How alone they were, how removed from this woman, this ordinary woman who had...– Gwendolyn Brooks (via onceuponapoet)
To refuse to be conscious of what we are feeling at any time, however...– Audre Lorde, “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power,” (1978)
Instead, one night I sat in one row, she sat in another, and I longed for her in...– by Kima Jones | California Dreaming | LovedLettered @LovedLettered is a letter writing project stared by Kima Jones (@sweat_btwn) and Zora (@zero317). Visit the site, read the letters, submit your own here.
‘The Lone White Gunman’ is a half-truth. They are never lone, but they are...– Son of Baldwin (via sonofbaldwin) This is the realest shit ever. As much as it’s portrayed everywhere that POC are armed and dangerous, I will go on to say that I’ve never been worried about a POC being armed. In all my years of living (which isn’t very long), I never knew a single POC with a gun,...
All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.– Sally Ride, dead today at age 61 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Thank you, Sally. (via jtotheizzoe)
I am not proposing that sexual violence and domestic violence will no longer...– —Rebecca Farr, Communities Against Rape and Abuse (via theredtree)
Social Text: I am not an activist. This is not a... →
So when it came to be OWS’s turn to speak at the student summit, after the conventional introductions, my offer was “Don’t call yourself an activist.” Feeling the need to clarify (most of the other activists seemed slightly confused), what followed was “If you call yourself an activist, it says to people ‘there’s a certain kind of person called “the...
It was all God’s plan.– George Zimmerman would do nothing differently. (via think-progress)
Anonymous asked: who cares if many latinos are Black? juan crow is still appropriation of af-am suffering.
Contrary to my public reputation, I don’t hate this country. If I hated this...– James Baldwin (via notime4yourshit)
i am accused of tending to the past | Lucille...
I am accused of tending to the past i am accused of tending to the past as if i made it, as if i sculpted it with my own hands. i did not. this past was waiting for me when i came, a monstrous unnamed baby, and i with my mother’s itch took it to breast and named it History. she is more human now, learning languages everyday, remembering faces, names and dates. when she is strong enough to...
“The argument about the existence of an ‘athletic gene’ has a long sordid...– David Leonard quoted in Documentary Argues Black Olympians Dominate Games Because They’re Well Bred Descendants of Slaves - COLORLINES http://bit.ly/Nc10Lk (via jmjohnso)
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An open letter to Atlanta’s Feminist Women’s... →
freedominwickedness: cisnormativity: Your treatment policy and core values at the Feminist Women’s Health Center were recently brought to light online before several feminist communities — including fourth-wave trans feminists like me — on how your clinic adequately treats cis women and trans men. Your clinic, in contradiction to its name, the Feminist Women’s Health Center, categorically...