yeah yeah, i’m so goth, all i listen to is trobar de morte and stellamara and cuban orisha music. yup. oh and beyonce, because she is the summer mascot of my store.
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deadniggastorage: bitch i been outside
We must be very careful to avoid the use of the term “tribe” to describe these...– Ethnicity in Nigeria Why people should not even think of using the word “tribe”. (via cosmicyoruba) I’ve always hated this word. (via zorascreation) ya the word tribe is a no (via l-angston)
Rather than fighting for every woman’s right to feel beautiful, I would like to...– I don’t want to be told I’m pretty as I am - I want to live in a world where that’s irrelevant (via brute-reason)
There are no such things as safe spaces cause...
the color of low self esteem
miguu: what i never learned from my mother was that just because someone desires you does not mean they value you. desire is the kind of thing that eats you and leaves you starving.
Of Althea and Flaxie In 1943 Althea was a welder very dark very butch and...– Cheryl Clarke (via throughmotion)
Kanye West is white America’s worst nightmare. Because as much as one may...– Meaghan Garvey, Who Will Survive In America? (via machistado)
If god is white
howtobeterrell: I will be so pissed I wil ask personally for a pass to hell
The Body Is Not An Apology: The Curiously... →
thebodyisnotanapology: The Oppressive Power of Positive Thinking by Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg, Content Intern Occasionally, I read articles and see memes that suggest that loving ourselves and our bodies involves believing in the power of “positive thinking” – a belief that dictates that if we just believe in…
The real aim of colonialism was to control the people’s wealth: what they...– Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature - Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o (via abstractverses)
My energy, emotion, time and space are reserved only for those who can...– (via notesonascandal)
As I get older, as time goes by, I care less and less and less about whether...– (via howtohaveabody)
confusedtree: In all seriousness Idris Elba as the 12th Doctor would be a great casting choice because he’d kill it and we’d get to find out just exactly how many anglophiles are also gigantic racists like, ALL of them, and ALL of the fandom.
There is no single jurisdiction in the U.S. where a minimum wage worker can...– National Low Income Housing Coalition (via presidentjonesco)
THERE IS SOMETHING ORGANIC TO BLACK POSITIONALITY THAT MAKES IT ESSENTIAL to the...– The Prison Slave as Hegemony’s (Silent) Scandal Frank B. Wilderson, III doing some work and found this article. this is like basically the entire premise of my paper and the point i want to make in response to this book the two reconstructions which discuss the strengths of the second and the...
Impossible to fathom was that all this death had been incidental to the...– Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route, Saidiya Hartman (via obscure-one) just finished this book last month. it is gorgeous and heartbreaking beyond belief. it is the memoir i have dreamt of reading but was afraid didnt exist. (via guerrillamamamedicine)
It is necessary to belabor the issue because too often it has been argued that...– Saidiya Hartman, Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America, p. 99-100. (via so-treu)
in my dream i told my father that: i hadn’t realized i was seven fingered with a split thumb that something had always seemed tight about my thumbnail i had thought it was just my cuticle but that when the nail split i gave myself a doubled cut from forehead to ear and i lost my hair (which i could barely hide) i saw how far beyond the pale i was. i had to make myself comfortable ...
When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when...– Audre Lorde (via thepeacefulterrorist)
Part of being a revolutionary is creating a vision that is more humane. That is...– Assata Shakur (via littlebrowngrrl)
right now i’m feeling really alienated and weirded out at the role celebrity or perceived celebrity status plays in the QPOC community. it seems to stem out of the exclusivity of academic spaces, in which we are rare and so whoever ‘makes it’ in those spaces gets a level of attention and notoriety that is sometimes deserved but is often a function of tokenism and classism. i...
But what I see is the millions of people, of whom I am just one, made orphans:...– Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place (via ideagenerationmdp)
If you speak in an angry way about what has happened to our people and what is...– Malcolm X The traps of racism. Source: http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/malconafamhist.html (via disciplesofmalcolm) my favorite breakdown of white supremacy. (via marfmellow) Still very true today (via radicalrebellion)
Why I Was Never a Riot Grrl | Bitch Media →
Now I remember why I never felt interested in being part of the riot grrl scene. The film shows snippets of footage of young white women in that era, saying that the riot grrl was a scene in which they didn’t have to fight in the mosh pit, or have men sexualize them for being at a show. For me, I was in the mosh pit, getting bruised and punched because as an individual, not as a woman, I wanted...
Healing, Restoration, and Rematriation →
rematiration: by Steven Newcomb, Shawnee/Lenape Executive Director, Indigenous Law Institute For Native nations and peoples, being able to live our traditions means fulfilling our sacred responsibilities to the Earth, to our communities, and to all living things. This necessarily involves the ability to maintain and to pass on to every new generation the languages, ceremonies, customs, and laws...
What is desire? Desire is a restaurant. Desire is watching you eat. Desire is...– Jeanette Winterson, The White Room (via iamlamour)
If I say again and again: not, nor, without…, it’s to remind you, to remind us,...– Irigaray, “When Our Lips Speak” (via publicatiosui)
I would gladly fire the past for you, go and not look back. I have been reckless...– Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson (via lostinthesounds)
What should I do about the wild and the tame? The wild heart that wants to be...– Jeanette Winterson (via lontradesofa)
‘I am a walking fire, I am all leaves.’ ‘I find I incorporate gneiss, coal,...– Ronald Johnson, from “Emanations,” To Do as Adam Did. (via cyanotype-thrill)