Finding common ground can be life changing. Having Power does not equal wisdom either.
Yeah, perhaps I am going to step in it today. I saw this picture and the rough idea for the caption came into my mind, especially with MLK Day fresh in my mind. I've made it a point to not try and propagate racial stereotypes into my captions anymore, unless its a punishment scenario, and even then I am not entirely comfortable playing with those particular crayons anymore.
But ideas can get so ingrained into the minds on the forefront of the fight for equality (gender, race, sexual preference, etc ..) that sometimes they are just as obstinate in their resolve to never give an inch, to only further push forward their own agenda, never even bothering to understand WHY a person holds such views to be intrinsic, no matter how vile they seem to you.
We do see what I've done in this caption within the realm of TG stories, where a punishment turns into more of an awakening of one's true self, their sexuality laid bare, challenging their sense of being, whether as a sissy, as a woman, or a submissive; each with a choice of enjoying cock or just identifying as a lesbian. I really wanted to take that a step further with regards to race and see if it could work without the whole Cultural Appropriation aspect coming to the forefront of the discussion. Figured that since it was coming, I might as well tackle it right in the caption itself.
I honestly don't know where I fall on this in regards to the caption. I think that I was able to capture both the student and the professor as flawed individuals that will have learned a lesson if they both opened up their minds. The difference is that they both THOUGHT their minds were open.
I do hope that everyone who reads this blog post does ponder the ideas I presented in the caption and the discussion afterward. If you do like cultural changes in captions and stories, WHY is it something that you'll seek out? In the future, if I find a gorgeous picture of a non-Caucasian model, should I even bother to mention why a cultural change happened? What does our choice in TG captions say about what think of women and gender. and how their norms in society play verse what we enjoy in visiting sites like this one. Please feel free to discuss any of this in the comments. I will promise to answer anyone that relies about the caption or what I've said in any part of the post.
As to the book that she is reading, it's a book "from Rupi Kaur, the bestselling author of Milk and Honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. The Sun and Her Flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. It is a celebration of love in all its forms.
this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
in order to bloom