However, my livejournal is super private. Only people I know really well can read my thoughts and feelings, and having a blog is a bit different...I won't talk about my relationship freely here because anyone can come across it. So, this blog isn't about my dating life. I don't have any kids, or even pets, so this blog isn't about raising another life. I'm not crafty, so it's not about knick knacks I've created from my own hands. I like wine, but I'm not a connoisseur; I like baking, but not enough to post recipes and talk about food. I like exercising and watching what I eat, but I'm not quite healthkick enough to make it a health blog. So what is it?
I've toyed with the entertainment aspect--I like to liveblog movie trailers, and I know my opinion is slightly more relevant due to my extensive movie knowledge. (Cocky!) I work customer service and coffee, so I think about making it a bit of a rant/rave blog sometimes, but--fear of getting fired for posting certain opinions on the internet holds me back. You know, I don't know quite what this blog is going to be. I have really pressing thoughts that I need to just write out sometimes, and that's what this blog started as. A deeper, more ambiguous version of my livejournal, but that got old kind of quick. So bear with me, my few followers. Bear with me as I decide what my blog will mean to us all.
In the meantime:
For Colored Girls
I've never seen a Tyler Perry movie. Does that make me a bad Black person?
Whoopi. Great start. Kerry Washington. Janet. Anika Noni. Loretta! Kiddos, seriously, Anika Noni Rose is incredibly underrated. Do you know her? Do you know what she's capable of? Discover her. And that goes double for Kerry Washington. You know what kind of trailers I like? These ones. The ones that display clips of ridiculous, overwhelmging emotions playing across an increasingly intense, beautiful song.
This is my movie. A million thumbs up.
I could easily rant about how there are likely hundreds of Black actresses (and actors) that are overlooked for the white counterparts. Why are people like Katherine Heigl famous when there are actresses like Kerry Washington? There is no shame in playing a Black role, a purely Black role, but I think it is far past the time that actresses are offered other roles, as well. There is no reason a Black woman can't be cast in a "white" role without it having to be about integration. GAH.
Oh. Maybe my blog should be about race relations. Hmm.
"Being colored is a metaphysical dilemma I haven't conquered yet."