I honestly think that I can count on one hand how many black women I know that have NOT been a victim of child or adult sexual abuse/assault. This entry is a recount of my experiences with child sexual abuse and how Carnival has worked on healing fragmented pieces of my identity as a black woman.
In this blog, I discuss my experiences with plastic surgery (PS) and the serious life lessons learned along the way. I really dislike public figures that display their bodies but don’t want to admit they got work done. Honestly, I feel like if you’re in the eye of the public, you should come with a disclaimer you got work done. People look to you and damn near kill themselves to get the ass that you just won’t admit you paid for. Confession: My breasts were bought, I got some liposuction, but this ass is real. If you get squeamish, there is a photo below and this blog isn’t for you.
When you have a public platform you will have your supporters, your neutral parties, and your naysayers. There is always going to be someone that has an objection to what you are trying to do. I’ve heard a lot of interesting speculations about the AWM platform, but today I take the time out to address one that got up under my skin…and to be honest with you, kept me up thinking very hard late last night.
While I don’t believe any masquerader intentionally does this, let’s take a look at some attitudes/perceptions that people may have that contribute to the misappropriation of Caribbean carnival.