“I see these beautiful, dark-skinned black women and they do not have a weave as I do,” the 16-year-old actress said. “They don’t have a long skinny nose. They are more traditional, and more like the people in Africa.” This is an example of colorism, which is when a person discriminates against others because of their skin tone. It’s important to remember that there are many different types of beauty and nobody has a monopoly on them. What’s important is to use our voices and encourage others to come out and be proud of who they are. We can’t all be Beyoncé, but who cares? We should all learn from Beyoncé and others. We should break down the barriers that hold us back because we’re women that no one could ever love Meryl Streep said in the movie “The Devil Wears Prada.” She was so beautiful, and she made it clear that beauty comes in many different forms. And you have to accept it. You have to embrace every part of you.
Introduction to The Nope
Nope is a series of blog articles that explore the “nope” moments in life. The article will examine what people find nopes, why they think they are nopes, and how to stop feeling like a nope. Nopes happen when you reach your limits and cannot take any more. It can be such an uncomfortable sensation because when you hit those mental stop signs, it can often feel like you’re failing… but only if you let it! The key to eliminating this feeling is to focus on progress rather than results — keep going! You’ll get there eventually.
Character names in The Nope
Ryan W. Garcia
Mark Casimir Dyniewicz Jr.
Story of The Nope
Aisling is a bubbling mess of energy daily. She lives for adventure and for the stories that she can tell about her life outside the confines of home. From mountain biking in Moab to baking bread in Ireland, from learning to cook in China to teaching kids at camp, Aisling has no shortage of anecdotes and observations to share with everyone willing to listen. She’s always looking ahead, dreaming up what she’ll do next. Aisling is never happier than when she’s drowning in a pile of laundry, watching her small children sleep, or running away from something. Or three.
She’s the creator and host of The Nope Podcast and the Worn Book podcast. She has essays published by CosmoGirl.com, Simple Times Cooking School, Frisky Business Magazine, and Love Without Borders magazine. Click here to find out about her book: Aisling Shoop: My Homegrown Life (2016). Aisling is working on a new handbook for those facing divorce, chronic illness or aging parents, or legally separated parents (if you can call it that).
The Shoe Was Standing Up In Nope, Why? Real Meaning of It
Can you imagine someone taking their shoes off, but then bizarrely placing them so that only the back of the shoe is visible? You might look at it and think it’s just some random person, who in no way is anticipating seeing anyone. But then again, many parts of this little art could give you ideas about what they’re trying to say. Could they have perhaps rushed home with their shoes on? Maybe they were rehearsing for a dance contest and left the shoes by accident when they headed out?
You can be sure of one thing: This part of Nope has a lot more to offer than just an unusual shoe standup.