PRE-BEYONCE JITTERS

IF YOU’RE READING THIS, I’M MOST LIKELY SOMEWHERE TIPSY AND HYPER-VENTILATING….

So tomorrow night at 7:30 pm, I will be at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome standing in the crowd with my Forever 21 knock off Manolo boots, laid edges, beat face, and an open heart. This is my first concert, so I’m not only vv excited, I’m also stoked as hell to be in the beautiful city of New Orleans.

If you don’t learn anything about me in this SunsetNoir blog, please understand that I am a genuine member of the Beyhive. I’ve been rocking with sis since 1998 when she graced the world as the lead singer of the best girls group to ever touch U.S soil, Destiny’s Child. Through all the BS that this world offers me on a daily basis, Beyonce has yet to disappoint me… But instead goes way above my expectations.

You’re probably reading this thinking, “Faith.. Where are you going with this?” … And now is the time where I stop stanning and start just throwing facts out.

When Beyonce first went solo, she made amazing music… but I’m going to be honest, I didn’t feel like I could relate to Bey. (YES I’M AWARE IN NO SHAPE OR FORM WOULD I EVER COMPARE TO BEY)… But yeah, I felt like when she released Dangerously in Love, Bday, Sasha Fierce, and 4… They were timeless albums that I loved, but I don’t feel like I felt a strong strong connection to Beyonce.

(& DON’T EVEN TRY TO SAY I’M BASHING THOSE 4 ALBUMS, BECAUSE THEY WILL ALWAYS REMAIN BOPS AND WILL BE PLAYED AT MY WEDDING AND FUNERAL… ALONG WITH A FEW JUVENILE SONGS)

However, Bey took a hiatus and released an album that changed the ENTIRE course of music history. She released an album with absolutely NO promo, and sold 828,773 copies in the first three days…. YOUR FAVE WOULD OR COULD NEVER… Anyways, she released an album and told us about her insecurities, her love for her husband and child, and even let the world know that even she is a freak.. (not going to lie, Partition and Rocket caught me off guard and made me clutch my pearls)

Then on top of releasing her self titled album, she pulled another stunt… went to the Superbowl and performed this BLACK ASS performance (Formation) and slayed the entire world. Beyonce literally went from this cute country girl from Tx who played it safe, to this feminist who was not afraid to sing about her sexuality and motherhood, to this civil rights goddess.

AND PLEASE DON’T GET ME STARTED ON LEMONADE… (I’LL DO A SEPARATE POST ON THAT )

But Beyonce has gotten to this point where she is honest as fuck, uses her platform to not only give us girls songs to twerk to at the club, but also gives us songs to march to and be proud of our Black heritage…

So yes, I’m more than psyched to be able to breathe Beyonce’s air and just get my wig shifted….

 

PEACE AND CORNBREAD,

FAITH

 

P.S: I WILL BE POSTING VIDEOS ON MY SNAPCHAT @FEYONCE . TUNE IN ❤

 

 

Marc Jacobs, YOU TRIED IT

Well here is my first “official” blog post… I contemplated on whether I wanted my first post to be a mixture between petty and messy, or something prolific. And after all the bull shit this week, I opted to go with something more prolific. First of all, before I even address this ignorance, I want to send prayers and support to those affected by police brutality. Cops were hired to serve and protect everyone; yet it seems like a good bit of them end up serving and protecting a doctrine full of hate. **I will do a separate blog post to discuss this issue**

But to get back on subject, let me first give you a brief rundown on how Marc Jacobs truly tried it. He did a fashion show a few days ago and had his models (which were predominately white)  wear colorful dreads. After the show, Jacobs received a ton of backlash about his use of appropriation and lack of diversity in his show. His initial response was pretty much that Black women are always crying about cultural appropriation, yet we straighten our hair……………He also went on to say that he does not see color and that we (Black people) should pretty much just get over it.

I’ll be the first to say how much cultural appropriation annoys me, but I don’t consider myself the appropriation police. Initially when I saw the models on twitter, the first thing that came to my head was where are the Black girls at; then I laughed and continued to scroll down my timeline. I honest to God believe that if Marc had of just said nothing; everybody would have just forgotten about the issue… but Him being Him, he had to press the issue more.

Let me try to cut through his BS…

How could you try to connect cultural appropriation (which is when a certain culture decides to assimilate another culture) to Black women having to damage our hair in order to be taken seriously in our “hate-free” society? Marc, do you know that it is legal for jobs to choose not to hire somebody simply because they wear dreadlocks? Do you understand that some people wear dreadlocks because it is apart of their religion? Do you understand that if jobs truly allowed people of color to wear their hair the way it was designed to be styled, that we most likely wouldn’t even put heat in our hair? Do you understand that the way the media and society are set up, people of color are taught to not even like our kinky hair? Hell I saw a clip on the news that said the standard of beauty is to look like Kate Middleton. Now don’t get me wrong, Kate is a cute girl… however, I’m black and I don’t have straight hair, and my eyes are most definitely not blue… and I’m still beautiful.

I’m not trying to go on a rant right now, but it’s so irritating to turn on the news and hear someone with such a big platform shit on people of color. I don’t understand how an ARTIST does not  see color…. Isn’t that like the foundation to everything you do??  Without the gift of seeing color you would not be where you are today. And to go further, by you not seeing color.. does that mean that the issues that people of color go through are null and void to you? *sips tea*… I’ll wait.

I’m going to be extremely honest with this post and say I used to HATE seeing Black women with natural styles. I used to call them the “shea butter girls”, the “coconut oil sisters” or whatever. And now that I’m sharing this with the world… I’m almost sick to my stomach at how ignorant I used to be. I’m not the one to place blame on anyone when it comes to my bull shit; but let’s be real… growing up in the South in a predominately White school having an afro…. WAS STRESSFUL. I was so used to people saying my hair felt and looked like dirty cotton, or asking me why I didn’t comb my hair before I got to school (EVEN WHEN I DID), or flat-out telling me I would look better with straight hair….

It’s a crazy world we live in, but the bullying and insults formed me into a person full of self hate. I spent all my hard-earned money on bundles trying to keep up with the Jones, when really I was running away from the fact that I had beautiful kinky hair and hated it.

Yes, I got a little bit off subject, but I just have to make you understand that when people with big platforms make bold statements like that, it affects everyone. When people make statements saying they don’t see color, it affects EVERYONE. When people make millions of dollars off cute white girls with dreads; but fail to even acknowledge where the dreads came from, it’s a PROBLEM.

So to Marc Jacobs…. shut up. Get some diversity training. Get a new team or honestly just go have a permanent seat. It’s disgusting to see someone with so much “talent” and a big platform to be so ignorant.

 

Friends… how did ya’ll feel about his comments? Do ya’ll think that the people of color are overreacting by his use of dreads on White models? Do ya’ll think it should be allowed for other cultures to make a profit off of someone else’s cultural traditions? Leave some comments or hit me up so we can discuss this.

Bye yall,

Faith ❤

 

P.S: I’m riding to New Orleans tomorrow to see THE Beyonce Giselle Knowles Carter, so YASSS stay tuned for that write up.

 

In case you are wondering why I sent you the link to this page…

HEY YA’LL..

This is my first blog post and I can’t lie and act like I’m not freaked out or uncomfortable as hell. I’ve been lying to friends and family for years saying I was going to start a blog; yet today I finally stepped up to the plate and did what I said I would do.

I’m not going to act like I am the Grammar Goddess of the South, nor am I going to act like I’m politically correct on everything (even though I lowkey think I am). I’m just going to post on here weekly and tell ya’ll how I feel when it comes to the world around me and keep it moving.

I’ve sat down with friends for hours to come up with some dope stuff to talk about and present using my new platform, and I hope I can actually make a difference in the world around me.

In my first post I wanted to mainly discuss what you should expect from my blog, and hopefully set some expectations.

Lifestyle: I’ll write about topics that I go through or see people go through on a daily basis. My goal for the Lifestyle department is to bring a comedic relief to the bs everyone has to deal with in the world we live in.

Pop Culture: I’ll write about the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to these celebrities and their bs that they feel the need to broadcast every day. So expect to see articles that range from Blue Ivy’s Mother to Keyshia Cole finally getting a chance to enter the BET awards instead of selling hot dog plates at the entrance.

Health and Wellness: I’ll write about different ways to live a healthy life, while at the same time indulging in all things fried chicken and carbohydrates. I’ll discuss ways to clean up your health physically, mentally, and spiritually ; while exploring the number one taboo    —–> sex health.

TV, Music, Movie Reviews: I’ll be doing spontaneous reviews on reality tv shows, movies, and hip hop/r&b/ rap albums. Each review will offer insight on whether the product is worth spending your hard earned money or time on, while offering a comedic relief.

There will be dozens of other topics that I’ll be writing or discussing on Youtube, so always check daily to see new content.

One thing I’ve never  been good at is ending an essay or post, so I’m going to conclude this post with a sincere thank you for taking the time to actually read this. Please share and send me feedback!!!!

 

PEACE,

Faith 🙂