dont become friends with me, ill seem really cool at first but im actually really annoying and i cry alot
imagine an andre 3000 and Badu sex tape…
you wouldn’t be able to see anything but green mist and like honey dripping from ceiling fixtures
Many cancer patients can be overwhelmed with the physical and emotional difficulties of their disease, and the loss of their hair from chemotherapy treatment certainly doesn’t help. Henna Heals, a rich community of nearly 150 henna tattoo artists worldwide established by a team of 5 women in Canada, helps women with cancer feel confident and beautiful again by drawing elegant henna crowns on their bare heads:
The intricate patterns that the artists create with all-natural henna paste are a unique and empowering substitute to the hats and wigs that many women use to cover their heads after losing their hair to chemotherapy. “For cancer patients, the henna crowns really are a healing experience,” claims Frances Darwin, the founder of Henna Heals. “This is all about them reclaiming a part of themselves that would normally be perceived as ill or damaged or not nice to look at and making it more feminine and beautiful.”
The traditional South-Asian temporary tattoos, which are made with 100% natural home-made henna paste, last for around two weeks and have no harmful side-effects. Henna Heals also offers henna services for special events and does belly painting for mother-to-be, but they always donate 10% of their proceeds to compensate the cost of the henna crowns they make for cancer patients.
im not gonna be the person to say it
I dont wanna be that person BUT….
Im gonna let someone else say it
…Okay then, I’ll do it.
Being physically or mentally ill does not give one a free pass to culturally appropriate. No person’s one moment of gratification is worth the stripping of humanity of literally one sixth of the earth.
And if you must indulge in the culture of others, particularly when it comes to Henna tattoos, why don’t you do it with people who are actually apart of that culture and not white girls with dreads???
This shit is exhausting. Being dressed up in a music video as a monk or geisha or something and acting goofy when you’re white is one thing but who honestly gives a fuck if you have some pretty artistic henna drawn on you, especially if its making people feel hopeful/better about themselves. I go to school with dozens of middle eastern Muslim girls and on certain days they’ll bring in their henna stuff and draw on anyone who wants one and they love doing it and the students love it and its all really cool and im sure some asshole on tumblr would call out one of those kids for posting a picture of their henna art if they were white for cultural appropriation. Pretty lame. Sorry if I wasnt politically correct when discussing the girls who do henna Im not sure about the correct terms
LET ME BE VERY CLEAR ABOUT THIS. This is beautiful. Cultural appropriation is the adoption of some specific elements of one culture by a different cultural group. It describes acculturation or assimilation, but can imply a negative view towards acculturation from a minority culture by a dominant culture.
You see that little word….CAN. Henna (also usually known as Mehndi) is culturally appropriated when it is used at beach boardwalks for preteens getting there zodiac sings as a tramp stamp. Henna is a symbol for love, healing and protection which is what these lovely ladies promote.
Henna also is thought to cures headache and is also known to calm the nerves and bring health and beauty to the person. It is also believed to destroy any evil eye and bring heath and joy to the wearer. These women are doing exactly that.
DO NOT think you are a good person by bashing women who want to feel beautiful again by properly using henna for a part of what it was traditioned for. Literally stop being awful.