Friday, 27 May 2011

Beauty and the Black I

So I saw these two very sad videos posted on facebook this week.

  • This is a study by two psychologists using children aged 3-7.

  • And a documentary called dark girls. Its abit long but do try to watch most parts of it.

Dark Girls: Preview from Bradinn French on Vimeo.
  • And there was the research  published last week by Dr Kanazawa, a lecturer at the London School of Economics. He's findings were based on a survey of white, Asian, black and native American men and women who were asked to rate each other’s attractiveness based on photographs. In his article, Kanazawa wrote: "Black women are … far less attractive than white, Asian, and Native American women."

So, other races think black women are ugly, black men think dark skinned girls are less attractive and black dark skinned women also think dark skinned women are less attractive....!!!

Err..what hope do we have then? If nobody loves us, we ought to love ourselves first. I will put up a follow up post on this later.

But for now, dark skinned girls rise! Just because somethings are the way they are now, doesn't mean they are how they ought to be. Some profound writer wrote "We never see things the way they are, we see them the way we are".

Black is beautiful, we just need to start seeing it.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Dear Final year Exams

Dear Final Year Exams,

Thank you for being the big hurdle at the end of Uni that determines a huge part of my life afterwards. If you weren't so important, I definitely wouldn't have bothered that much and that means I wouldn't have been able to finally kind of understand the whole point of my course and learn so much in such a short time. It means I would never have known what it felt like to be up for more than 24 hrs straight, it kinda made me feel like superwoman ;). Thank you for being all time consuming, even though i'm missing out on things like my blog and job applications, I could have also been occupied doing far worse things. And finally thank you for showing me that I can push myself out of my comfort zone, I was getting worried about that. I hope you bring me good results.

Lots of love n appreciation,

So, I got this idea from this really cool blog. Thx thx thx, she writes thank you notes to the randomnest things! Here's one she did about facebook. The lesson is that there is ALWAYS some thing to be thankful for :)

Friday, 6 May 2011

What are ya!

So. Everytime it comes up that I have a blog, people respond in one of the following ways:
  • Oh really?! So do you blog about your feelings and stuff?
  • Oh really?! So do you take lots of pictures of yourself?
  • Oh really?! Is it about your hair journey?
In the midst of all the confusion, I decided to put out sort of a mission statement since the essence of sugary sea doesn't seem to be entirely clear..even to me at times. And so this is for the benefit of the reader and the writer :)

Sugary sea is an Inspirational lifestyle blog.

For more details click the 'About SugarySea' tab on top of the page
Peace, love & Sugary seas

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Michelle Obama moves to the groove

So I'm being pressed under the weight of dealines and revision but I am not crushed! Shout out to everyone preparing for exams or writting projects. The Lord is your strength.

Saw this video today of Michelle Obama doing the dougie on nbc. Loves it!!!
Michelle Obama is definitely a great role model, she's beautiful, stylish, classy, intelligent, down-to- earth and she can do the dougie! Coolest first lady out there. Trumps Mrs Patience "umblelaa" Jonathan anyday!!

And I love her neon green top! *still in my neon green phase*
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