FIRST KISS: We asked twenty strangers to kiss for the first time…
"What’s your name again?"
The obsession gay men have with being stereotypical displays of black women, while simultaneously putting down black women for the very mannerisms they’re eagerly copying, is fucking gross. And, the fact that challenging them on it somehow makes you homophobic and them somehow less racist because they’re gay is gross.
"I hope you have an experience that alters the course of your life, because after Africa, nothing has ever been the same…” - Suzanne Evans
How do you pick just one?
This made me really happy.
I need to travel to the Gambia one day and meet my family
The story behind lobsters
is that they weren’t thought of as cuisine
until the 19th century. Before that
they were considered peasant food,
and most often served in prisons.
The story behind diamonds
is that they were just rocks until 1938
when there was a marketing campaign
that forever linked them with love.
The story about you is that you thought
I was so much more than I was.
The story behind art
is that it’s never a masterpiece
until it’s already been sold.
Once it already belongs to someone else.
The story behind us
is that once you finally had me, you had
no idea what I was worth.
Lupita Nyong’o - Essence Magazine March 2014
Photographed by Philippe Salomon