Take me back to my childhood..... pure unadulterated joy.. in harmony with nature. As a child of the rural parts of my island, i grew up outside.. the only times we kids were inside was when we were called in... the rain was just another instrument of joy.. we played outside all day, wandering around with no shoes on, we climbed trees, played in the rivers, bathed in the rivers, picked fruits, made up games and stories. We utilized our brains to create the toys we didn't have like kites; we would get dried cocoa leaves, ties old plastic bags on one end and thred or any string we can find on the other end....that was our kites when our parents couldn't afford kite paper.. we called it the Cocoa Ricky. Necessity is truly the mother of all inventions. In my formative years I learned the important skill of problem solving. We invented the toys we played with, we had no clue what poverty was.... until we were told that we were by comparison to others. When i see children running around like this my first thought is simple, happy childhood.
" Desert Song: Compositions of Kenya" by Drew Doggett #rendille
This is Abusha.... most likely from the Ari tribe... #omovalley #ethiopia .. He's an orphan who was recently adopted.... 📸@trevcole ....................................................... Sidenote: I know his eyes are a genetic mutation ( everytime i post a picture like this... people come on my account accusing me of loving "European features ", I am aware that other eyes colors other than brown which is the only natural eye color occurs due to a mutation in the OCA2; the gene that produces melanin which is responsible for pigmentation...... I also know that in the world we live in , Abusha's eyes most likely the instrument of his chance of a new life... meaning he was most likely chosen because of his eye color.... As Trevor mentioned he was probably also shunned because of his eye color and local superstitions... However that does not take away from his right to have a good life that adoption can ( and hopefully will) provide.
Someone's in the car crying 😁😁😁😁 ..... for over 7 decades you've had Disney princesses that looks like you... Ariel is a mermaid... never knew mermaids were Caucasians...lolll or exist.. don't even bring up Tiana... the only black disney princess in how many years? Don't even talk about what if a white girl plays Tiana Don't white people always do that kind of thing anyway? Tom Cruise played a Samurai 😳 Matt Damon did the same ... let's not even get into Egypt... Elizabeth Taylor played Cleopatra and Sigourney Weaver played Queen Tiye... The Egpytian queen who was born in Nubia... but these things don't bother you.. its expected... These examples are just tiny specks in the vast desert of instances of cultural appropriation and identity theft.. That continues today ... where white girls become rich and famous either from mimicking or straight jacking black women's persona... they are the ones benefiting.. Who we are can be used for profit and then stripped and discarded of afterwards. When we talk about it.. we're dismissed and called bitter... y'all talk about inclusion and love to get black women all riled up when it serves y'all agenda.. but y'all don't want ya privilege disturbed do ya? I love situations like these because it smokes the closet racists and fake sisterhood facade out of it's hole.. come out come out and show yahself!😉 are you an ally or always lying?