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I have more questions for you than answers

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I have more questions for you than Answers

would you be able

to spot the sun

Trapped in my eye socket?

Would you still come back

Here with me after all

the injustice?

would you forgive,unlike me;just like

our mothers?

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Hey, sassy taco it’s me graysbygrace and HAPPY MONDAY! I hope you are doing well because I am.

It’s been really difficult trying to come up with some zine ideas but I guess just looking around or seeing things that are already there can inspire you.  Yes, that is what happened above. I really love Areeba’s journal entries and never thought I could come up with something like this. I just love journal entries and poetry! So, I’ve decided to make an animated zine to express Areeba’s entry which I pretty much enjoyed doing!  I call this re-creating  poetry as well as this is part one of this series on my Youtube channel.

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The journal entry is a love type but since she does speak a lot  about culture and religion.. I had to sit down and think. So the speaker is unsure of the love between the partner and is asking the partner if he is capable of being in the relationship. I guess as she ask the following:

would you be able

to spot the sun

Trapped in my eye socket?

She is either asking the person if he would see her happiness (sun) or just speaking about pupil in the eye. The next stanza (reminding me high school and English)

Would you still come back

Here with me after all

the injustice?

I guess the here would be detiny and the injustice is the wrong ..I don’t sometimes we all get carried away ..It is just a love thing.

Next one 

would you forgive,unlike me;just like

our mothers?

Does the lover have forgiveness because the poet sure does not. Going on, this was interesting and I would love to hear your meaning towards this beautiful piece .

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I hate fashion! |Mood board

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Whats up Sassy Taco! It’s me graysbygrace and Happy end of the month! Being today the first (1) I decided to do a reflection on what has been happening last month and what to expect this month. I am really excited to go through this beautiful adventure because it is something that I love and really want to explore. If you do not know what I am speaking about then you should check out my New Year Resolution 


I want to know what changes are you going through?

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Journaling

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Fade In

 Hey sassy Taco it’s me graysbygrace your very own rainbow and welcome ..We are growing! I hope you are hazing a great and wonderful Month or day because soon this will end..The month/day. Yes, I am continuously changing the format of blog because I am trying new techniques/ideas of writing. I am trying to make it as visual pleasing as it can be.

 

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You guys love the new format???

As I said, the month is about to end as well as the day but we are all going to go on. I never actually explained what is going on my YouTube channel but let me explain. New Year Resolutions are exciting to write down but how many of us actually do them? Not me. That is why on my channel I began to target all my New Year Resolutions every month. This means, every month I will do a New Year Resolution and see how does that go. I began in March with being creative within digital works, illustrations and screen writings. I just want to jump out of the boundaries and do something New. I want to break the rules! Now in April I will begin with, build my animation skills by exploring traditional animation, 2d animation and 3d animation but 3d animation ill probably do it later because 2d animation/traditional animation. I still need to explore but know what? Something just hit me as I was writing probably also exploring 3d animation facing more towards architecture will be a great idea..I wonder.

 

~~ZINE LIFE~~

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What do you guys think about the cover? I was really debating !!!

 

OMFG! I am so excited to begin this side of my adventure! I really do not want to loose my animations as I go with life so creating zines will a great idea because I have a place to put them. I just want to look in the future and say, “wow! that was mine?”..it sucked so much (cringe). Where is my art teacher? I am also in love with looking at zine so anybody knows a place where I can find some or buy some! If you also want me to check out your zines send me some or email me.

I want to know have you ever done a zine? Go check out on my You-Tube the zine that I have created!!

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Why minorities hate cultural appropriation?

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Why many Black women, Native Americans, Asian Americans and other minorities hate cultural appropriation and exactly why it is damaging?

Hey unicorns it’s me graysbygrace your very own rainbow and I am back! I am sorry for not posting lately because I was busy with my term one exam and I was in pressure but I am back. While on YouTube I was recommended a video with the similar title as my blog post.

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My understanding:

Cultural Appropriation involves the idea of a highly dominate culture taking a minority’s culture without understanding it. Going on,  some minorities are not recognize and given a bad image but people still use their culture for branding making these “people” highly recognized or embraced.  We are talking about decorations, jewelry, clothes and etc.

Why is it so important?

Imagine the future of young black individuals with their hairstyles especially Africans being judged vs a highly recognized brand being embraced using these hairstyles for their show. Uniquely, The generation coming  will stop embracing their own culture in addition to being original because of how their being criticized.  Forward, your child will walk into your house with Japanese clothes with little understanding of how it reflects towards the Japanese culture. Going on, learning about another persons culture is important because it allows you to understand more about it. Not only does it make you open minded but an individual with awareness.

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How do I feel?

I feel more confident in myself because when somebody copies my culture it makes more proud though I don’t benefit from this ( a better image of the black culture)  but behind the mirror we all know the story. Any minority can agree that somehow we are unique we are an inspiration to fashion trends.  I am angry though because my culture is a profit to high dominate brand and ”then there is somebody who says bantu knots are not neat ”

I want to know your point of view, what do you think?

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Runaway Girl: To Paris I fly

 

Hey unicorns it’s me graysbygrace your very own rainbow and welcome to another year in March. Let me begin with “ah” “wow” okay it’s been a while since I posted on my playground and you readers out, I love you as much as I love food. I am back and I guess I will be here forever. Last time I blogged I was depressed with the change of time and began posting illustrations but I was going through a changing phase whereby I was trying to get my blog to hit one of my 2016  “New Years Resolution” goal but …

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PUFFF!!!

You know how they say don’t quit and that dreams do come true?  well, I didn’t.. I kept going with this madness until I found an answer .. We are full of so many resources around us but it seems as if we ignore them. You know how you want to start a YouTube channel but you keep stopping yourself from doing so?  Well, don’t-WASTE-SO-MUCH-MONEY. Just do it! You have a phone with a camera and all you need is an editing software which is quite easy to get.

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Yeah, well I have decided to take that rough road and be laughed out and create an online magazine. If you ask me Sqlushee magazine is a cool name ..when I began I was really excited and tested this out by doing one of my project “feminism”. The idea was to go around ask people’s opinion and draft an entry but it seemed as if I was really annoying or fake. In total after sending about twenty messages to different profiles on Instagram, I got two reply’s which was good I mean I am starting it’s not like everyone will open a door to a stranger but it was good. What encourage me so much is that how I got to do illustrations was a journey. It took more than a boring art class to do so just and yes, I have been told I can’t draw so many times but that negative opinion lead  me to work hard and achieve my goal to be an underground visual artist. Well guess what?

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If you are every feeling down and feel like pulling out well remember these words, “Sweat is the greatest gift in life !” I can’t reveal all of Sqlushee but I will try my best to give updates to all of you.This is the beginning of Runaway Girl a journey to be an influential editor!

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3 hairstyles for short/medium hair

Hair type: 4C

Products: Black magic Coconut oil

“Hair conditioner”

                   Olive Oil

Creamy Aloe Shampoo

Replenishing Conditioner

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(wet hair- currently I relaxed it!)

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( dry hair- currently I relaxed it)

Hey unicorns it is graysbygrace your very own rainbow and today I want to share three hairstyles that will slay your day for short/ medium hair.

Facts:

Usually I leave my hair out because I want it to rest from those horrible days of braids but that was a bad idea from the beginning. I would warn you not to do that at all. My hair has emotions and when it sees that I am doing that it starts to break off. So if you go to the same school as I, you would notice that it is shorter than ever. Well, that is because it is rainy and I don’t get time to put it into my “wifi hairstyle”.

#1 consist of three phases.

Dip it into water, applying the products, braid it  and allow it to slay:

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(signature hairstyle: “WIFI hairstyle”)

or I take it from it’s braids and allow it to curl :

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or I comb it and allow it to blow

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worn: At home + school

# 2  One thing I hate about my hair is that it has its “periods”  whereby it says “nah, Grays I don’t feel you.” So I make this  simple hairstyle which just gives out this updo.

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worn: At home + school

#3 Going crazy is something I love to do and some hairstyles really express my day. This was pretty much expressed, ” I don’t have homework so I am free”.

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worn: At home + school

which was worn the best?

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Welcome

Welcome

Nivea beauty product
$2.89 – nivea.de

Vegan makeup
$70 – zoeva-shop.de

Mac cosmetic
bloomingdales.com

Maybelline eyeliner
$10 – boots.ie

Eyeshadow
$12 – superdrug.com

Lips makeup
uk.spacenk.com

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