Couture Clash, Kiara Kabukuru and Debra Shaw by Irving Penn / Vogue US April 1997
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Jeneil Williams in ” The V”, photographed by Roe Ethridge for The Gentlewoman Spring/Summer 2013.
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The Black 03

Vilsbøl de Arce, Samantha Cole, Elliven, Mother of London, Izzue, Rick Owens

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Dont fall in love with men who love white women. They dont know how to value black bodies.

Dont fall in love with men who cant see the fullness of your womanhood. They will treat you worse than a man.

Dont fall in love with men who cant see you as you want to be seen. You’ll become invisible.

Dont fall in love with men that you have to teach your humanity. Your voice will become hoarse. 

Dont fall in love with men who take advantage of your honesty. He’ll try and strangle you with your own truth.

Dont fall in love with men who aren’t eager to hear what you have to say. He wont value the longings of your heart.

Dont fall in love with men who dont respect trans women, sex workers, poor women, and those women seen as Undesirables unworthy of male desire and care. What happens if you step outside the realm of his desire? Run from Men who make exceptions to womanhood.

Dont fall in love with men who always leave you feeling confused and unsure. They dont know themselves and cant know you.

Dont fall in love with men who are jaded and insecure. They will make you prove your love by hurting you.

Dont fall in love with men.

Dont fall in love.

Fall into the Abyss of Your Womanhood and love the man or person who enters thereafter….


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Mara Hoffman Spring 2013
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Crazy prices aside, Demobaza.

A thousand time effing yes.



1. From womanish. (Opp. of “girlish,” i.e., frivolous, irresponsible, not serious.) A black feminist or feminist of color. From the black folk expression of mothers to female children, “You acting womanish,” i.e., like a woman. Usually referring to outrageous, audacious, courageous, or willful behavior. Wanting to know more and in greater depth than is considered “good” for one. Interested in grown-up doings. Acting grown up. Being grown up. Interchangeable with another black folk expression: “You trying to be grown.” Responsible. In charge. Serious.
2. Also: A woman who loves other women, sexually and/or nonsexually. Appreciates and prefers women’s culture, women’s emotional flexibility (values tears as natural counterbalance of laughter), and women’s strength. Sometimes loves individual men, sexually and/or nonsexually. Committed to survival and wholeness of entire people, male and female. Not a separatist, except periodically, for health. Traditionally universalist, as in: “Mama, why are we brown, pink, and yellow, and our cousins are white, beige, and black?” Ans.: “Well, you know the colored race is just like a flower garden, with every color flower represented.” Traditionally capable, as in: “Mama, I’m walking to Canada, and I’m taking you and a bunch of other slaves with me.” Reply: “It wouldn’t be the first time.”
3. Loves music. Loves dance. Loves the moon. Loves the Spirit. Loves love and food and roundness. Loves struggle. Loves the folk. Loves herself. Regardless.
4. Womanist is to feminist as purple to lavender.

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