This is so accurate
For those of you who criticize Janelle’s signature monochromatic look.
From her speech on “Black Girls Rock”:
“When I started my music career, I was a maid. I used to clean houses. My mother was a proud janitor. My stepfather, who raised me like his very own, worked at the post office and my father was a trashman. They all wore uniforms and that’s why I stand here today, in my black and white, and I wear my uniform to honor them.
This is a reminder that I have work to do. I have people to uplift. I have people to inspire. And today, I wear my uniform proudly as a Cover Girl. I want to be clear, young girls, I didn’t have to change who I was to become a Cover Girl. I didn’t have to become perfect because I’ve learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness.
Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.” - Janelle Monáe
That uniform speech, every time I see my dad get up at three in the morning to clean up piss blood or vomit, or every time I’ve seen my parents button up their blue collar factory clothes when I was younger I knew I was raised by great people.
That’s why I feel no shame when I button up my white blouse and black slacks and serve filet mignon to rich ass people this summer, because I know in my heart, my integrity will shine through.
her eyes were the colour of
yes friends let us blaze the marijuana! four hundred and twenty haha
FRIENDLY REMINDER THAT you are allowed to feel proud of yourself for things that might seem silly to other people, like getting better at a video game or putting together a nice outfit for the next morning or finishing a book. You deserve to feel proud for your accomplishment.