1. khromejio:

    prettyboyshyflizzy:

    chillona:

    poetic-ness:

    l0oooveeeee:

    And the church said?

    Amen’d

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    yaaas u betterrr preachh

    True solidarity

    Yes. 

    Reblogged from: blackbeatnik
  2. Vodka and Rose Petals

Three years since you left me gasping,
since the thieves of light chased me away,
denying the gift of you ever existed.
Life now thrift store bargains for strangers. 


Three years since the mantle
swept clean of rose petals and dog hair,
kitchen scrubbed so empty the ghost 
of Grey Goose can’t find the freezer. 


Three years since your scent filled me.
Perfume soaked Qtip in the desk drawer
of the smoky office now fails 
to summon your fading details. 


Three years since. Color should 
be back in my wardrobe but
dark has always been my choice.
You were the kaleidoscope, extinguished. 
    Vodka and Rose Petals
    Three years since you left me gasping,
    since the thieves of light chased me away,
    denying the gift of you ever existed.
    Life now thrift store bargains for strangers. 

    Three years since the mantle
    swept clean of rose petals and dog hair,
    kitchen scrubbed so empty the ghost 
    of Grey Goose can’t find the freezer. 

    Three years since your scent filled me.
    Perfume soaked Qtip in the desk drawer
    of the smoky office now fails 
    to summon your fading details. 

    Three years since. Color should 
    be back in my wardrobe but
    dark has always been my choice.
    You were the kaleidoscope, extinguished. 
  3. grilledsneakers:

    This is what the people of Ferguson are up against and if you still don’t think that this is a big deal then you need to wake the fuck up

    Reblogged from: denisejollyspoken
  4. nowinexile:

    The last words said by Black youth murdered by policemen. 

    Reblogged from: prettydeadhair
  5. You, who would not ever consider suicide:

    Please remember those of us 

    who considered it in the first grade.

    Your standards are not ours.

    Your condescension is not helpful.

    You, who would call us selfish, 

    remember Oscar Wilde said

    “Selfishness is not living your life

    as you wish, it is asking others

    to live their lives as you wish.”

    You, who would control the manner

    and moment of death to suit you.

    No thank you. When I decide the pain

    is too great, you do not even enter the equation.

    My life is not yours, it is mine, and my death 

    is always beyond your control.

    Shut the fuck up about how it hurts you.

    You would call me a coward in the face of This?

    Had I been hit by a bus it would hurt you less?

    My end is not yours. If I had cancer

    it would be no less terminal. Some survive, 

    some don’t.

    You protest? Fuck you. Remember this:

    Your judgement at this moment speaks 

    more of your lack of sympathy

    than it ever did of my choice.

  6. 8 days since I left the house. Maybe I will once the hyenas chose another target.

    8 days since I left the house. Maybe I will once the hyenas chose another target.

    Reblogged from: worn-whorehouse-stairs
  7. Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde

    mocada-museum:

    baldwin-lorde

    JB: One of the dangers of being a Black American is being schizophrenic, and I mean ‘schizophrenic’ in the most literal sense. To be a Black American is in some ways to be born with the desire to be white. It’s a part of the price you pay for being born here, and it affects every Black…

    Reblogged from: mocada-museum
  8. NSFW: Why Facebook Hates My Ass: Navigating Radical Self Love and Hypocrisy on Facebook

    thebodyisnotanapology:

    Written By Sonya Renee Taylor

    Founder/CEO The Body is Not An Apology

    This piece is an installment in the #WhenWeSayYES Campaign

    image

    [In this photo: Sonya Renee Taylor, an African American cis woman is leaning over. Only her backside, vulva (which is blurred out) and a portion of her thighs…

    Reblogged from: thebodyisnotanapology
  9. Reblogged from: ratak-monodosico
  10. Engine : A Yes to Bipolar by Guest Writer Rachel McKibbens

    thebodyisnotanapology:

    Rachel McKibbens essay is submitted as part of The Body is Not An Apology’s #WhenWeSayYES Campaign. Raising money to build the world’s most powerful radical self love website. Give Here: www.igg.me/at/whenwesayyes

    image

    [Image: This is a photo of author Rachel McKibbens. She is a Latina…

    Radical Self Love means no shame. Outing yourself with an invisible illness takes incredible courage. Rachel McKibbens shows hers here.

    Reblogged from: thebodyisnotanapology
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