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Emmy G
@emmy-g
11/05/10 12:30:36AM
16 posts

make up


General Talk

12yr old me: Couldn't wait to wear makeup because i felt self-concious and wanted to fit in.16yr old me: Liked dramatic makeup that made me look tough and rebellious, but no longer felt the need to wear it to fit in. Hated the way cover-up felt on the face18yr old me: Began to see the light in terms of the fact that i hated time consuming beauty rituals and the way make-up made me more self concious ( is it smeared? mascara running? eyeliner melting?) it began to feel like more trouble than its worth. Still, wore a little everyday due to it's socially-expected-norm factor.20yr old me: Stopped wearing makeup everyday. Just occasionally, even then just eyeliner and lip gloss. Skin cleared up.NOW: I don't feel socially pressured anymore. I now feel like makeup is just for dramatic effect, but not too much makeup. So I'll wear makeup with costumes or just because i get in a mood. But that, especially after beginning my dready journey, is not often.
Emmy G
@emmy-g
11/05/10 12:07:36AM
16 posts

Play any instruments?


General Talk

It's acoustic guitar for me, although I have dabbled briefly in piano and clarinet.I can't help it. It's in the blood.People who play guitar on my father's side of the family:GrandmaGrandpaDadBOTH AuntsOne cousin (the only child either of my Aunts had)BOTH twin half-brothersEverytime I cradle my instrument, i feel connected to it as an extension of myself
Emmy G
@emmy-g
11/04/10 10:44:11PM
16 posts

Sorry, just needed to vent to fellow dreadies and submerge myself in a positive environment right now


General Talk

Mandy,
You did the right thing. That daycare's director (and the teacher, most likely) were totally out of line on that one. I should know, I am a childcare professional, myself. And they are required to report suspected abuse by law (within 24 hours, not 5 days), but if they turn a normal bruise into this, that's just insane. They aren't trying to call CPS, otherwise they would have already. I believe you and your daughter were a victim of discrimination, "southern hospitality" my ass! I found while in texas, if you were liberal/democratic, had a tattoo or facial piercing or certainly dreads, the conservative majority feels they have the "moral obligation" to "inform" you of your "abnormalities" and encourage, pressure or otherwise coerce you to conform. Those who are accepting of cultural diversity seemed few and far between.

Your monster in law sounds very, very close minded, selfish, and callous. How could she care more about the gossiping old biddies than the fact that your family in in jepordy? I feel for you, and hope you can remain strong while you work towards freeing yourself from this toxic environment.


Emmy G
@emmy-g
10/25/10 10:48:40AM
16 posts

Moving up from tams! This is what crochet is REALLY about.


Dread Craft Show and Trade

Faelwynn,did you know that you can crochet with something other than yarn? Not use-able for tams, but you can make "plastic yarn" using old (non-biodegradable) shopping bags. You lay bag flat, fold in half once, twice, maybe thrice so you have handles sticking out on top. You cut off the handles and the fused seam. Then cut into strips about 1 inch or so wide. When you unfold the strips, you have loops. You can link the loops together and viola! Knitted squares of this stuff can actually make great pot scrubbers.
Emmy G
@emmy-g
10/18/10 07:16:15PM
16 posts

The "Wrongdoings" of My Anti-Hippie "Friends"


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures



Maxe said:
Tomi: Nah actually the bible says to tell people to rule the earth, benevolently. The bible actually is against all this green hippy stuff. Just so you know, I don't read the bible I just happen to have stumbled upon that fact.

That comment was funny - in a sad way.
Very much so. How are you gonna quote some mis-interpretation likely read off an unreliable internet source when you have no idea what the real text say because you never read it? Jeeze
Emmy G
@emmy-g
10/18/10 07:04:36PM
16 posts

The "Wrongdoings" of My Anti-Hippie "Friends"


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

you did what's right. stand up for your beliefs and others. Everyone has a right to feel how they feel about whatever issues are important to them, without ignorant folks laughing about it. Your friends should respect the fact that that is how those people, and many others, feel about deforestation.I'm glad you took a stand. People get so wrapped up in themselves they forget that other people have values that are different (though just as valid) as their own.
Emmy G
@emmy-g
10/18/10 12:55:25PM
16 posts

dreadlocks journey vs dreads instillation


Dreading Methods

I started my journey out of a need to grow my own self acceptance and a rejection of conventional, stereotypical female beauty. I did not brush my hair for about 35 days, and had a few nice natural locks forming. At this point, though, I was having a lot of trouble trying to keep it from congo-ing, so I tnr'ed the naturally formed locks to make them easier to separate. So I guess I did do an installation-ish move by your standard, SE, although I personally don't feel it ruined it or became somehow less meaningful for me. It's still a process, a journey, one that is showing me a lot about which parts of me I love...
Emmy G
@emmy-g
10/04/10 09:50:13PM
16 posts

ok what can i do about tooth pain


General Questions

If the gum is swollen and you have throbbing pain through your whole jaw, it could be an infection or abscess. If that's the case, it can help to put a regular tea bag between the gum area of the bad tooth & your lip/cheek. Sleep with it that way, & it will help to draw out the infection. You'll know if it worked cuz the tea bag will have thick nasty stuff on it.This is no substitute for dentist visits or antibiotics if it's past fixable at home...& this might not even apply to you. Just thought I'd share that little home remedy.AND yes, clove oil works best for numbing toothaches.
Emmy G
@emmy-g
09/28/10 09:02:26AM
16 posts

Taking the first steps on this journey


Introduce Yourself

he tells everybody to go to rainbow. but regardless, you should try it.as far as your disillusionment, congrats. now you are coming to an important realization of facts I wish more people understood. Travel will prove that you need no possessions to achieve joy. Also, there is something about being in new places that awakens the senses. Keep your eyes open to the lessons the universe will show you! You will not regret!
Emmy G
@emmy-g
09/27/10 06:38:12PM
16 posts

itchy and dandruff even though bs and acv used


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

well, way I figure it is this: everyone that's ever done an elementary science project is familiar with the volcano project, which is nothing more than a fake volcano with baking soda inside & then you add vinegar. the volcano "erupts" because when bs & vinegar get together, the chemicals create a foamy action.that foaming acts like scrubbing bubbles working together to make your hair cleaner. it's basic chem. right?
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