1. "Telling a young girl she can’t wear what she wants because it’s not appropriate encourages the idea that men’s reactions should dictate society’s norms, and that all women are meta-Eves, tempting and ensnaring men with our sultry-eyed gaze. My parents’ culture is steeped in patriarchy, in the philosophy of the one-step machismo machine, where there is just one kind of man, and two kinds of women: the angel and the whore. These limited ideas of masculinity breed men who want ownership of women."
    — Fariha Roison (via girl-violence)

    (Source: voirsully, via cherry-p0ppins)


  2. y’all sleep on my poetry / music but I’m telling you, give me a few more years to establish myself… I’ve been through some shit, I’ve got a lot to say, and it’ll all come out onto paper eventually.


  3. That day I slipped

    and fell down

    between two floorboards,

    shoes tapping above me
tap-tap-tapping me to death
your muffled laugh echoing-


    echoing down from the dark
    like a god, throat full of splinters
where my voice should be,

    you couldn’t hear me screaming
    and you did not look for me.


  4. "The daily routine of most adults is so heavy and artificial that we are closed off to much of the world. We have to do this in order to get our work done. I think one purpose of art is to get us out of those routines. When we hear music or poetry or stories, the world opens up again."
    — Ursula LeGuin (via nathanielstuart)

    (via u-strasana)


  5. I’d rather be vain than a lot of things


  6. Some of y’all need to have your Instagram picture commenting privileges revoked permanently


  7. Rude ass allergies

  8. Grilled Daiya jack style cheese, tempeh bacon, tomatoes and homemade BBQ sauce sandwich + arugula.


  9. You taught me
    not to romanticize emotional people

    that emotional is not
    a synonym for sensitive.


  10. Petition to retire the heart eyes emoji


  11. "The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side."
    — James Baldwin. (via quotedojo)

    (via mr-sali)

  12. strangelybeautifulworld:


    like how much more obvious does this need to be made for people to get it?

    this isnt even an exaggeration 

    like at all

    (Source: america-wakiewakie, via hoebottts)

  13. Hey, hope you had a good day :)


  14. "Sometimes in black communities we forget that black girls are girls, not little women. My friend then shared with me her own story of being sexually abused and ending up pregnant and in need of an abortion at age 12 because her family members irresponsibly left her with a male family friend. The first time a 12-year-old black girl ever told me she had been raped, I, too, was 12 and she was a friend. The second time, I was a 22-year-old teacher, and the 12-year-old was my student.

    I realize now, having heard a version of this story, yet again, that as gut-wrenching as these stories are, among black girls they are not uncommon; they are not even remarkable. So many of the highly educated black women you see went to hell and back before reaching the age of 18. Education has become our drug of choice.

    […]For black girls, educational achievement is not always the best indicator of a stable, happy home life. For me, education offered a goal and reward structure that was predictable and that I could control, simply by doing what was asked of me. In the midst of so many things I could not control, school was attractive. I imagine that for many black girls the narrative is similar."