"Mrs. Obama gracefully handles taking up more space, and it goes beyond hair," explained Mock. "It’s her height, her curves, her eyes, her voice. I just wanted more of her, and that hair was giving me more of her, and symbolically more of all of us — ‘us’ meaning brown girls who feel there isn’t enough space for us."
NOTE: I discuss First Lady Michelle Obama’s photoshopped fro with Patrice Yursik of Afrobella and Image Activist Michaela Angela Davis in a The Root piece written by author Helena Andrews.

"Mrs. Obama gracefully handles taking up more space, and it goes beyond hair," explained Mock. "It’s her height, her curves, her eyes, her voice. I just wanted more of her, and that hair was giving me more of her, and symbolically more of all of us — ‘us’ meaning brown girls who feel there isn’t enough space for us."

NOTE: I discuss First Lady Michelle Obama’s photoshopped fro with Patrice Yursik of Afrobella and Image Activist Michaela Angela Davis in a The Root piece written by author Helena Andrews.

When I “came out,” Afrobella was the only blog I shared my story with. 
Its creator, beauty maven Patrice Grell Yursik, innately understood my journey of being my “natural self” and gave me a platform to speak directly to women of color. So when I saw that she created her very own lipglass (from my favorite cosmetics brand MAC), I had to support her - and my vanity.  
Patrice, with her All of My Purple Life lipglass, proves that beauty comes in many shades.
afrobella:

I <3 Janet Mock, that is all
allshadesofbeautiful:

Beaming with pride over Afrobella’s All Of My Purple Life lipglass. Indeed, purple reigns. Infinite xos - Janet Mock

When I “came out,” Afrobella was the only blog I shared my story with

Its creator, beauty maven Patrice Grell Yursik, innately understood my journey of being my “natural self” and gave me a platform to speak directly to women of color. So when I saw that she created her very own lipglass (from my favorite cosmetics brand MAC), I had to support her - and my vanity.  

Patrice, with her All of My Purple Life lipglass, proves that beauty comes in many shades.

afrobella:

I <3 Janet Mock, that is all

allshadesofbeautiful:

Beaming with pride over Afrobella’s All Of My Purple Life lipglass. Indeed, purple reigns. Infinite xos - Janet Mock