I’m tired of the naked, raped, beaten black woman body. I want to see an image of black femaleness that alters our universe.bell hooks in conversation with Melissa Harris Perry over the representation of black women in films, like 12 Years A Slave, at the event "Black Female Voices: Who is Listening?" (via unapologeticexistence)
willow tree branches sway
to the beats of the small town
sweet and slow
and the summertime heat
brings on the crazy
under the willow tree branches
that’s another story
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.Buddha (via purplebuddhaproject)
why does peace
Anyone who believes 300 years of oppression can be undone in a 50 year span does not have a basic comprehension of how this subjugation can become internalized and normalized, thus continuing to be a serous social issue
if I offered you $20, would you take it?
How about if I crumpled it up?
Stepped on it?
you would probably take it even though it was crumpled and stepped on it. Do you know why?
Because it is still $20, and its worth has not changed.
The same goes for you; if you have a bad day, or if something bad happens to you, you are not worthless.
if someone crumples you up or steps on you, your worth does not change. You are still just as valuable as you were before.