"Our latest song… now it is not addressed primarily to white people, though it does not put you down in any way, it simply ignores you."
Nina Simone, “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black”
"Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth"
Iyanla Vanzant (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Gotta keep this in mind.
"There’s no point to a guy yelling, “Hey sexy baby” at me out of the passenger window of a car as it speeds past. Even if I was into creepy misogynists and wanted to give him my number, I couldn’t. The car didn’t even slow down. But that’s okay, because he wasn’t actually hitting on me. The point wasn’t to proposition me or chat me up. The only point was to remind me, and all women, that our bodies are his to stare at, assess, comment on, even touch. “Hey sexy baby” is the first part of a sentence that finishes, “this is your daily message from the patriarchy, reminding you that your body is public property”."
- My First Name Ain’t Baby: ‘Hey Baby’ and Street Harassment (via official-mens-frights-activist)
"Yes to life. Yes to love. Yes to generosity."
Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks p. 197
"And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too."
The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
*reblogging again in case you didnt see it the first time.
(Source: wordsthat-speak, via daughterofdiaspora)