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Meet the 18-Year-Old Artist That’s Painting Black Women as Fairies

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Artist Sumaiyah Jones via IG By Winnie Gaturu When you think about fairies, names like The Fairy Godmother or Tinkerbell instantly come to mind. They are part of most children’s childhood and are often associated with magic, femininity and beauty. Perhaps the most outstanding thing about most fairies is the fact that they are white. This has been the case…

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Santa Don’t Have Brown Elves: Normalizing Color For Kids Around The Holidays

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By Jashima Wadehra My first experience of what I️ like to call “innocent, unintentional racism” was when I️ was 15 at my very first job. I️ lived in Arizona, and despite the excruciating heat and palm trees decorated with lights I️ was determined to invoke a little NYC Christmas spirit into my life. I️ decided my first job would be…

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