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I'm eager to share my thoughts and invoke others to share theirs through engaging discussions that will challenge our current views and opinions regarding matters of spirituality and society.

The goal is to not only to discuss but to also encourage taking initiatives and making positive change.

We're all humans and not one of us have all the answers. So let's have discussions, make a difference, make mistakes, and encourage healthy and meaningful collaborations.

It's Society's Fault...

Yet we are society....

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We've all met that individual or group of people that believe their the only one's with the knowledge and keys to the universe. Otherwise known as "the saved sect syndrome".

Today we'll be taking a deeper dive into the "saved sect syndrome" phenomenon that has been inspiring many toxic cults and self righteous individuals.

Mixed Muslim Girl Perspective

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Colorism within the POC Community

The programming we're all guilty of...

𝐉𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐌𝐲 𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬: 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐦 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐎𝐂 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲..

We see a lot of POC history going around. Yet we dont see alot about the Native Australians. Has anyone considered that it might be programming behind why? Is it that Aboriginals don't fit society's idea or image of "afro... " anything because they're not considered African?

️𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐠...

Similar to the Native Turtle Islanders (aka Native Americans) the Aboriginal people of Australia are struggling to keep whatever is left of their culture and language alive. It's getting harder as time passes with more children moving into the cities and adopting "modern life and education" as a means of livelihood and adapting to the changing times.

When Westerners first arrived in Australia they labeled the natives as sub human at best! They did not understand their culture, their dark indigo hue, straight hair, and wide nostrils full of pride and ancestry. Their features and culture was labeled "savage" for the white skinned, "educated" Roman nosed westerners. One can argue that this sentiment has been drilled deep within our society even till this day.

️𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐦 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐞𝐬...

I notice similar hints of colorism being spread throughout the POC community even to this day?

Having a wide nose doesn't mean your unattractive yet this is how we have been programmed which is why we see things like fetishizing mixed people for our "watered down" afro appearances and sometimes curlier and softer hair types. Hence disregarding the normal diversity within the Afro and POC community and heritage.

A friend of mine recently told me she was getting her nose done because she feels it's too "wide and masculine." This comment was layered with programming that I don't think she was even aware of.

𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐓𝐨𝐱𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲...

Someone made a comment about my hair texture dictating my ethnicities recently (which makes little sense in terms of dna). This came off very odd to me because when POC are mentioned the general public will not even think of the Aboriginals ( Natives of Australia ) who have wavy, straight, or curly hair type.

Researching curl types on youtube alone one can see how popular curly and wavy hair youtubers are in the natural hair community compared to tighter curl type youtubers. This community has also exposed alot of toxicity further driving the point.

There's this strange superstition about ginger haired individuals as well. FYI, this hair color is due to a mutation in the genes and is also a common occurence in Aboriginal people.

️𝐃𝐞𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐫𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧...

As an artist I notice the colorism in the art and design community as well. Narrowed nosed, fine jawed, soft curly hair depictions of People of color with very minimal to no examples of the other and equally important sides of the dna heritage.

If we're going to discuss POC and our heritage we need to include of ALL of us.

If we're going to depict black beauty let's include all shades and types of it.

𝐈𝐧 𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐲...
People of Color come in different parts of the world not just Africa. We should not be narrowed down to the White washed version of "Black beauty and excellence". It's not enough for society to accept just the color.
Accept the wide noses, the tight curls and the waves, hijab or wig, and more importantly its critical that we as POC accept ourselves as being very diverse even within our own communities across the globe despite the level of our melanin and location.

It's cool to wear your hair straight or curly gelled or played back. We have the diversity within us let's not favor one over the other.

Compare the pictures that follow to what you normally see or imagine about POC. Let me know your thoughts.

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