A great deal of beauty and versatility can be found in textured hair: you can braid it into classic cornrows, twist it up into Bantu knots, or let it run free naturally. Whether worn in style or as a form of self-expression, each style captures the wearer’s spirit, essence, or mood. Many women of color, however, were taught growing up that their curls and coils were unacceptable and only glossy, straight strands could be acceptable. It’s not uncommon for the media to broadcast disturbing visual cues, for peers to utter hurtful words, or for family members to insist on chemically relaxing someone’s hair for aesthetic reasons. This already strained relationship with hair becomes even more complicated when multiracial and multicultural diversity is added to the mix. This experience is one that most Afro-Latinx women share. In an era when celebrating heritage and making our voices heard is more important than ever, BIPOC women are not only reconciling both sides of their identity but are also breaking down oppressive beauty standards.
Tukoh Taka – Did the FIFA 22 song deserve all that backlash?
The song has been getting a lot of backlashes for different reasons.
The song was heavily compared to Shakira’s previous World Cup songs, “Waka Waka” and “La La La.” With tons of Tik Toks asking for Shakira back.
While the audience admit that the song is catchy through the comments and video on Tik Tok, they are also criticizing the song for lacking… well lyrics.
the song consists of a verse of lyrics for each Myriam, Nicki, and Maluma, the rest is vocals, vibes, and repeating the phrase “Tukoh Taka.”
Problems with the Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet is one of the most popular diets since it includes so many health benefits. It has been linked to everything from reduced early mortality rates to lower rates of heart disease. Apparently, this way of eating has been studied in the nutrition sciences world for decades. The lower saturated fat intake from this diet is the main factor that reduces heart disease since dieters intake much more plant-based foods. In the 1990’s, this diet became even more popular thanks to the Mediterranean Food Pyramid that was developed by the Harvard School of Public Health and the World Health Organization as a healthier alternative to the USDA’s original food pyramid.
Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet originated in, you guessed it, countries near the Mediterranean Sea. There is no specific definition, as the Mediterranean touches many different countries and cultures, from Morocco to Italy to Turkey. However, each of these countries’ cuisines includes similar ingredients that have been proven to have many health benefits.
Op-Ed: Why Some People Think the Oldies are Better
You may have heard this a million times from your parents or grandparents, but they always say that the old music is better than the music today. It’s more likely because the older music gives positive feelings when they have heard it before. It acts like a memory that people can read from their library mind. There has been scientific research that shows how the music we know triggers the emotional centers of the brain.
“Turning Red” and the Relatable Struggles of Female Adolescence and Motherly Love
From exploding emotions to cute boys in boy bands and high school crushes, “Turning Red” brings many hilariously similar expectations of a girl going through tween life, but it also sinks deeper into the cultural war that the protagonist has with her mom. The protagonist, Mei, is given a gift and a curse that whenever she exerts her emotions, she turns into a giant red panda.
What to Do About Racist Disney Movies
Back in 2020, Disney began placing content warnings on some of their movies that contain racist imagery. For a long time, people had criticized many of Disney’s films such as Peter Pan and Dumbo for containing racist stereotypes and content.
3 Trends of 2018
In 2018 everything we do, or want to see, is at our fingertips. This over saturation of content from the past few years has created a storm of new food trends. First, and maybe the most obvious, humans have become obsessed with capturing our food in photos. If you are told about a new restaurant […]