we often wonder if doing unto others as we want done to us or living in the light while others have fun in the dark will pay off, never forget God’s got you
its funny how so many black men openly hated macklemore and no one once said “why are black men so bitter and jealous of macklemore?” but let black women discuss how racist, untalented, and ignorant iggy azalea is and suddenly we’re all bitter black bitches jealous of the poor innocent white girl lmao
My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means “The road is good.” Quick lesson: My tribe is Igbo, and you name your kid something that tells your history and hopefully predicts your future. So anyway, in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.”
“give your daughters difficult names. give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. my name makes you want to tell me the truth. my name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right.” - Warsan Shire
It kind of sucks how lightly people take social anxiety. It’s not something you can ‘just get over.”
Little everyday tasks become a challenge. I have good and bad days and on the bad days, I’d rather be indoors by myself for days. The times I’m in public alone, I feel stared at and judged for reasons I can’t explain. Walking or going for a run at night seems better because of the shadows. I can’t use public pools without friend to accompany me if there are people around. I take forever to make a phone call to people I don’t know well for work/business. If I must go out alone, I wear clothes that I think won’t grab attention, I have headphones and music to block out other sound and I walk as fast as I can. I hate having people physically behind me. I hate constantly avoiding eye contact and conversation. I hate mumbling. I hate always thinking I sound stupid when I talk to people, I hate having major anxiety when I have to talk to certain people…it goes on for my bad days, but it doesn’t mean I lack confidence or that I’m not ridiculously articulate. I just have my days where other human beings stress me the fuck out.
I’m just really stressed out right now, guys. I really want some candy but I have to wait until it gets dark to take that 5 minute walk to the store lol. - Yagazie
i just wanna be financially stable while doing something i really fucking love and i want healthy relationships that help me evolve into an even better person than i already am!
To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.
Dear White People (x)
GO SEE IT. MAKE IT WORTH IT. PROVE THEM WRONG AND GO SEE THIS MOVIE.D: Have fun guysss. I’ll be there in spirittrishiaxpaula normanancee camiyogaom
Please see it again and again so they’ll bring it to my area.
^^^ because i don’t know when or even if it will come my way.
The bodies of two Tampa teenagers were discovered Thursday morning on a roadside in Duval County.Angelia Mangum, 19, and Tjhisha Ball, 18, were found about 1 a.m., according to law enforcement. A witness told Jacksonville news station WJAX the teenagers were bound with zip ties and lying on top of one another."Two witnesses were driving by and they saw bodies and they called 911," Sgt. T.K. Waters told news station WJXT.Officers were dispatched to Sisson Drive, near the intersection of Main Street North and Clark Road.Investigators suspect foul play and are trying to determine the causes of death."They were in an area where they would have been noticed, so I think it was fairly recently since they’d been left there,” Waters also told WJXT.A medical examiner has taken the bodies to determine the cause of death."I just don’t understand what happened," Ball’s sister, Crystal Moore, said.According to Moore, both women had been living in the Jacksonville area off and on for approximately a year and a half."I feel like sometimes that I failed," Ball’s mother, Jerlean Moore, said. "What could I have done? What could I have taught her better? It hurts…it really hurts."It’s a pain that’s only worsened by the fact that no one has been caught.
let’s care just as much about black girls being murdered as we do about black boys. signal boost.
why are white people so scared of saying the word black but not nigga?
White women have the privilege of being able to ignore, mock or deride women of color and still be taken seriously as feminists.
Women of color have no choice but to treat white women with nothing but deference and respect if they want to be taken seriously as feminists.
Do you see the double standard?