Today I've been obsessing about spectrum piercings / cuff ring/ nose rings. Somebody told me that I would look good in it. And I think they might be right!! Piercing my nose its totally out of the question, but I would totally try a fake one... Now, I know this trend has been around for awhile and honestly I wasn't ever thinking about jumping on the bandwagon. This simply because I see this as being part of the whole cultural appropriation machinery. But then I remember what Amandla Stenberg said:
"Appropriation occurs when the appropriator is not aware of the deep significant of the culture that they are partaking in"
I know this type of piercings are prevalent in many "non- white"/racialize cultures, so I think it would be totally impossible for me to have a deep understanding with or with out my postcolonial mind. But I know it would be a total different story If I was a white middle class girl. Right?