"She’s really pretty for a black girl"
“He’s really cool for a gay guy”
“She’s doing really well for a woman”
Lupita Nyong’o - Vogue Italia February 2014
by photographer Tom Munro
by stylist Patti Wilson
She is one of the most gorgeous women I’ve ever seen
*ALL THE SWOONS*
could we. could we get grace jones and lupita nyong’o in one place with all the wardrobe and equipment and photographers and let them work out some kind of photo shoot / mutual interview / video documentary thing and put them in charge and pay them a ton of money for it?
i’ll. i’ll take that as proof of a benevolent creator still granting blessings to their children. seriously.
This is how you handle getting your privileged called out.
Not “reverse racism!” Not “heterophobe!” and all those other dynamics that don’t exist. Just recognition. Recognition of privilege (and hopefully continuous self-checking)
Something really great about this scene, and about Bonnie’s character, is that she doesn’t even mind that this creature (the Espurr) might be a ghost (in fact, she thinks it is at first), she’s not afraid and gives it a chance. Just because she doesn’t know what it wants, she doesn’t automatically assume that it’s intentions are bad.