“I hated Shirley.
Not because she was cute, but because she danced with Bojangles, who was my friend, my uncle, my Daddy, and
who ought to have been soft-shoeing it and chuckling with me. Instead he was
enjoying, sharing, giving a lovely dance thing with one of those little white
girls whose socks never slid down under their heels."
Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Shirley Temple dance the Stairs, from The Little Colonel (1935), Calvin Candie and and Lara Lee Candie in Django Unchained, Miley Cyrus tweet, Snow White by Jenny Chung
Oxford is so ye olde hogwarts, the perfect halloween backdrop.
Which meant all my outfit pics turned out like this:
I love it! With my dark hair and insanely pale skin looking like a nightmare comes quite naturally. Which is powerful and lovely. People make faces and go urghh at my body, at my face, on days when I feel quite ordinary. So it feels cathartic to actually acknowledge and exploit that.
Other people's costume at the party I went to that night were super smart and cool.
Like this one:
It's a man in a box!! Omg, wut is this, optical illusion, ded.