Sunday, November 28, 2010
Above is two pictures of my aunt. Doesn't she have the most amazing hair! A while ago I posted about black woman's hair and whether they chose to go natural or not. When I talked to my aunt this week she told me about how her friends will burn, dye, and fry their hair to make it appear a certain way. In my post before I didn't even consider older women in the struggles they face. Most women are terrfied of going grey every time they see a hair they go to the salon and get rid of it. When thinking about the things black women already do for there hair to be straight. Buying weaves that cost as much as a car payment or putting chemicals in it until their hair doesn't grow back at all. By the time they have grey hair they are doing all these things along with dying their hair. Now I don't have grey hair so its hard for me to justify to keep it.But I look at my aunts beautiful grey locks. Not only does she choose to go natural she chooses to keep her hair the color its suppose to be. With that she has healthy hair that continues to grow. She even is creative and added silver beads to style it. I know not eveyone wants to have locks or an Afro but I encourage women to go natural at some point in their life. Whether it be through hair style or hair color, no matter the age give. So that by the time you are my aunts age, you will still have healthy hair.
I hope everyone had a amazing Thanksgiving :)
Posted by a.r.v.y at 11:46 AM
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
YAY! I got kanye's new album today. So far I am feeling it. Damn he has a sick list of featured artist on this album that include Jay Z, Kid Cudi, Bon Iver, Pusha T, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and a little bit of some Elton John! I will give a better review of this album soon, I got at least give it a weeks worth of listening to say something legitimate about it. Though Monster and Power are already amazing. I am excited for Kanye, despite his controversial actions in his personal life I have loved all of his albums from College Dropout to 808 and Heartbreak. Also I am curious peoples opinions of the new album so what does everyone think?
Posted by a.r.v.y at 12:42 PM
Monday, November 8, 2010
After a long hiatus I am ready to start my blog up again. I think its obvious I have been absent, but I am ready to give this significant time. I have really missed blogging, and people tell me they like what I put on here. So I will bring it back! For me and you. So to start things off I wanted to say HELLO! I am back in the states, and back in school. Fells good, but I miss South Africa everyday, no lie. But I am having new adventures now, including my life post graduation. Its so weird to think I am at that point in my life. Where I am a grown up? Nope that doesn't even sound like me, I am a young adult. Still sounds weird... I guess I am just young, that sounds fine for right now. I am trying to figure out the future, and what I want to do with myself. Its weird, but everyone goes through it and I am trying to embrace the present and actively think about my future.
Aside from all that boring crap about the future I thought my first post back would be on music. I love all music but due to the fact that my roommate has the most melancholy.indie. itunes playlist eva! I have started listening to Bon Iver and Beach house, photos above! I know not the newest music, but I am really getting into them now! If you enjoy Grizzly Bear and Iron and Wine, you will be a fan. And for twilight lover tweens, Bon Iver and St. Vincent did a song for the New Moon soundtrack. So if you are in your house, sipping on some Rooibos tea, in your long underwear, listen to these artist. Its perfect! My favorite songs right now are Bon Iver- SKINNY LOVE and CREATURE FEAR then for beach house-ZEBRA.
I also recently made a mix for a reunion I had for my friends in South Africa, I think I will share the playlist in a later post since it was a hit. Also I was some South African rap I wanna share too. Along with many other things that don't involve music too! So I hope people haven't lost hope in me, I am back I promise!
PEACE, LOVE, and HAIR GREASE!
Posted by a.r.v.y at 1:56 PM