The Images & Inspiration of a hopeless romantic.
beautiful and wise…i’m in love!
Brianna McCarthy : After Colour
After Colour takes a look at the contemporary dynamic of complexion defining beauty in diasporan women. It examines the representation of women of different shades of skin, by themselves and by others, and the idea of ‘shadism’, both in Trinidad and within a wider, global discussion that’s happening right now.
This right here? This right here? This is the manifestation of all the ideas I’ve only recently considered thinking about, especially since I’ve been attending college in New Orleans and have been bombarded with the Creole vs. Black, good genes vs. bad genes message.
Thanks, Ms. McCarthy! I really appreciate your voice (and I love your accent!)
the amazing wonder woman
Pearl Primus (November 29, 1919 – October 29, 1994)
Dancer/Choreographer/Anthropologist and ambassador of African Dance. Ms. Primus’ Trinidadian roots and her extensive studies in the Caribbean, Africa and the American South molded her unique style. She danced on Broadway, choreographed for Ailey, and received a PhD in Anthropology from NYU. She was compelled to promote African dance as an art form worthy of study and performance, and used her classes and choreography to teach and express messages close to her heart. Her message was clear: “Why do I dance? Dance is my medicine. It’s the scream which eases for a while the terrible frustration common to all human beings who because of race, creed, or color, are ‘invisible’. Dance is the fist with which I fight the sickening ignorance of prejudice.” - Pearl Primus