"She was a person you would not be surprised to find sitting by herself in a corner of the world where she didn’t belong, writing things in a notebook to prevent the rise of panic."

- Alice Munro, “Hold Me Fast, Don’t Let Me Pass” (via 5feetoffury)

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"she asked ‘you are in love, what does love look like’ to which i replied ‘like everything i’ve ever lost come back to me.’"

- Nayyirah Waheed (via heyfranhey)

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"someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. they can love you in a way you have never been loved and still not join you on the bridge. and whatever their reasons you must leave. because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge. you never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready. there is more extraordinary love, more love that you have never seen, out here in this wide and wild universe. and there is the love that will be ready."

- nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

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Martin Luther King Jr once related a story that demonstrated just how accurate the Black woman was at assessing her location in the scheme of things and knowing how to handle herself wherever she was. He told us about an older Black woman who had worked for a white woman in Alabama.

First as her laundress, then as her maid, then as her cook and finally as her housekeeper. After 40 years, the Black woman retired but she would go to visit her former employer occasionally. On one visit, her employer had friends over for lunch. When the employer was told the Lilian Taylor was in the kitchen, she sent for her. Lilian went into the livingroom and greeted all the women. Some of whom she had known since their childhoods.

The white woman said Lilian I know you’ve heard of the bus boycott. Lilian said yes ma’am I’ve heard of it. The white woman said, well I want to know, what do you think of it? Are you supporting it? Lilian said no ma’am not one bit. Not one little iota and I won’t let none of mine support it either. The white woman said, I knew you’d be sensible Lilian. I just knew it in my bones. Lilian said yes ma’am I won’t touch that bus boycott.

You know my son took me to live with him and his family. He won’t let me even lift a finger and he works for the power company way across town from our house. I told him, Charles don’t you have anything to do with that bus boycott. You walk to work. Stay all the way out of that bus boycott. And my grandchildren, they go to school all the way over on the East Side. I told them the same thing. Don’t have anything to do with that boycott. You walk to school. And even today, when I wanted to come over and visit you, I got a lady from my church to bring me. I wasn’t going to touch that bus boycott, sure wasn’t.

The room has become quiet and Lilian Taylor said, I know you have plenty help now but do you want me to bring you all some more coffee? She went to the kitchen and was followed by the white woman’s daughter. Who asked her, Lilian why do you treat my Mother like that? Why not just come out and say you support the boycott? Lilian said, honey, when you have your head in the lion’s mouth, you don’t snatch it out. You reach up and tickle him behind his ears and you draw your head out gradually.

Every Black woman in this country has her head in a lion’s mouth.

"

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Maya Angelou, A Song Flung Up to Heaven (via racismschool)

TABERNACLE (via tashabilities)

People need to understand this. When you are being held hostage by the oppressor, you have to say and do anything you can to let them free you. It’s like an episode in the Twilight Zone called “It’s A Good Life” when the adults agreed with the horrible things the “monster” boy was doing.

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"I sit before flowers
hoping they will train me in the art
of opening up

I stand on mountain tops believing
that avalanches will teach me to let go

I know
nothing

but I am here to learn."

- Shane Koyczan (via castlle)

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spiritualthot:

lisawithabee:

northgang:

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Shit I found one yes!

This needs WAY more notes.

Prince went natural!

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Asia: most beautiful girl in the world. she has the perfect ass to tit ratio and everybody likes her. she has lots of friends and all the girls are jealous of her and all the guys are jealous of the guy shes going out with.

Bitches.

-Kendra

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ikaythegod:

Watch the exclusive full lecture here.

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searchingforsafespaces:

belovelyessence:

Remake of “Try A Little Tenderness”/Otis Redding.

Thanks @myoldsoul for putting me on.

Teary eyed.

crowntilted
this is the video I was telling you about.

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"Come into me.
Let me remind you why human contact is an absolute necessity.
Let me grab those hips of yours, and bring you in close enough to show you that you will never lose me.
I want to bite your lips and fill your mouth with reasons why you’ll never want to belong to anyone else. I’ll let you trail your fingernails down my back as a map of the places you’ve taken me.
You’ll fill my ears with the noises you make and remind me that the only thing I want to get high off of is your laugh.
And when I whisper that I love you, it’ll never be out of secrecy, but rather out of the certainty that you literally leave me breathless."

- The Flame That Keeps Burning. (via hessaxo)

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"To my daughters I will say,
Never let anyone use your heart for a waiting room,
Don’t let them come in and sit, and walk around and play,
Not knowing exactly what they want to do with you.
Don’t let him stay, don’t entertain his play,
Don’t let him practice his waltz in and out of your life,
For your heart is not a dance floor; it is a home.
Ask for what you want and if he cannot give it to you,
You walk away.
Don’t spend another minute, hoping he will come around,
Because he won’t."

- Your heart is not a dance floor or a waiting room, E.F.E (via thesoulexpressionist)

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