Ello, I'm Kinney
I'm a little crazy and I say things without thinking.
"When The Going Gets Weird, The Weird Turn Pro"
Kids In Space
Recently I was in the shopping mall and I happened to hear a conversation between some people discussing their dislike for this black girl’s hairstyle who had just previously walked by. One of them called the girl’s hairstyle “ghetto”, then followed up by saying “I hate when black girls put all them colors in their hair”. It led me to ask this question, what is ghetto really? Because I have seen similar hairstyles with Caucasian women never labeled as ghetto. The word “ghetto” has a negative stigma attached to it and it seems like ghetto has become synonymous for “Black People”.
What determines whether something is Ghetto or not? Why do some people consider one ghetto and not the other? Is being crafty with the supplies available to me ghetto? Is being creative while black unacceptable? Does the price of something determine whether you should consider it ghetto or not? Or maybe I’m wrong…. Please do share your thoughts….
You’re exactly right. Just like when Black people improvise, it’s ghetto, but let a middle-to-upper class white person do it, it’s a lifehack, or being thrifty, or economical, or thinking out of the box, or brilliant, or whatever.
I’ve noticed this as well. Let lovely ladies do whatever they please no matter what color they are. Girls need to support girls and this shit makes me sad.
Apologies for the terrible image quality - I’m lacking scanner access at the minute so I had to take these photos on my phone
I was reading hyperbole and a half’s blog entry explaining their experience of depression and decided to make another sketchy comic based on my experiences with anxiety, which is another mental illness I think people tend to misunderstand quite frequently
Hopefully this will be of use to some people - whether they suffer from anxiety themselves or if they just want to know more about it
to my friends: this is pretty much what goes on inside my head all the time (but because I’m well medicated I’m better at controlling it on the outside).
In addition to being a good PSA about anxiety, this has a really nice artistic style :)
I’ve been Snared. Bad Joke, Great Tattoo.
Thank you Ray from Body Blends in Shaftsbury Vermont.
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don’t pander to me, kid. one tiny crack in the hull, and our blood boils in 13 seconds. solar flare might pop up and cook us in our seats. and wait ‘til you’re sitting pretty with a case of andorian shingles. see if you’re still so relaxed when your eyeballs are bleeding! space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence.