Curves Doe

I’m turning 18 later this year in May. This is a fact that surprises many people who don’t really know me. I apparently look ‘older’. (Even though my personality gives it away in a second!) I guess a lot of that has to do with my body shape.

I developed at a fairly normal age. In grade 7, I started getting more than just nipples and actually needed the bras I was wearing. But in grade 8, I grew quicker. In the fall, I was a ‘b cup’ and by summer I was a ‘d cup’. That change was somewhat abrupt. So going into high school, I had big breasts. 

Everyone makes a big deal when you’re young about boobs, and well that’s fine and dandy, I myself, am an ass lady. So I was very happy when I started to grow my booty in haha

There were moments where I wished that I could wear shorts and tshirt and it not look like I was trying to look ‘sexual’. And moments where I wished that when I play tennis guy weren’t always blatantly checking out the back my tennis skirt or staring at my chest as I ran to hit the balls. But now that I’m older I appreciate the evidence of my womanhood. And I understand that it’s nothing to be ashamed of.

 

Political Music

“If poverty is chocolate and privilege is vanilla, then what’s the flavour of the Sunday preacher’s pedophilia?” – Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco is one of my favourite rappers. And I know why. While his beats are always catchy, and rhythm also on point, my extensive love for Lupe has less to do with the technical aspect of his music, and more because of what sets him apart. Although, I don’t know him personally, I believe him to be wickedly intelligent. He writes his own music, and it’s not just about bitches, hoes, weed and fast cars. He speaks about much more than that. In fact, Lupe touches on much deeper issues than just sex. He manages to address and bring up several political flaws within the USA (but it extends through all of western culture) governmental system.

In this particular line from his song ‘Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)’, he talks about the apparent advantages white people as a collective have and how by being black you are more susceptible to poverty. And then not a second later, he goes on to address another huge subject of debate, the molestation problems within the church.

“Cash rules everything around these, as classrooms around me wither”. Here, Lupe talks about how in this money obsessed society, the level of education is deteriorating and people are focusing more on monetary wealth than the education of the continuing generations.

“Then turn around and treat Ghana like a garbage can
America’s a big motherfuckin’ garbageman”. Here, he talks about how we use third world countries to our advantage, manipulating them. A lot of our electronics are dumped throughout Africa (which actually causes wars within the Congo). Lupe alludes to the fact that America just dumps our problems and waste into our countries, collecting what they need and ridding themselves of what they don’t.

These quotes are all from the same song, and within this 3 minute song, he mentions the flawed educational+ religious institutions, cultural problems (black and white dis/advantages), and the corrupt and manipulative relationship powerful countries like the USA have with third world countries.

You might complain that all he does is mention the problems, but he doesn’t offer solutions. To that, I will quote him one last time. If you ain’t know, you’re part and parcel of the problem. You say no you ain’t, and I say yes you is”. To be ignorant is a huge mistake. You are just fueling the issues by pretending that nothing is going on. It is better to inform yourself, and spread awareness of what’s happening. At least he’s doing that.

Anyway, Lupe has substance and is on another level of hip hop than new heroes such as Chief Keef or Trinidad James.