“I don’t chase people anymore. I learned that I’m here, and I’m important. I’m not going to run after people to prove that I matter.”

I woke up this morning with my skin burning. I don’t trust you. But I don’t have the courage to tell you to your face.

“deep down in your cells. you know the truth. you are exquisite. and yes, you are that powerful. and it scares you.”
— nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
“And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.”
— Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love (via feelingsforsomethinglost)

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Melissa Harris-Perry, Black Female Voices: Who Is Listening?

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Melissa Harris-Perry, Black Female Voices: Who Is Listening?

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youngblackandvegan:

accras:

queensphynxe:

She just stared for the longest time.

OMG…I love this. This is important.

v important! representation matters more than words can express

but this picture about sums it up :)

(via chescaleigh)

“You crave the deepest connections with others, but you don’t trust to let anyone in.”

(via sexpends)

Damn…

(via satisfymiisoul)

“Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn’t have the courage to say “yes” to life?”
— Paulo Coelho (via kushandwizdom)

(via raysymone)

“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery—isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.”
— Charles Bukowski, (via kushandwizdom)

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