when your friend is going through a tough time and you just want to help them out
I can’t be the only one
pain of my whole life
Omg. This speaks to my soul man.
For mass effect burns this sick, you’ll need some anti-biotics.
I’m not sorry.
I’m bringing these back because I love them.
Starbucks Logo and Yemanya Symbolic Breakdown
The Starbucks logo has nothing to do with the Orishas or Yemaya.
The original Starbucks image is an old 16th century Norse woodcut of a “Melusine” (two-tailed mermaid).
The name “Starbucks” came from the character “Starbuck” from Moby Dick to follow with the nautical theme they’d established.
That’s it. It’s not that deep. Y’all are giving these people WAY to much credit. They’re not that clever.
I was raised in Santeria my whole life and I have never seen Yemaya depicted as a two-tailed mermaid. Mermaid? Yes of course. But never like this.
In fact the picture above is the only one like it I’ve ever seen and it’s the only one people trot out when they try to make an argument for Starbucks’ supposed theft.
From what I understand it’s a fairly modern illustration too? I’m only able to trace it back to 2007 when it was used as the cover illustration for a book on the Orisha by a Cuban writer.
Listen tho, I’m willing to bet never seeing Yemaya look like this is probably just me and my limited experience, but this look is not exclusive to her. The idea and images of two-tailed mermaids have existed forever and all over the world.
Corporations big and small steal from POC all the god damn time. But this is not one of them.
why are people saying you should “respect everyone’s opinions”
no you shouldn’t
homophobic, racist, and sexist opinions should not be respected because there’s no reason to respect them
*ryuko matoi voice* KIRYUIN SATSUKI
*satsuki kiryuin voice* MATOI RYUKO