College Senior.
Gambian Export.
Trying To Find Peace In The Now.
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wear your armor

whether it’s makeup, a band tshirt, your fandom pins, tattoos, jewelry, your favorite ripped pair of jeans, or something no one else can touch or see like your favorite song repeating like a mantra in your head, the sound of your own heartbeat, or the knowledge that you were brave enough to get out of bed today when everything else inside you said “no”

wear your armor and kick ass

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The universalizing pretensions of western philosophy, which by its very abstractness and distance from vulgar reality seemed to be all-inclusive of human experience, are thereby shown to be illusory. White (male) philosophy’s confrontation of Man and Universe, or even Person and Universe, is really predicated on taking personhood for granted and thus excludes the differential experience of those who have ceaselessly had to fight to have their personhood recognized in the first place.

— Charles W. Mills, Blackness Visible (via ganjagremlins)

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The sun is perfect and you woke this morning. You have enough language in your mouth to be understood. You have a name, and someone wants to call it. Five fingers on your hand and someone wants to hold it. If we just start there, every beautiful thing that has and will ever exist is possible. If we start there, everything, for a moment, is right in the world.

— Warsan Shire  (via nicole-dreambook)

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― Liv & Ingmar (2012)"…and that’s a good lesson to learn in life. Let go.”


― Liv & Ingmar (2012)
"…and that’s a good lesson to learn in life. Let go.

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NYC. Staten Island. Method Man with his girlfriend and muse Shortie, at home. 1995.

this was me n my old hunnny

i miss em :-(

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Instead of insane, say unreal.

Instead of crazy, say unbelievable.

Instead of calling someone a psycho, call them an asshole.

Instead of stupid, say awful.

Instead of dumb, say bad.

Taking ableist language out of your vocabulary is simple and will help widen your vocabulary.

This is important to me as a mental health service provider. It’s isolating yet so easy to call something “crazy”. I’ve been using bananas or intense lately.

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Alliance Française, Kaolack, Senegal.


Alliance Française, Kaolack, Senegal.

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If white American feminist theory need not deal with the differences between us, and the resulting difference in our oppressions, then how do you deal with the fact that the women who clean your houses and tend your children while you attend conferences on feminist theory are, for the most part, poor women and women of Color? What is the theory behind racist feminism?

— Audre Lorde (via bad-dominicana)

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I’m glad that Shonda Rhimes saw me and said "Why not?" That’s what makes her a visionary. That’s what makes her iconic. I think that beauty is subjective. I’ve heard that statement (less classically beautiful) my entire life. Being a dark-skinned Black woman, you heard it from the womb. And "classically not beautiful" is a fancy term for saying ugly. And denouncing you. And erasing you. Now…it worked when I was younger. It no longer works for me now. It’s about teaching a culture how to treat you. Because at the end of the day, you define you.

Viola Davis response to being called “less classically beautiful” in the NY Times article. (via thediaryofnikkiv)

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Sometimes I come crashing down inside myself without anyone noticing.

— Yehuda Amichai, You Mustn’t Show Weakness   (via lipstick-bullet)

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