mgrable, mane

ewurajaja:

Recorded on Jay-Z’s iPhone. No amped mic, no reverb. JUST Bey.

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She sang that song. Will reblog this every time

I sure will Bey anytime

suicideblonde:

The Grand Budapest Hotel

There is really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’, there is only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard
Arundhati Roy (via raygender)
Affirmations.♥

ananicola:

I deserve love.
I deserve this life.
I am stronger than my past.
I am stronger than the dark.

I am glory.
I am light.

Women reading romances are being encouraged to accept the idea that violence heightens and intensifies sexual pleasure. They are also encouraged to believe that violence is a sign of masculinity and a gesture of male care, that the degree to which a man becomes violently angry corresponds to the intensity of his affection and care. Therefore, women readers learn that passive acceptance of violence is essential if they are to receive the rewards of love and care. This is often the case in women’s lives. They may accept violence in intimate relationships, whether heterosexual or lesbian, because they do not wish to give up that care. They see enduring abuse as the price they pay. They know they can live without abuse ; they do not think they can live without care.

bell hooks, Feminist Theory, From Margin To Center

(via mamie-caro)

Be committed, not attached. But more importantly, know the difference.
~ Kai Alexander, Lessons in Life #21 (via conflictingheart)

gradientlair:

#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.

Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous. 

I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. 

conflictingheart:

A baby elephant will suck it’s trunk like a human baby sucks it’s thumb for comfort