This is Black History Month and in honor of those who paved the way for all of us I’m celebrating the history we are making right now. We no longer have to fight to eat at a lunch counter but we must still fight ignorance (our real enemy).
I am exploring different avenues to hit the point home that we are all living in this world together and have different cultures which is what makes us unique and special.
And yes my angle is always going to be from a fashion perspective because fashion is my chosen medium of expression. It is an area where culture is both admired and exploited.
Last week I posted about the idea of the Blacktino (Afro Latino).
And I will continue with that theme this week because it is one of my favorite interests.
This past week I had the pleasure of going to Toronto and shooting the stills for the new video “Birthday Suit” featuring Diction and Slim (from 112).
And I must say Toronto captured my heart!
So many interesting mixes of people. It was a beautifully amazing experience.
I don’t know why, but I immediately thought of Rosario Dawson. I guess its because she has that vibe: very beautiful, cool & down to Earth. She is Puerto Rican, Afro-Cuban, Native American and Irish and every time we see her she is All Woman.
I love her smile, her fashion sense, and her aura in general.
Now I have LOVED Rosario ever since she won my heart in the movie “Kids” which I saw in DC with about 50 of my closest friends from Howard University (do you guys remember we filled up the whole theater? GOOD TIMES WERE HAD BY ALL IN MY H.U. DAYS! LOL)
She is such a wonderful actress and I am glad she has had a chance to really explore different aspects of humanity on film. (I mean she has a vast filmography)
She is a prime example of what it means to be taken seriously for one’s talent.
After the success of Seven Pounds I’m hoping (& more than sure) she will get the Big roles we all want to see her play (yes she has been in big films but I’m talking Starring roles).
I see She is slated to play Wonder Woman in the direct to video version, & although Beyonce is supposed to be Wonder Woman in the big budget version (I love me some Beyonce too ok) I think Rosario would be a much better choice.
(Wonder Woman is from the Amazon people ok, do your history, we all know where the Amazons are & yes Wonder Woman is Latina).
But that is neither here nor there (it really doesn’t matter does it?, it’s just a small thing that bothers me like when Angela Bassett sometimes had a Jamaican accent in the “Biggie” movie. or Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, well you get the idea.
Well I usually don’t post about celebrities because I try to keep this space fashion focused but somehow she fits into the fashion sector simply because she has such an incredible style.
She always looks amazing. I want to see her on more and more covers of magazines. (if magazines still exist lol).
My favorite cover to date is of her on Trace Magazine representing the Taino lovely with the feather on her head! WOW! When I first saw that I almost melted. (That’s why we love you Dah Len!)
She also has a doll from Josie and the Pussycats. (I find that very fashionable since all stars must have a doll: shout to my fellow Michigan homie Mary P).
(Yes Please get @ me if you would like to design my doll with a portable vintage 4×5, curly hair, and fresh Jordan Classics).
I really would LOVE to photograph Miss Dawson because she fits into my “Most Wanted” category.
So if you can make that happen let me know or actually let her know she has a “Light Stalker”.
Ok, now if you have been reading and think this post makes no sense, read the blog description: random thoughts, that’s what this is folks, things I think about while trying to inspire diversity.
Now go forth and do your homework on all the new words you’ve learned here & if you haven’t learned any new words good for you, you are up to date with your diversity training. So take it to the next level (whatever that means for you).