Hi there. This post is about dance, I promise! So, I'm rather heavily tattooed and when I dance on stage I need makeup that will stay on my face and not melt off under hot lights or hot stress. So naturally I am a HUGE KVD fan! I use her makeup almost exclusively, I read her books and I am constantly inspired by her positivity and punk rock outlook on life. This video rings true for me and I am so proud of my makeup guru/goddess. I love love love that she created this video!
I never created a Twitter account, and in 2013 I deleted my Facebook. Forever. I am not advocating you do this, nor do I judge you for not doing it. I am saying I find the social media environment to be highly toxic and cowardly and quite frankly, ridiculous. I was really turned off by the banality and triviality of people when I was active on FB. Also, a curious thing started to happen. I would watch videos of other dancers in my genre, dancing at gigs or festivals...and I would feel really bad about myself. I automatically compared myself to these dancers and then my mind would go into hypercritical mode about my dance (I'm too old/not good enough). The experience of logging on was not making me feel good! And more importantly, I wasn't making any REAL connections with any of these people.
And to be perfectly, totally honest--ever since as far back as Friendster, I have received unwanted attention from strange men on every social media platform I've been on (including LinkedIn which is totally inappropriate). So there's that.
I believe this video is talking about a younger generation (sorry but I'm a bit ageist) that grew up with the internet and never had a set standard of rules to follow whilst surfing that internet. That's the most logical reason I can think of for such rude behavior. I have opted out of this kind of environment. Yes, I still have Instagram, but I'm addicted to beauty and really love a beautiful picture, whether it's a dancer, a cat, or a sunset. My biggest goal is to live an authentic life in the really real world. And from the sound of this video, things on FB have only gotten worse since I left. Online haters are such cowards. Bravo Kat Von D, for calling them out on their sad bullshit.
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