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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ini

First let me apologize for my short absence. After I travel it takes me a while to get back into a routine. Not to mention I have been feeling icky the past couple of days. No worries though, I am feeling better today, getting back into the swing of things and preparing for Naomi's 2nd birthday!

Thinking about how fast these two years have gone by, I have been thinking about the type of woman I am and the types of women my daughter will come across as she grows. I have already noticed Naomi picking up a number of my traits and habits, one of them being love of magazines. This morning I was listening to Amel Larrieux's song "Ini" and these lyrics popped out to me.


A little girl I was looking at a magazine
Wondering why I could never find too many girls that looked like me
All I saw was hair so blond and eyes so very blue
And the words under the picture said, "and you can get this look too"
They can not define beautiful to me
Someone else's eyes don't see what I see
Follow like I'm blind just won't do for me
God made me just fine; that's why I got to be


I want my baby girl to know that even though we read these fashion magazines, which portray a standardized view of beauty, that she is beautiful at whatever size, shape, or color. This is why I am so thankful that I am seeing more African American faces on the pages of Vogue, Elle, InStyle, etc. One of my favorites being The Life Rhapsodic by Norman Jean Roy that was found in the March 2011 edition of Vogue. I am looking forward to seeing more of beautiful women like Jourdan Dunn, Chanel Iman, Anais Mali, and Arlenis Sosa while flipping through my favorite reading material.










2 comments:

  1. what a beautiful post! i am totally with you -- i always wanted to be blonde haired & blue eyed when i was little.
    you are also so sweet to visit my blog and write that comment today -- made my day!! :) love meeting new blogger friends!
    xo,
    joAnn

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  2. Such great pictures! Nice blog =) I am following your blog; hope we can follow each other =)

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