The wounded child inside many females is a girl who was taught from early childhood on that she must become something other than herself, deny her true feelings, in order to attract and please others.
bell hooks  (via excrutiate)

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ourblackproject:

Black bodies have been dehumanized since our horrific introduction with European culture and white supremacy. The white gaze has despised, violated and objectified the Black female body. The narrow European (and Black) standards of beauty have to be dismantled all together. Not all Black women have big hips and big butts. Not all have small waists. This photo set, though only limited by the amount of photos that could be uploaded, attempts to broaden that standard of beauty to include Black women of all shapes and sizes. 

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mylifeissoconfusing:

neoliberalismkills:

a man who gets what he wants out of life

me


salparadisewasright:

stoneandbloodandwater:

forthegothicheroine:

youkoofthelovespot:

jali-jali:

charmory:

this is the most romantic thing i’ve seen all day

No shit. That tom cat was like:

"This thorn invested wall means nothing."

"I will gladly walk on it a thousand times over, if that means I could be with you, my lady."

and the lady cat was all:

"My brave darling."

OOOPS MY HAND SLIPPED!!

Suddenly my muse insisted me to draw the personification version of the last pic, and who am I to reject inspiration when it comes so willingly to me? At least this will help with the artblock issue I currently have to deal with.

Russian imperial era inspired because hot damn.

Note: I tried google reverse image (and other reverse image search engines) those photos and came up with nothing. I wish I knew the original photographer because I want to love hug him/her so hard for capturing such inspiring moments.

OMG that’s the cutest thing ever and the best courtly love ah so brilliant.

Few romantic heroes could do better.

I don’t post cats often but that illustration.

that illustration!!

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royalblackpirate:

You ever see something that makes you want to laugh and cry at the same damn time?

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ourblackproject:

The Black body, more so of women, have stood on the opposite side of the narrow Eurocentric standards of beauty. Black hairstyles have defiantly rebelled against and even when straightened added creative magic of Blackness and Boldness. 

Black hair, whether relaxed or natural, locked or shaven is beautiful. Black women are beautiful. 

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youngblackandvegan:

yes, love is a feeling

but a relationship needs more than just feelings to last 

love is a start

but it’s not enough

things like trust and commitment and growth and consistency of care

those are things in addition to love that make a relationship work


youngblackandvegan:

you keep looking for warm bodies as the only criteria for a person to date

just someone, anyone will do

just someone to keep you warm and who’s interested in you

and then you wonder why it doesn’t work

why your immediate needs are satisfied but you still feel unfulfilled

This is important.




inlovewiththepractice:

I heard this on the radio. Mike Brown was a kid who didn’t want to play football, even though he had the body for it. When asked why, he told his friends that he didn’t want to hit anybody.

This is the child that they’re going to paint as a thug. 

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huffleist-of-puffs:

cumber-bitches:

Stop making books into films and start making them into a tv show so we could have a lot more detail to them and they can stick to the book easier.

I thought this was going to make me annoyed but everything turned out better than expected

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humansofnewyork:

"I’m embarrassed to say this, but I’ll say it. I’ve had a really hard time finding work, so I’ve been living with my grandmother. And she’s told me recently that she doesn’t have the money to feed me. So I’ve been eating at my friend’s house. I go over there, and I’m too embarrassed to ask for anything, but his dad always insists. He says: ‘Why aren’t you eating? Please, eat!’ This has really caused my idea of ‘family’ to widen. I’ve learned that your family can be anyone."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Life. It happens to us all.

humansofnewyork:

"I’m embarrassed to say this, but I’ll say it. I’ve had a really hard time finding work, so I’ve been living with my grandmother. And she’s told me recently that she doesn’t have the money to feed me. So I’ve been eating at my friend’s house. I go over there, and I’m too embarrassed to ask for anything, but his dad always insists. He says: ‘Why aren’t you eating? Please, eat!’ This has really caused my idea of ‘family’ to widen. I’ve learned that your family can be anyone."

(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Life. It happens to us all.


killbenedictcumberbatch:

voodouqueen:

glight1994:

icyarguments:

Because why go outside (gasp!) and get involved when you can just like and reblog posts from the comfort of your home.

Because sometimes you’re young, and can’t leave your area, or parents won’t let You get involved. so the only thing you can do is spread the message so someone who can help will see it. 

"Aaaand made a comic to make people feel bad about themselves, when I’m not doing anything either. Gee that was good use of my time." 

(also disabilities or social anxieties, not being where the chaos is happening, etc) but idk why you guys act like tumblr activists never go to protests. A lot of us do, we’re actually more likely to. We jus realize that spreading awareness on this platform is needed to further efforts, thats the point of protests to not only to get attention of ppl in charge but to spread awareness. If u honestly are more concerned w oppressor feelings rather than gettin out info about the oppressed, OP you are in no way either activists. Plus “make love not war” is the corniest overused shit and i feel like u’ve either never been to a recent protest or only been to a white one rioting over “why is my water so spicy !!!” finally, often posts like “white people ruin everything” are jus rants from frustrated poc since this is a blogging site and also a safe place. We are in fact oppressed by whites and those posts arent harming anyone bc whites are so highly privileged. Quit bein a punk.

niggas is literally protesting and getting arrested and shot at b I’ve got to put my neck on the line so your smug ass can feel higher than me
instead of drawing this shitty, ugly, overused and overdone comic, you could literally just gone to a protest or something, since that’s the “best” option

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