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Karyn Washington, founder of the For Brown Girls blog, has died of an apparent suicide, reports MadameNoire.com. The influential blogger was only 22 years old.
Washington’s blog celebrated self-love, particularly among dark-skinned women. She also launched the #DarkSkinRedLip project after rapper A$AP Rocky suggested that darker-skinned women should avoid crimson lips. Following her lead, thousands of women of color posted photos of themselves proudly rocking red lips using the hashtag.
While working earnestly to empower women of all races and colors, Washington was also dealing with personal struggles. According to a friend, she had been battling depression and was also finding it hard to deal with the loss of her mother.
Black women, who often shoulder so much burden and to admit any weakness of the mind and body is to be considered defective. Vulnerability is not allowed. Tears are discouraged. Victims are incessantly blamed. We are hard on our women, and suffer as a result.
When your community tells you that you’re better off praying than seeking the advice of medical professionals and medication, you feel shame when you feel your mind is breaking. There is no safe place. To admit to any mental frailty is to invite scorn and mockery.
Mental Illness is Real
my friend Pete literally makes me cry with his snap stories
this is me, i am pete, love me
He makes me want to start snapchatting
Thor: “fist me captain america”
Tony: “thor i told u, it’s fist pump”
MAKE THIS FAMOUS
this is 911 state your emergency
YES I NEED HELP IMMEDIATELY I CAN’T FIND MY LIZARD
911 I THINK MY LIZARD IS BROKEN
YOU THINK YOU’VE GOT PROBLEMS? MY PHONE SEEMS TO HAVE LOST IT’S LEGS
911 I CAN’T GET MY PHONE OFF THE RECEIVER
MA’AM YOUR PHONE NEEDS TO BE IN THE UNLOCKED POSITION AND MAY NEED TO BE PROVIDED WITH ADDITIONAL HARDWARE TO FUNCTION CORRECTLY.
YES HELLO 911 CAN YOU HEAR ME I DROPPED MY HEADSET IN THE WATER DO YOU READ
TO BE HONEST 911, I AM NOT SURE WHAT MY PHONE IS DOING
911 MY PHONE IS FACING THE WRONG WAY AND I CAN’T GET IT TO TURN AROUND.
yes 911 hello all these people are crazy
this is still going around and it makes me rly happy.
ever wish u could just
What jerk made this
it was me
expressing my personal feelings about my body
i’ll make sure not to do that next time
No, continue to do so. I can personally relate.
just going to throw out there that Dean just referred to gay sex as the sexy kind of drilling.
none pizza with left beef
I’ve probably rebloged this a trillion times, but idgaf, it’s funny as a motherfucker.
"but castiel is an angel"
"but dean is straight"
"but dean and castiel are just friends"
Just because you masturbate in silence doesn’t mean you have to have sex in silence. Hearing a guy moan is the sexiest thing ever.
Really? How many more of you feel like this???
freaking co-sign my own co-sign.
OMG yes, please.
Obama on gay adoption
You the man
yeah totally ruining this country what a horrible guy