Who’s keeping track?

I’ve personally been asked if my nationality is Italian, Greek, Spanish, Mexican, Armenian and even Asian a few times. I’m none of those, as far as I know. It’s Austrian, Irish and Polish. I have olive skin. I don’t know if — based on what I know about my heritage — I’m “supposed” to have olive skin, but I don’t care. I’m American.

When I read this post on HelloGiggles.com, about there not being enough “DARK-skinned women on television or in music”, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I like a good debate, especially when it involves women-related issues. However, I just don’t see the “issue” in this particular case.

The author says:

 “Yes, we have black powerhouses that we all know and adore: Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Halle Berry, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, and the list goes on and on. However, very rarely do we see a DARK-skinned woman on television or in music, and that’s just unreal. Why are these women underrepresented? Where are they?”

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A rare gift between women

The video posted below, which shows a female news anchor and female meteorologist exchanging sassy banter has gotten a lot of attention recently — attention that exclaims the two women are enemies, can’t stand each other, etc.

I watched, and…laughed hysterically.

To me, these women just have that special, rare gift — when two women can let their sassy sense of humor fly freely between them, knowing feelings won’t get hurt and backs won’t get stabbed and that it’s all in good fun.

Being able to take what you dish out is something that is sorely lacking in many people — male and female.

Confidence is a big part of it, I think, as well as being on the same…say, ‘level’…as one another. When two women don’t feel the need to compete with one another — especially, in this case, in the work place — hilarious things like this happen. Continue reading