I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’...– MAYA ANGELOU (via shalomandamour)
We need more of this: dreamhampton1: Shabazz Palaces. Blasit. From the upcoming film, Tough Bond.
warsanshire: - since you moved out i have not returned to the apartment. i sleep in my old bedroom in the house i outgrew the moment you flexed your fingers inside of me. my mother and her henna fingered friends move out my belongings like handfuls of water from a sinking boat. the entire city tastes of your cowardly mouth. i pray like a photograph left out in the sun bent at the...
gangsterly: this is beautiful. dropsofjewels: although sex is great. it’s fantastic even. it isn’t what i want. not right now at least. i just have the desire to be close… to be intimate without being sexual. to be close… to be wanted without being taken. to kiss… to touch. to look at someone & to know that their thoughts belong to you. that everything they desire…want… need… is right in...
Raheem Jackson’s Death and Scary Walks Home →
daniellescruggs: The intersections between violence, poverty, and obesity. So, so sad.
the unbearable weight of staying i don’t know when love became elusive what...– warsan shire
I often tell a story about a conversation I observed in a feminist theory...– Michael S. Kimmel, Ph. D., “Gender Equality: Not for Women Only” (via thepoliticalpartygirl) Dr. Kimmel is also a blogger for Ms. Magazine, and we’ve never heard someone explain the privilege of privilege so succinctly. Bravo. (via motherjones)
warsan versus melancholy.: poem - how to use your... →
warsanshire: Written in 15 minutes. you must wear it like she wears disappointment on her face you must hide the surprise of tasting other men on your lips your mother is a woman and women like her cannot be contained. you find the black tube inside her beauty case, where she keeps your fathers old…
Freezing history in amber is dangerous…and what has happened in the past...– Toni Morrison
Loves music. Loves dance. Loves the moon. Loves the Spirit. Loves love and food...– A partial definition of womanism from Alice Walker.
I feel the most colored when I am thrown against a sharp white background.– Zora, How It Feels to be Colored Me. http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ma01/grand-jean/hurston/Chapters/how.html
I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my...– — Jimi Hendrix
When Toni Morrison said she writes the kind of books she wants to read she was...– Alice Walker on Toni Morison and the artist’s need for models- from, Saving the Life That Is Your Own.
When you’re in communication with someone, and they’re selective about what...– dream hampton (via msjerz)