I had a good, to the point and relevant introduction to this post, but I just finished watching Fruitvale (a film about police racism and brutality in America) and I’m bawling, so fuck that. If you ever need a Netflix film to watch, or want something to think about, that’s your film. I know, especially in Britain, that racism can sometimes feel like it’s on a back burner and that it’s being overcome (key word here is being), but this was a good reminder that it still exists in our society. (Oh, and fuck police brutality. Seriously – giving an already violent and hateful group who have the authority to punish people and cover their own asses fucking weapons? Good one, America.) Personally, I believe we’re lucky with the British police force when it comes to racism; there’s always going to be cries of racism especially in areas like mine where we’re inner city but not the nice part, but I think we can honestly say that for our police it’s more a case of stereotyping than racism. A lot of my friends are black, but I only get stopped with certain ones – and it has more to do with the way they speak, how they carry themselves, what they wear etc. rather than their skin-colour. Same for my friends that are white.
Films like this are really hard hitting for me because those black guys – the funny ones, a bit aimless, with that easy charm and a mouth that will get them into trouble – those black guys are people I know; I’m mixed race – those guys are half my family, they’re my uncles, my cousins. Hell, they’re my friends. And the shit that happens in these things can happen to anyone because (like in this film) it’s a matter of wrong place, wrong mood for the police officer to be in.
Anyway, it’s pretty rare that I have a legitimate excuse for not posting – but today is one such rarity! Sorry for the lack of updates and for not having time to catch up with everyone’s blogs (don’t worry – that’s what today’s for!) but all my deadlines are this month and my exams are next, which means a rather upsetting amount of revision and homework has been taking over my life.
Anyways, pointless excuses aside, today’s post is something I actually quite enjoy creating – a mood-board!
It is now undeniably Spring – which means we now have no excuse for walking around in hoodies and leggings anymore. And, yes, I totally excuse myself from that because . . . college. I wish I could muster up enough effort to dress myself properly, but sometimes it’s all I can do to put mascara on. I’m only here to guide you towards the light, not to touch it myself.
For when I do decide I want to rejoin the world of the living and actually care about my appearance, these are my spring essentials:
Denim Jacket // Windbreaker // Leather Jacket
Dungarees // Boyfriend (Preferably Ripped) Jeans
Vintage Tees // Bralets // Bodysuits
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