majoradrienne:

theafromodernist:

majoradrienne:

theafromodernist:

"Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald stepped in front of her friends, a familiar auto­pilot kicking in, shunting fury and fear to a distant place while her mouth went into motion. "Excuse me. We are people, and you need to respect us," CeCe began in her lisping delivery, one acrylic-nailed finger in the…

Really tho. That article was difficult for me to read because of all that unnecessary bs.

majoradrienne I thought I was the only one! 

Lol I thought I was the only one! Seriously though, the article is horribly written and I can’t understand why they felt they needed to add all that and sensationalize Cece’s identity as a trans woman like her story isn’t moving enough to stand on it’s own.

I couldn’t put my finger on what really bothered me about this story until you said “sensationalize Cece’s identity.”  That’s exactly the kind of work this article was doing. Cece’s story and her person *is* absolutely moving enough to captivate people w/o describing a scene of a black woman confronting someone by wagging her finger in somebody’s face. When I first learned about Cece, her hair or nails is not what stayed with me, her smile and her depth of character did. The fact that someone could still smile and be kind, despite having to fight for her life and go to prison is what stuck with me about this girl. I’d rather read an article focusing on that. 

isleswoman:

theafromodernist:

"Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald stepped in front of her friends, a familiar auto­pilot kicking in, shunting fury and fear to a distant place while her mouth went into motion. "Excuse me. We are people, and you need to respect us," CeCe began in her lisping delivery, one acrylic-nailed finger in the…

Seriously you can not expect any better from Rolling Stone. This is them at their best.

I believe it. This made me chuckle btw. 

majoradrienne:

theafromodernist:

"Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald stepped in front of her friends, a familiar auto­pilot kicking in, shunting fury and fear to a distant place while her mouth went into motion. "Excuse me. We are people, and you need to respect us," CeCe began in her lisping delivery, one acrylic-nailed finger in the…

Really tho. That article was difficult for me to read because of all that unnecessary bs.

majoradrienne I thought I was the only one! 

"Given the swift political advances of the transgender movement, paired with its new pop-culture visibility, you’d be forgiven for believing that to be gender-nonconforming today is to be accepted, celebrated, even trendy – what with trans models in ads for American Apparel and Barneys; Facebook’s more than 50 gender options for users to choose from; and Eurovision song-contest winner Conchita Wurst, who accepted the trophy in an evening gown and a full beard.” 

The Transgender Crucible by Sabrina Rubin Erdely for Rolling Stone 

The white privilege in this article y’all. 

"Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald stepped in front of her friends, a familiar auto­pilot kicking in, shunting fury and fear to a distant place while her mouth went into motion. "Excuse me. We are people, and you need to respect us," CeCe began in her lisping delivery, one acrylic-nailed finger in the air, her curtain of orange micro­braids swaying." 

-The Transgender Crucible, The Rollingstone 

"lisping delivery" and "one acrylic-nailed finger in the air"?  This is what you get when you filter the stories of WOC & Trans WOC through the lens of a white cis writer. *Deep Sigh*.  

Do better Rolling Stone. Do better. 

You Guys You Should Totally Go Check Out TheRoot.com Right Now!

The Root is doing this thing called the Young, Black & Viral Weekend where they let their young Black staffers take over the website for the weekend. The result looks like what you might get if Black Tumblr had its own official publication. 

Here are some of my favorite articles from the Young, Black & Viral series so far: