Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Black Girl Problems

Of course this title made me giggle as I typed it.....

I was reading an excerpt of Mindy Kaling's book "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" (she's hilarious btw, you should watch The Mindy Project if you don't) and Amazon.com suggested the book "White Girl Problems". I read an excerpt of that too (not as funny as Mindy) but it got me to thinking about Black Girl Problems....


Dress: H&M
Polka dot tights: H&M
Glasses: Warby Parker
Bracelets: Various
Boots:  Marshalls
 Bag: (seen below) Zara

Black Girl Problem: When your headscarf that you wear at night to tie your hair down leaves that line on your forehead the next day. Just me???? Ummmkay......
 

Black Girl Problem: When you can't find jeans that fit both in the booty and the waist. I guess this is more of a big booty problem than a black girl problem but it has always been a complaint of mine. I think with the invention(?) of booty injections and implants that more people have this problem these days so I guess it's not strictly a BGP.
 

Black Girl Problem: When you secretly watch shows like Love & Hip Hop, Preachers of L.A., and Houston Beauty but you won't talk about them with those of the Caucasian persuasion because you think ok, know that they portray black people in a negative light. I had a co-worker ask me if I had seen a Tyler Perry movie on the opening weekend and I acted as if I didn't even know who Tyler Perry was. It's like you complaining about your brother being an a-hole but no one else can complain about your brother because, well, he's your brother.



 Black Girl Problem: Finding fashion forward Christmas cards. With a cute black girl on it. I do this hunt every year (well, not every year, it's been a couple of years since I've mailed out Christmas cards) but I love being able to find cute, fashionable Christmas cards that do not have kente cloth or a Bible verse on them for black people. Not that I'm anti-kente cloth or Bible verses, but where are the black fashionable ladies Christmas cards? I did find some at Target one year.(Preferably with natural hair but you can't have everything.) I had a friend (who was white) who asked why I cared about looking for a black Santa Claus since she's never seen a black Santa Claus at the mall but I told her that's because she is used to being represented. I want a representation of something that looks like me. #BlackGirlProblems
 
Black Girl Problem: When people assume that you listen to ratchet music and you realize....you do. 
Did I leave out any Black Girl Problems? Tell me! 

18 comments:

Dawnya said...

LOL...I miss you when you don't post. You give me the best laughs. You look fab as always!!

P.S. I didn't know Santa wasn't black until I was 12. Growing up in the hood he was black and flew a helicopter. LOL

Toni said...

no you are not the olny one with the line on your for head. Ever not want to tie your bun down before you go out at night because you know you are going to get that line!!lol!Maybe you can make you own greeting cards with Soloange paper dolls
http://style.mtv.com//wp-content/uploads/style/2012/12/mtv-style-solange-knowles-paper-doll.pdf

Glenyse said...

Love the blog, and I really love that dress! Just thought I would send you a link for some absolutely beautiful Christmas cards that represent us. http://www.redbubble.com/people/veronicamarche

Fatinthecity said...

Black Girl Problems: I love reading your posts! How about when your head scarf falls of and ruins your hair style for the next day. Don't get me started with the Christmas cards:)

KDB said...

PZI Jeans (www.pzijeans.com) are made specifically for people who can't get a nice fit in the waist and the hip because their waist is much smaller. They are a nice fit!

Guyanesesista said...

Girl that green is working for you in every way.

What I couldn't understand growing up was why black Santa had to wear a cheap red cotton broad cloth suit when white Santa had that nice expensive fuzzy suit. And why was black Santa's beard raggedy? White Santa had a nice fluffy beard. lol

Anonymous said...

I love your blogs. They give me much life and even more laughter. You are my best girlfriend...in my head (LOL). Black girl problems: Listening to "them" explain how much they love Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum, or some other fine white dude that we all know and even, perhaps, agree to being fine-or at least not too hard on the eyes- you know give credit where credit is due. However, when I explain just how much I love fine *** Idris Elba, or Don Cheadle, or Larez Tate, or Michael Ealy, or Morris Chestnut, or Boris Kodjoe, or Common, they say, "Who?" They have no idea. Ugh, that burns me...but that's a black girl's problem.

Ticka said...

You my friend have just brought about a briliant business venture idea!!! Fashion forward, cute, Black Woman holiday cards?!?! Genius!!!! DO IT!!! I'm not kidding Juantette!! You see all of the exclamations that I'm typing here?! That means I'm serious -__o

My BGP with the scarf is that I tie my knot too tight sometimes and it gives me a headache right at the nape of my neck.

Another BGP is the little "nap balls" as my Granny so affectionately called them, that form in my "kitchen" (another Granny hair term), and I don't know they're there until I get to work and can't cut them off!

That green is a FAB color on you!!

Style4Curves said...

beautiful color on you!!!

LaToya LouisvilleSlugger said...

I love your black girl problems!!! Yes to all of them.

Black girl problems- having someone change their tone/delivery to sound more "down."

LV said...

You are so hilarious! I love the green dress. Super cute!

heavenlyhummingbird said...

This though!!!!!! ---> lol......When people assume that you listen to ratchet music and you realize....you do.

Adrienne said...

LOL too funny! You look great!

Ashley Rhodes said...

I look forward to reading your blog! It really makes my day.

Roz said...

Love this and relate to every one of the BGP!!!

Simplybee said...

My BGP is being the only hmmmm person of color in my office (being politically correct just in case big brotha got my phone on lowjack) & when we have our annual holiday party they ask are you bringing fried chicken wings! Damnit I told them heifers ima vegetarian as I reach for my hotsauce!

Simplybee said...

Dang I forget to add luv the look! Lookin money green good lol

YoyosFashions said...

Love!!

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