we don’t focus on the depiction of men (or boys as the case may be) but the idea of masculinity they had was rude, dirty, and stupid basically which isn’t fair to guys either, and I imagine that’s the reason why Disney wants to teach pre - adolescents how to build a “better” boy. It’s madness really. Girls need to have aspirations outside of a relationships and popularity and boys need to have depth to be given credit for being capable human beings. Bring back movies like the Cheetah Girls otherwise my kids will never watch Disney ever cause this shit is poison.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: I’m a body positive activist, which means I’m anti body-shaming, not just anti fat-shaming. Although fat is used both in the literal sense and for my metaphor, SKINNY/THIN IS ONLY USED METAPHORICALLY, by no means am I trying to skinny-shame anyone. A fat girl is any girl who makes her presence known and dares to take up space in a society that claims they have no room for her. Hope you enjoy it.

The with problem fat girls is that

They are so angry

So maybe you’ll bone a fat girl

But you’ll marry the tiny one

She doesn’t have a side of the bed

She has a corner  

She doesn’t take up space 

So it’s easier to own her

The problem with fat girls is that

They are so angry

And maybe it’s got nothing to with categorizing girls as fat and pretty…

But thin girls are nice

And they fit so perfectly on your arm

Instead of walking on their own two feet

You can carry them like a purse

You’re a bracelet, she’s a charm     

The problem with fat girls is that

They are so angry…and loud

Have you ever heard a fat girl walk into a room? 

Her thighs touch

They rub together creating the heat that sparks the fire of a revolution

Every time her feet touch the ground

Each pound settles like a scream

And you all turn around and look  

And you think those screams are a skinny girl trying to get out

When in fact it’s the skinny girl she’s trying to keep in

The skinny girl that enters the room like the wind

And gracefully takes her place in her designate space

But a fat girl has no place

A fat girl decides where and when and how

She’s going to take up space

She’s going to take up space

The problem with fat girls is that

They are so damn angry

Because everyone keeps saying society is a mirror

But society is not her reflection

Society is a projection

Of ages and ages of male-dominated oppression     

That keeps women in their cages

So they can store us where they please

In tiny, dark, cramped spaces 

But a fat girl has the key

And she’s dared to grow out

And she’s dared to speak up

Her rolls jiggle like a shout

While you’re still caught in a bout of anxiety, 

Wondering, trying to figure out

How it got so far out of your control

And where you will put her now

At fat girl is angry     

Because every time she hears you obsessing over the inches of her waist

She hears “Woman, how dare you take up space?”  

Yes she’s fat, she’s wide

Too wide for your narrow mind  

Too wide to hide behind the overbearing shadow of this patriarchal reprise

To wide to fall into the cracks of your fragile male ego 

Too heavy to be the balloon that goes wherever the wind blows

She stepped on the scale and broke the status quo

She’s too fat

Too thick

Too wide

Too heavy

Too angry

To be denied

The pride she’s able to find

In daring to take up space

A bit about me

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 Rule two: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 11 new ones 
Rule three: Tag 11 people and link them to the post. 
Rule four: Make sure that they know they’ve been tagged. 

I was asked by fem-me-fatale



1) What’s the story behind your username? 

I’m African and for most Africans the “r” sound at the end of a word just doesn’t exist so I more or less spelled corner out phonetically. Also corners are made when two things meet, be it planes or streets or walls. Feminism to me is where equality and choice/freedom meet, that’s what all feminists want.



2) How old are you? 

18



3) If you had to be stuck on a desert island for a time, which five books would you wish to have with you?

My Bible

A really thick fashion magazine

A desert island recipe book

Anything from Chimamanda Ngozi

The complete anthology of William Shakespeare’s works



4) What is your ideal date night?

Picnic under the stars (or the lights rather) on the NYC highline on a cool, clear spring night.



5) What do you consider your best physical feature?

My eyes I think, because I just spend so much time looking at them so I know everything about them and they know everything about me, even when I want to hide something, they easily reveal everything there is to know about me.



6) Do you make friends easily?

Not really, in my opinion. Partially it’s because I won’t call someone a friend easily. The position of a friend should only be filled by people you really trust and that you know care about you a lot. Also on the other hand, I can be really awkward and I don’t believe in being socially acceptable. People always say they don’t care what other people think of them and it’s often not true but my problem is that even when I do care and so hard for me to act like anything other than myself. People who are easily embarrassed can’t survive around me for too long.

7) Are you a cat person or a dog person?

Cat person. Cat’s are so laid back and low maintenance and I’m lazy as hell. Being out and about and doing stuff is fun but when it comes down to it, I always appreciate being around someone I can just sit around and do absolutely nothing with. That’s why I’m going to be a cat lady, it’s my destiny.



8) Which is the most important thing to you - academic and professional achievement, finding and being with your ideal romantic partner, travelling the world and experiencing new things or living close to your family and friends?

The most important thing to me is experiences and interaction. I find that the more I meet new people and learn about them, the more I end up learning about myself and what kind of person I am, and the more new and unpredictable experiences I have the more I learn about what I’m capable of, what kind of person I could or should become. I would hope that these thing are a part if not the basis of my career and that they eventually lead to an ideal romantic partner, but I guess I just have to wait and see what’s in store.



9) Who is your favourite character in any TV series, movie, comic book, book, or franchise?

My favorite character is Mulan because she is very impulsive and emotionally motivated like me. I also very often find myself not really knowing who the girl looking back at me in the mirror is. Her journey was that of self discovery and when she finally found out what her purpose in this world was, everything started to make sense and that’s where I’m at in my life now. “My duty is to my heart”, is my mantra when it comes to making important life decisions because I believe no matter what you do or how much you achieve, if you don’t follow your heart it means nothing. Plus she’s such a badass and she never let what people expected of her as a woman to stop her from doing what she needed to do.

And she married Shang and he is so sexy!



10) Is there something that’s popular or trendy right now that you personally just don’t get?

Slut-shaming. I mean it’s not a new thing at all but it just fucking blows my mind in this day and age because how many are people are really that conservative these days? I don’t get it coming from women because it’s a vicious cycle, most women will be slut-shamed at some point in their life for one reason or the other but then most women slut-shame, even more than men. What are you accomplishing? By making it hard for other women to just live their lives you in turn make it harder on yourself, almost as a direct result. Women like that are masochists. I also don’t understand it coming from men either because I find that the men who slut-shame the most are the ones who brag about how many women they’ve slept with. Don’t you think you’d be able to sleep with even more women if you didn’t treat women like they’re worthless pieces of shit for sleeping with you? It’s like asking a bank for a loan and then after they give it to you go around telling everyone how easy it was and how they should go out of business for a approving a loan for you. But then if they had disapproved you would’ve gone around talking about how they’re too uptight, how you’re a “nice guy” with good credit and you “deserve” the loan, and maybe when it comes to loans you do, but women don’t owe you shit. Guys like that are the textbook definition of misogynists.

11) What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?


I don’t think anything will ever happen to me that is better than being born because every other moment in life can only be experienced and remembered relatively. It may be the best moment of your life in the moment but then you look back and it’ll only be great in comparison to how shitty you currently feel or not that great in comparison to how amazing you feel now, but life is the door that opened you up to all those temporary and relative experiences. Having life is as good as life gets.

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For the love of God can the government get a grip? People are going MAD with power over vaginas right now. That’s pretty much what “Americans” love to control: money, minorities, and vaginas. Not guns though…never the guns.

For the love of God can the government get a grip? People are going MAD with power over vaginas right now. That’s pretty much what “Americans” love to control: money, minorities, and vaginas. Not guns though…never the guns.