White people destroyed 3/4s of the world for spices and have the nerve not to season their food.
this post wont die
Most men can strip a woman bare and make her feel vulnerable. Taking a woman into her darkness and leaving her there isn’t dominance, it’s abuse. It takes a real man to peer deep within her and make her feel safe enough to let go and be who she really is, beneath her fears, beneath her scars, knowing he cares enough to guide her back.
― (via chrissymiller89)
The worst part about being strong is that no one ever asks if you’re okay.
I don’t. I don’t want anybody else to touch you. I’m silly. I get furious if they touch you.
If they ask you about me, tell them “She was the only girl who loved me with honesty, and I broke her.”.
Shahrazad al-Khalij (via nizariat)
Really though(via janeejanetjane)
Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance.
I’m a black girl AND I’m skinny so it always comes as a surprise when black guys like me.
My mother used to say to me, ‘You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you.’ And these words played and bothered me, I didn’t really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume. It was something that I just had to be. And what my mother meant by saying that you can’t eat beauty is that you can’t rely on beauty to sustain you. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.