The Angry Black Woman is a racist trope used to deny black women their humanity. Black women aren’t allowed to be complicated — they’re just angry. Black women aren’t allowed to be upset or vulnerable — they’re just angry. Black women are not allowed justifiable reactions to the myriad of bullshit — racist, sexist and otherwise — that they face. Oh, you know those black ladies are just so angry all the time.

The New York Times, Shonda Rhimes & How to Get Away With Being Racist (via americanbornterror)
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And even after all my logic and my theory, I add a ‘muhfucka’ so you ignorant niggas hear me.

Lauryn Hill (via cashmerethoughtsss)
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tarargh:

i only have two speed settings for blogging: “makes you wonder if theyre even still active” or “your entire dash is nothing but me”

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Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.

Gustave Flaubert (via hqlines)


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Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.

C. Assaad (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
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A thousand dreams within me softly burn.
From time to time my heart is like some oak
whose blood runs golden where a branch is torn.

Arthur Rimbaud, from “Evening Prayer,” Arthur Rimbaud: Complete Works, trans. Paul Schmidt (Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2008)
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scissor:

when u make a joke and the whole class laughs

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I, to you, am lost in the gorgeous errors of flesh.

Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
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