Today I saw this photo of the cover for the June issue of Vibe magazine. Photoed is r&b singer turned reality t.v. star Kandi Burrus, and other reality t.v. stars Tamar Braxton, Evelyn Lozada, and Chrissy Lampkin with the title being "Meet Your New Role Models". Now when I initially seen this I thought, "That’s a cute picture of them all" but when I scroll down to read the caption I immediately became upset. With the exception of Kandi, I'm not sure if I feel comfortable calling any of these women role models. What are they really teaching/showing young girls to expire to be??? Ghetto/Ratchet women that refuse to use the standard and proper English language and diction, that's it's ok to fight over every word used against you, or that you should be tossed around by one pro-athlete, singer, rapper, actor, or any other male with higher social status to another in hopes to gain fame and validation in an industry that only notices you for what you hold between your two legs rather than your two ears. It's sad to say but this in no way, shape, form, or fashion should be the influence and personification that any girl, young or old should look up to. It's actually sad to know what these women would subject themselves to and be proud to air it all on national television. Don't get me wrong I like all these women for entertainment purposes but do I feel they should hold influence on what should or should not be to other women and girls, NO!!!! All of these ladies with the exception of Kandi became "famous" and "well known" for riding the coat tails of someone else who actually made it by their own doing. Tamar has her sister Toni and her husband to thank for her relevance, Evelyn has Chad and every other industry dude that she has been connected to, and Chrissy has Jim Jones and the BIG time crime lords she was with prior to her and Jim's relationship. Kindi on the other hand is the only one who made her name off of her own work ethic and hustle. With all of that being said, I'm sorry but I think I’m better off finding some other role models and I think you should do the same. Well until next time, Thanks for having your daily Piece of PieXOXOX
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Short Cream Chiffon Dress (Nordstrom), Vintage Cream Shoes (Gifted from a Friend), and basic gold accessories.
This past weekend I was with my cousin in honor her HUGE accomplishment of graduating from Washington State University (WSU). To celebrate we went to Joes Crab-shack on the water in Vancouver, WA. It was great I had a wonderful time with my family and I am so glad I was able to get out to enjoy the sun.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Bright Bohemian Belle
My fortune, just so happened to be something that I strive to do everyday
New nail color perfect for the sunny, spring time weather