I am not your Exotic princess
I am not your brown girl experiment
I do not need you to rescue me
I do not need you to convert/educate/expose me
I am not your colonized Oriental wet dream
I am not your manic pixie
I am not your dream girl
I am not your little artist
I am not your hidden summer fling
I am not your forbidden treasure
I am not your student -
my innocence is not yours to corrupt
I am not your exotic secret -
don’t fucking call me exotic
I am not your gateway to India
I am not your ticket to adventurous hipster status.
Learn me, my background, my faith, my culture,
Learn the way your ancestors robbed, humiliated,
Learn our history, learn your history, learn to love
Learn to love the differences, embrace the divisions
and build bridges of equality.
Learn me with Love -
Learn me with Respect.
I am not your Exotic.
I’m a fucking Queen.
These dark tropic eyes take the blackest kohl
Like my mother’s,
and my mother’s mother’s,
and my mother’s mother’s mother’s
Big dark lips, sunshine smile, dusky gold skin
copper skin, bronze skin, brown skin, black skin
skin of sin
Untamed hair black as night
Short frame, slender builds, childlike -
curving woman -
I do not curve, frolic, dance
Middle Eastern, Latina, Indian, North African, Asian
- keep guessing -
I am none of these things
I am all of this and more -
I am royalty
I hold universes within my soul
Don’t try to pin me down to an arbitrarily named fragment
of Earthen geography
Call it the name of my ancestors
this earth-bound heaven
Mystery girl with the dark far-off eyes, olive skin,
Mysterious? Ask me questions
Far-off eyes? Probably distracted
Olive skin? I tan fast
Dancing gait? I believe in dance
I am not your artist or sunshine drug
Learn me with Respect
Learn me with Love
Learn me by my Name.
Watercolor on Cotman watercolor paper (300gsm)
Finally upgraded my lil watercolour pan to this big hunk of love <3
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More pages from my latest travel sketchbook (Stillman & Birn Gamma pocketbook) in Turkey. Done with a sepia Pitt marker and Cotman pocket watercolors.
More travel sketches in my blog: Been there, drawn that
Type o Negative iPad-Painting
Painted in Procreate on an iPad2
Watch the making-of Video here
For more of my art visit me on…
PSA: because I keep seeing that shitty manipulated photo of Emma Watson on my dash. THAT PHOTO WAS PHOTOSHOPPED. The original photo (with another from the same shoot, is from 2011 with Mariano Vivanco) are pictured above. Please don’t perpetuate this error.
Deliberately spreading an altered image of Emma Watson which purports to show her breasts as a statement against threats of nude photo leaks is the height of hypocrisy and whoever did it should be ashamed. (x)
omg didnt know
Yeah I got an anon telling me about this one, so signal boost
Reblogging the original photo!!
THIS MAKES ME VERY VER YVERY VERY VERY VERY VERY HAPPY