Your hair is so beautiful!
Thank you, kind hairless(?)/grey haired Anon :)
At the beach showing off my paleness and salty sea water induced curls.
It's called "mehndi". →
It makes me SO angry to see white people praise and appropriate mehndi (aka “henna”). As a Pakistani girl, mehndi is something I have had done for many special occasions throughout my life, from weddings and parties to Eid, the celebration of the end of the holy month…
Oh my God are you serious? White people can’t get henna tattoos now? I don’t see the big deal. Sorry you got mocked but chill tf out. This literally pisses me off so much.
You can’t get henna because brown girls are still told they have shit on their hands
@gnarlyywaves Yes. We are serious. It’s a hella big deal to us. You’re pissed off that you can’t wear our culture because you think it’s pretty and such? Well that frickin sucks. We are much more pissed off then you are. I’m tired of seeing my background being stamped onto your body like it’s ok. No. It’s not ok. And stop calling it a frickin henna tattoo. You can’t even pronounce it the way it’s supposed to be pronounced goddammit so why should you be wearing it. It’s NOT a part of your heritage. Stop appropriating our culture. You’re talking like someone is taking something away from you that has been a part of you forever. Go draw hearts and suns out of sharpie on your arms or get a temporary butterfly tattoo. I don’t care. Just stop stealing a culture that isn’t yours and getting “pissed” when you can’t use at as if it’s yours.
When it comes to culture, what most people don’t realize is that it is a result of human heritage, of elemental exchange in the way we go on about our daily tasks, our music, our food, or dances, our languages and so on.
All cultures are an outcome of interdependence between each other and that’s present in many examples throughout history.
Each country and culture has offered different things to form traditional customs and I think that while we have to respect the fact that these customs are sacred, it does not mean that others should be denied the right to learn more about them and perhaps even use/practice them in some areas of their daily lives.