22 year-old disabled sociology and sexuality student trying to change the world. Nothing more, Nothing less.
Montreal based, LG[B]TQ+, Pro-Black Feminist.
You can find me at @lonelyallie on Instagram.
One of the crucial parts of sexuality representation is the study of the people it actually includes. Black women being portrayed as hypersexual beings has been part of the White imaginary for a long time, this belief spreading onto many stereotypes such as the Jezebel. While those are old, they persist in our society, including films, through a remolding of those racist and misogynistic ideas. This essay will touch on the ways that, due to the limited representation of Black female sexuality in cinema, the few examples available could hold more weight, including the stereotypical ideas they contain, such as the resemblance to the Jezebel stereotype and how their ‘‘promiscuous’’ sexuality affects the rest of their life.
Nightlife venues can be inaccessible in terms of architecture meaning they lack structures like enlarged doors, adapted bathrooms and sinks or elevators when the venue is not on the ground floor, but also when prejudices make it hard for people with reduced mobility to feel welcomed. Usually, both work hand in hand because the latter justifies the former and the former reinforces the latter in the mind of able-bodied people and disabled people alike. I am a disabled young woman in my early twenties and eventually I won’t be able to go out in Montreal because of how inaccessible it is for people with reduced mobility, but I already feel the impacts of this exclusion. The first is sexual and gender related, hindering the sexual and gender development of disabled young adults, especially young women, and the second is social, the strengthening of negative stereotypes about disabled people.
Ephemeral. Because my beauty though supported by a few is only valid for a certain amount of time. Like a bomb waiting to explode and release the true nature of my essence which to you is simply not good enough.
I will start by saying that I absolutely love Lana. Discovering her discography in high school truly felt like an enlightenment, and her album Ultraviolence is, to this day, one of my favorite albums of all time. However, miss Lana dropped the ball a few days ago, severely. In an attempt to confront her critics and haters, she, in the eyes of many people, shaded a handful of female artists who are either Black, part Black, part of an ethnic minority or… Ariana Grande. While I don’t think her intention was to be racially insensitive, there were several missteps in her rant, and we will take a look at them in this piece.
''It's not my fault, if I'm only attracted to *blank*''. ''Attraction is personal and there is nothing I can do about it''.
On August 13th, the Morphe X Jeffree Star artistery eyeshadow palette launched, which is exactly two days before the release of Jackie Aina’s collaboration with Anastasia Beverly Hills for her own eyeshadow palette. To be very honest, I do not care for Jeffree Star, at all. Jackie, on the other hand, is one of my biggest inspirations and so I will not even try to be impartial in this discussion. However, I cannot help myself but be very curious as to why Jackie’s collab was so heavily criticized by many, people insinuating that she did not deserve it, and that ABH should have given this opportunity to another youtuber (*insert here a list of all the White beauty gurus on youtube.*) Once I recognized that pattern in people’s opinions, I then started wondering how come Jeffree Star’s collab didn’t receive such backlash and how come his empire is only getting bigger and bigger regardless of his shady past. Now the answer to that last question is pretty easy: not many people ever had an issue with his past, or perhaps… they ''forgave'' him.
For some folks, the idea of a man being bisexual is as illogical and ridiculous as questioning the existence of the Loch Ness monster. The number of people I’ve heard say that they simply don’t believe in male bisexuality is astonishing, and it comes from all sides! In this article I wanted to dive in the question, asking two bisexual young men about their experience. This text will use the label bisexual even though it isn’t the only one that can be used.
Last year, I posted my most read article on this platform: ''5 Types of White Guys You Will Date as a Black Girl." I still don't know how so much traffic drove people to read it to be honest, but it has over 3000 reads as of now. Since then, I have lived more, talked with more people, and also sat down to think about my previous encounters a little more, and came up with five other types. The humorous tone will hopefully still be present, and keep in mind that this is all fun and games... right? Make sure to read the first one if you haven't already and with that being said, ENJOY!