Best of 2016 #8: Crystal Valentine & Aaliyah Jihad – “Hide Your Shea Butter”
“It’s not that we don’t trust white people. It’s that y’all really think my black looks better on you.”
Heading into the new year, we’re counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2016! Coming in eighth on the list, “Hide Your Shea Butter” by Crystal Valentine & Aaliyah Jihad. Congratulations poets!
“It’s not just that you take what we create, it’s that it always gets lost in translation.”
Don’t miss this excellent poem from Crystal Valentine and Aaliyah Jihad, performing at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. You can check out more from Crystal and Aaliyah here, here and here. While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.
“Your virginity will no longer be a fifth grade math problem but a chapter already published, something to be revisited fondly.” Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Aaliyah Jihad & Reagan Myers. Congratulations poets! While you’re here on our site, make sure to check out our books and merchandise in the Button Store, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Mahogany L. Browne and our JUST-RELEASED book from Jacqui Germain!
“I grew up learning how to protect men who hate me.”
Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button Playlist, featuring the hottest recent videos on the Button YouTube channel. Updated every week! Today’s additions: Crystal Valentine, Aaliyah Jihad, and Ellyn Touchette. Congratulations poets!