It started with this image, which I came across on Pinterest. Is it a painting? Photo? It’s hard to say, but I like it. I set off to find its origins–which I didn’t, sorry copyright gods–and stumbled upon my new favorite writer, Chris Koentges. When I first scanned over the essay that went along with this picture, I was in a hurry and not in the mood for shenanigans, so I didn’t take time to REALLY read it. Because, granted, it’s a little weird. A couple days later, still recovering from a bachelorette weekend, it was there, a tab open on my browser, and I went there. SO good. After a few hours of some laughing, clicking (who IS this Ouidad person?), absorbing, crying, and even a few makeup tutorials, I am here to tell you that you must go to this man’s blog, Very Ethnic, and read. I know, I know, the last thing you need is homework. I don’t care. Do it.