This is one of the most insulting things that I have every seen, it makes me so mad I actually want to cry. I can’t believe magazines think that they can just dipped a woman in brown paint, give her clothes from my culture to put on and have the audacity to call her an “African Queen”. Growing up I heard so may jokes about Africans and saw the negative stereotypes portrayed by the media that tried to make me feel bad about where I come from. Yet Ive noticed when fashion magazine want to do spreads portraying poise and exoticness they often turn to Africa ( proving time and again that Africa is more than the negative images you see in the media) but this time, to try and take parts of my beautiful culture and have a white women play the role just proves that beauty cannot be seen in our countries/cultures unless it is represented by White people.
Stop white people once and for all
Incoming CalArts Character Animation BFA1 classmate Ashley Nicole Boyd was recently diagnosed with hearing loss. She worked very hard to be accepted into CalArts, and it would be a huge loss to our community if she were not able to attend because she could not hear her instructors.
My hearing loss is genetic, and I was diagnosed this summer after getting unrelated surgery.
The hearing supplies I’m trying to pay for are Widex Dream 440’s, an M-Dex so I can use my phone, connect to computers & bluetooth devices, and a bluetooth microphone for professors to wear during class so I can hear them.
Without my hearing devices, I can’t attend CalArts as I won’t be able to hear professors or films, but I also won’t be able to return to work since my hearing loss makes me miss 40%+ of human speech.
****Some students from CalArts Character Animation’s incoming BFA1 class have offered to help Ashley by donating original art, ranging from thank-you card doodles to full commissions, as reward levels. Please check them out!****
Our goal is set to $7500 to account for the 5% GoFundMe fee and the 2.9% + $.30 per donation fee for WePay. Any excess funds not used for Ashley’s hearing supplies or site fees will be used for tuition.
Hey guys! An incoming classmate of ours is holding a GoFundMe. Help is much appreciated!
hello! help our friend!!