So about a few weeks ago, I made this long post about my thoughts on this notion of 28 days on black cosplay. Many people asked me why I spoke about it. Simple really… Noone else would. I knew that right after I opened my mouth and kicked over that wasp nest that there would be people who would respond, not in a good way. I am thankful that people of all races and creeds agreed with what I said. I also discovered that there were other black cosplayers out there who felt the same way as I did. But that isn’t why I’m writing this. Let me tell you what happened when I met and sat down with Harry… Or as I like to call him, Black Panther.
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I wasn’t sure if I was going to comment on this, but I feel like I need to say something, because I have been through something similar. It sucks that we live in a world where we are quick to judge people on their crimes. You can be the greatest person, make one mistake, and everyone is ready to air your dirty laundry. And what if the mistake was fabricated? Welp, the damage has been done. So here’s the thing… Two weeks ago a friend of mine in the voice acting industry was accused of rape. Read more
What I am about to write is probably one of the most emotionally driven posts ever. It’s because of the feedback on this subject, and how my personal Facebook became a war zone about it. It wasn’t originally, but when you’re dealing with someone who is a bully, it makes things quite more complicated. I don’t expect a lot of people to to take my side on this. What I do expect is people to simply understand my point, is all. And what am I talking about? This notion of 28 days of black cosplay.
Everyday, we look at ourselves in a mirror. Most of us use it for our looks, to see that we are up to par for physical appearance that we so desire. Some of us use the mirror to look deeper into ourselves. It is said that that one can see a person’s soul through their eyes or a mirror. But when it comes down to it and you look at yourself in a mirror, we tend to look deeper and see ourselves and might just ask if this is the person that we truly are? I have found myself looking into a mirror and not just seeing how I look physically, but also mentally and emotionally. I don’t like what I see. But I am starting to see things differently and I am starting to like that. Read more