April 19, 2014
"A woman-of-color who writes poetry or paints or dances or makes movies knows there is no escape from race or gender when she is writing or painting. She can’t take off her color and sex and leave them at the door or her study or studio. Nor can she leave behind her history. Art is about identity, among other things, and her creativity is political."

— Gloria Anzaldúa, Making Face/Making Soul: Haciendo Caras — Creative and Cultural Perspectives by Women of Color  (via jalwhite)

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April 19, 2014

Bow ties and pocket squares by My Africanista
Photographer: Bola Okoya of Triibe Nation

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April 19, 2014
"You never know how sick you are until you try to recover."

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April 19, 2014

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April 19, 2014
"and what about belonging?
I have not yet found a place to be..
…so i am here
the evidence of a lifetime spent longing."

— be(longing) - Tapiwa Mugabe, tapiwamugabe.tumblr.com (via tapiwamugabe)

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April 19, 2014




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April 19, 2014



that ‘good hair’ mentality is still strong in the natural hair community and in a sneaky type way and no one wants to admit it 


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April 19, 2014

When I was in the 6th grade, I attended my brother’s little league games. There was a boy in little league who was also in my classes at school. He used to always call me I Man, instead of Iman. The boy, Donovan Reese, knew very well how to correctly pronounce my name. I voiced my frustration to my mother, and she responded with the words many girls have hear: “he’s only picking on you because he likes you”. Baby queer Iman gave zero fucks about Donovan’s crush. I wondered why, in validating his actions, my mother invalidated my self-worth. 

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April 19, 2014


*cha cha’s real smooth away from academic responsibilities*

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April 19, 2014




do not fall in love with people like me.
i will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth. i will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible. and when i leave you will finally understand, why storms are named after people.


I’m fucking done

happy to see your proud of being so destructive

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