Screenshot: Daily Haze“You’re standing on public property, ma’am. This is not public property,” starts the now-viral #BrooklynBecky video. The 19-year-old white woman of Puerto Rican heritage, who uses the name “Bella” on social media, directed her confused statement to Darsell Obregon, as she called the police on her.
Why did Brooklyn Becky alert the authorities? For Obregon’s very serious crime of standing in her doorway during a rainstorm, and waiting for an Uber while being perceived (incorrectly, according to Obregon) as a black woman.
“She’s pretty old to be doing this” Bella says. “Heavy set. I would consider that.”
Bella wears what has come to seem like a uniform for urbane white women: floral yoga pants, which, imply a feminine, upper-class athleticism; a nondescript white tank top cropped with a knot and bare feet for full-fledged carefree white girl authenticity.
She ends her description of Obregon with one signifier: “Black.” At this point, Bel..
Screenshot: Ben Watts (Shape Magazine/Meredith Corporation)“All the things I’m involved in now are about women standing up for themselves,” How to get Away with Murder’s Aja Naomi King tells Shape magazine, covering their September issue.
Joining an unprecedented number of black women (and Kanye and kids) covering 2018's fall fashion issues, King, also an ambassador for L’Oréal Paris, tells the magazine she’s proud to be part of the beauty brand’s annual Women of Worth event, honoring women making a change in their communities, and she’s the star of the upcoming film A Girl from Mogadishu, which chronicles the story of international activist Ifrah Ahmed, a Somali woman fighting to end the practice of female genital mutilation.
King is also politically and socially active; she mentors through Opening Act and works with the Center for Reproductive Rights, which is currently working on the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would prevent states from enacting laws that deprive wome..