“Police shave the hair of detained Indonesian punks at a police school in Aceh Besar in Aceh province. Sharia police are “morally rehabilitating” more than 60 young punk rock fans, saying the youths tarnish the province’s staunch Islamic image. After being arrested at a punk rock concert in the provincial capital Banda Aceh Saturday night, 59 male and five female punk rock fans have been forced to have their hair cut, bathe in a lake, change clothes and pray, an AFP correspondent on the scene said December 14.”
“I didn’t know anything about dolls. I didn’t know what they were made from, how long it takes to make them, I knew nothing,” Williams confessed. “What I had was the desire to produce a product that would uplift the self-esteem of our little girls. From that vision I worked to find manufacturers and learn. I researched how to do it.”
A few years ago my mother’s best friend, Dr. Lisa Williams, got the idea to start a line of dolls aimed at increasing the self-worth and esteem of little black girls.
These dolls have been important to me, even as an adult, in that they are creating an image of black girls that is a reflection of their beauty. Something healthy, and something attainable. The motto is “Positively Perfect, Just the Way Your Are.”
Having had the opportunity to witness the process, it warms me to say that they have truly been made with love.
The Oregonian: Multnomah County in Oregon has one of the first in the country to require single-occupancy, gender-neutral bathrooms in all new construction projects for the county. The Oregonian reported that the move, coming through an executive order scheduled to be signed Tuesday morning by county board Chairman Jeff Cogen, is intended to eliminate stigmas for transgender county employees and visitors using county-owned restrooms.
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