An Idea?

22 Apr

Hello,

I’ve had this idea for quite sometime, but now I’m actually considering going through with this.

I really want to start a blog for black women and femininity. For too long black women have been stigmatized as unfeminine, masculine, ungraceful, promiscuous, etc.

I wouldn’t be talking about African American women specifically, namely because I’m mixed and my parents are immigrants from the Caribbean (I wouldn’t feel qualified), but I still feel that no matter where a women of color is from she still has that stigma attached to her.

So, when I say black, I’m reaching out to all women of color, nationality aside. Other women who are not black are welcome as well, since most things that I will discuss will be applicable to all women.

My blog, “lovelyleblanc7″, on the other hand, would be focused on my progression of  the Japanese language, travel, and other miscellaneous things.

So, what do you all think?

Best regards,

<3 Lovelyleblanc7

It has been a while….

5 Apr

Hello!

Well, the title speaks for itself.

It has been a long time since I made a post, my apologies. I plan to update more often again. Since then so much has happened and will happen. I haven’t been doing the fit Friday posts even though I’ve still been working out. I just have not had the time to make posts. I have a 5k race tomorrow and a 10k race in May so, I can’t be slack’n!!

I also have a Chemistry exam coming up!……………………And a piano recital in 2 weeks. (God, help me!)

Which reminds me, I have some exciting news to share in the next few months…

Since then, I have come back from my spring break last week, refreshed and ready to finish off the semester!

I went to a Jazz Club in D.C. and it was amazing! I went to see Kobayashi Kaori (a famous jazz musician who plays saxophone and flute). She is very famous in Japan and has actually played with Stevie Wonder!

I asked for a picture in Japanese (she doesn’t speak much English) and got an autograph! How cool!

Me with Kobayashi Kaori. She was very nice.

Me with Kobayashi Kaori. She was very nice.

My spring break was busy, but mostly consisted of me spending time with my family. It is so hard to go back to college (as much as I like it) after a much needed break… I can’t wait until I go home again. :)

<3 Lovelyleblanc7

 

Be Strong, Be Brave, Be You

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Originally posted on Girls Being Girls:

http://youtu.be/6dynbzMlCcw

The Ban Bossy campaign is manipulative because it connects

Pushy
Stubborn
Bossy

with

Being brave
being you
and being strong

But we all know pushy, stubborn, and bossy have very little to do with bravery, being you, and being strong. It is obvious these are things no one should be. Who is doing this horrible thing of calling women “pushy, stubborn, and bossy?” Who are these oppressors? They don’t say, but the underlying message is that it’s men. Horrible, judgy, awful men who are calling women bossy…..and of course other women who are under the evil spell of men. Why do we need to pit the sexes against each other once again?

There’s a fine line between balancing a woman’s need to be herself, be brave, follow her talents, and path in life;
and being pushed to make lots of money, work all the time, and be the most…

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Redefining Beauty: Sex Diva vs. A True Beauty

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Originally posted on Forte E Bello:

When I was a little girl I loved the color pink. I painted my finger nails, wore my mom’s high heals and played dress up. My favorite thing in the world was to wear a pretty dress and hear my dad tell me I looked beautiful. I believed him. Eventually I traded in my dolls for a baseball glove and my heals for sneakers and opted to play in the dirt with the boys but there was always a part of me that felt most free when I felt beautiful and feminine and when I didn’t have anyone to impress but the adoring eyes of my father.

Fast forward several years to a young woman in high school trying to figure out what it looks like to be a christian woman under the weight of the lies of our culture, learning the balance between what the church taught as “beauty”…

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Having a job doesn’t make a woman a careerist.

12 Mar

Originally posted on Loving in the Ruins:

This one has been swirling around in my head since our 19-year-old daughter got a part-time job at a local tech company just as SAM and I have been discussing the possibility of my returning to school at some point in the future to earn a degree in something useful.

In the conservative religious blogosphere women taking jobs of any sort that aren’t home based or centered are branded as “careerists”. That they are ill suited as potential wives and all other manner of evil to be found in the heart of a woman who works. I disagree.

I am a full time homemaker and homeschooling wife and mother. I feel blessed to be in this position and I feel that it is the preeminent role that Scripture calls on married women to take. This is in no way an attempt to excuse away those women who hire out the…

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Bad Feminism

5 Mar

lovelyleblanc7:

Insightful…

Originally posted on Claire Lehmann:

“Pop-feminism,” as a movement, valorises feelings above reason, cynicism above hope. It has regressed to a point where anything at all, no matter how irrational or how narcissistic, can be celebrated as ‘feminist’.

Articles such as: I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorryor How Accepting Leggings as Pants Made Me a Better Feminist are shared wide and far on social media as feminist political statements.

Anyone can identify as a “feminist”. Even men who openly admit to domestic violence, such as Hugo Schwyzer. There are no boundaries, no benchmarks and no standards to which feminism will hold itself accountable.

It was not meant to be like this. In 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft publishedThe Vindication of the Rights of Women. Her basic hypothesis was that women are capable of reason; just as men are. Yet because women are denied a…

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Valentines Day and The Single Girl

10 Feb

I wasn’t planning on doing a post tonight or having my post be about Valentines Day, but I felt compelled to post this. 

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As some of you, may or may not know, I go to an all women’s college and I hear phrases such as this quite often:

“I need boyfriend, like I need one,”

“I’ve never been asked out on a date”

“I’ve never even had my first kiss!”

And this leads into self pity, and thoughts spiral down into this, as noted by April from Peacefulsinglegirl

       “God better send me a man.

       It’s not fair that I don’t have a boyfriend and “everyone else” does.

       I just want to feel loved by a man.

       I should be getting Valentine’s gifts, too.  What’s wrong with me?

       Maybe I’m not lovable?

       Men hate me.

       I’m worthless. No one cares about me.”

First, let me mention that I am not trying to speak from a self-righteous point of view or that I have never felt these things before, I certainly have, but it is how we react to these emotions that matter. 

Self pity is a form of conceit. We are too focused focusing on ourselves, our hurt, our pain, our loneliness, etc.  

As Christians we are supposed to serve one another and not be absorbed in ourselves. I think Valentines Day (and really, any other day) is great for that and instead of dwelling in your singleness, use this as an opportunity to serve others.      

                                   

” As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Peter 4:10)

” So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,” (Philippians 2:1-11)

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ ” (Matthew 25:35-41)

So, when ever you feel pity, sad, or lonely, do not dwell on these things but dwell in the Lord and serve others. Be joyful!

“Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good;his steadfast love endures forever,and his faithfulness to all generations.” (Psalm 11:2-5)

So, this Valentines Day, show the ones in your life that you appreciate and love them, by writing or sending them a card, baking them some sweets, or any other creative way to show that you are glad to have them in your life! Single ladies, this could be your brother, sister, mother, father, aunt, uncle, friend, etc. whoever it may be! 

A joyful heart is a happy heart and is good medicine! 

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