Women who wear African headresses at special...
bunandcheese: These colorful pieces are like crowns accentuating their lovely facial features. I would love to wear one in my home to feel majestic every day.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.– (via montepicou) My dreams need to be turned into goals.
An Open Letter to Kim Kardashian (kinda)
I’ve decided that I’m no longer mad at Kim Kardashian. What say you? Why was I mad at her in the first place? Well, I wasn’t necessarily mad, but I did dog her out whenever someone brought her up in conversation. Why? Because I can’t seem to stand individuals who have gained celebrity and/or massive amounts of money for reasons that are not, say, artistically sound. Why...
bunandcheeeese asked: Thanks, Love! My birthday is this upcoming Wednesday.
"...never as good as the first time..."
You know, once upon a time in 2008, I was doing a happy dance because I was graduating from school a year early. Now, in 2011, I’m trying to claw my way back into someone’s class. Anyone’s class. (Even an online class.) I miss school. I miss learning. Part of me even misses homework. (I know, I’m sick as hell.) I didn’t take advantage of many of the opportunities my...
"A woman is not written in braille, you don't have...
You better preach.
onceuponcemytime: quelindo: Don’t be with a man/marry a man unless you would be proud to have a son just like him. - @CupCake_Capo Makes sense Exactly.
Reblog if you have naturally curly hair.
Sex-negative messages don’t keep people from having sex. They keep people from...– Sex-Negative Education and the Spectre of Rape - Sex Positive Activism (via neonspandex) I’ve been thinking about sex a lot lately….not out of frustration, but sociologically. This confirmed some things I pondered on. (via adboyntonii) I wish I could sit in on a discussion for this with...
Regarding the quote
I was in the shower when Natalie Cole’s voice entered my head. “Nature Boy” was the song; her voice, magical, enchanting; at times, offering a darkness you shouldn’t be able to miss. Somehow, the dark tone forebodes—it says to the listener that if you don’t learn to love and be loved in return, then you will face a grave fate. I know that Natalie Cole did not...
And then one day, one magic day he passed my way and as we spoke of many...– Natalie Cole, “Nature Boy”
Can I live? (Wardrobe dilemma)
I need to go out. I need to dress up. Need to put on a tight dress and high heels and feel like a grown-ass woman. I need to find the type of social life that I want. (It’s the same type of social life that’s been eluding me ever since I realized I wanted it.) Y’all have no idea how frustrating this is… I feel like I’m regressing. I dressed up and wore heels more...
The horrors of this complex
I have no Internet. Fault of the apartment complex I’m in. I’m thankful to have someplace to stay, but can’t wait until I can get my own. Away from here. Anyhow, I have no Internet, and won’t until after I come back from Thanksgiving break. So, don’t forget about me, please.
I read a very powerful article on rape culture this morning (via Racialicious). As I sat and let the article steep in my mind, I saw a little girl walk by with skinny jeans, boots, and a tight top on. She’s probably in the second grade. And then, I saw another girl walk by. She’s in middle school, but that still makes no excuse for her not-as-tight-but-still-a-bit-much shirt and...
When your mom cries and you're just like
stillchasinghappiness: thekingslaststand: i don’t think i’ve ever seen a post with this many notes Because there’s nothing more universal than the feeling of impending doom you get when you see your mother crying. This is the post with highest notes on tumblr You talk about I turn to a fucking puddle when my mother cries… Like, what did I do wrong?? Who do I have to kill??? ...
Conversations with Sister, Tuesday
Sister: Joe Frazier AND Heavy D. Who's next man?
Me: WAIT WHAT?! Heavy D passed?!?!?!
Sister: Yeah he dead yall
Me: I just saw :(((( This is the WORST
Sister: Yeah tupac is next.
Me: .______. Dude shut up lol
Sister: Im just sayin doe. They die in threes
Me: They do. Andy Rooney was the first sir
Sister: Oh.....well tupac is next anyways
Sister: JUST SAYIN DOE
Satisfaction: what is it, truly, and where is the entirety of it hiding? For snatches of it cross my path, but for every piece I gain, another is lost. Part of me has begun to believe that this is what life will always be, but I can’t fully believe that. I refuse to accept that I will have to spend the rest of my life pretending to have attained satisfaction.
Love is easy, it’s your fears that get in the way. Success is already inside...– Jackson Kiddard, author & polymath. (via exposedbricks) THIS.
My thoughts on work
Work in this country, for too many people, is just a means to make money. Many people are stifling dreams to make dollars. I’ve always been terrified of this. Unless you’re doing what you love (and I mean LOVE), or you’re creating something, what does your work mean? To me, if I’m not doing either of those things, my work means nothing. The news of Heavy D’s...