The photography of Dexter R. Jones ”Like the celebrity, the Black female form is built up by society only to be destroyed. Like the genius, she is exalted only to be condemned and misunderstood. They pay top dollar to experience her glory, then diminish her value. This fact alone is enough to assure me that She is something extraordinary. She is feared like God.” - Dexter R. Jones IG: sirdexrjones
Ladies, ladies, ladies!
So it’s almost like we’re in a losing system and not just with our hair.. We deal with being ridecurled everyday by people of the same and opposite sex. Dealing with hearing demeaning things like “you throw like a girl.” What does that mean? To throw like a girl? Do you mean that I am not as good as you because I am a woman? We deal with society telling us what is okay to wear, and even when we wear clothing that is “fitting” to their standards we still have to deal with our peers bullying us because something is fresh and new, because it isn’t fly or name brand. Bullying DOES NOT STOP JUST BECAUSE YOU GRADUATE. (To those that think checking/making fun of people is cute - GET A LIFE) If our skirt is too short we’re dressing to sleezy. To long and we’re a prude. When we go natural out hair is nappy, when we have weave we don’t love ourself. When we’re the type of chick to stay at home, we’re boring. When we party and turn up, we’re ratchet. When we turn men down, we’re stuck up. When we engage in their obnoxious cat-calling we’re hoes. So where is the balance? When we are comfortable in our skin and love to expose our self we’re looking for attention. When we bundle up and hide ourselves we’re doing too much. So, ladies, love YOURSELF and love your fellow sister for loving herself. Instead of speaking ill of her, tell her she’s a goddess, tell her she’s a Queen, remind her of how divine she is.. Because the same struggles that you encounter… She does too! So instead of being hateful, love on each other. Society is telling her how to live just like you. And do not get this twisted, not all brothers do this, so this isn’t anything directed at ALL men. Only the ones that treat Goddesses like meat. Queens, love yourself because no one can love you, like you!