Just put on dark lipstick and act like nothing happened

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"If slavery persists as an issue in the political life of black America, it is not because of an antiquarian obsession with bygone days or the burden of a too-long memory, but because black lives are still imperiled and devalued by a racial calculus and a political arithmetic that were entrenched centuries ago. This is the afterlife of slavery - skewed life chances, limited access to healthcare and education, premature death, incarceration, and impoverishment. I, too, am the afterlife of slavery."
Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother: A Journey ALong the Atlantic Slave Route, pp. 6 (via howtobeterrell)

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"To look at her, you might not guess that inside she is laughing and crying, at her own stupidities and luckinesses, and at the strange enigmatic ways of the world which she will spend a lifetime trying to learn and understand."
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (via the-girl-that-no-one-ever-knows)

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"I wanted to be
the full moon
that guided you,
not the one you
howled at."
Y.Z, Falling in love with wolves (via rustyvoices)

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"The unfolding of the bare human soul…that is what interests me."
"When someone shows you their heart, their past, their wounds, they have entrusted you with the deepest part of themselves. It is the part of themselves that makes them uniquely beautiful. To be trusted in this way is a great honor. Guard that trust with your life."
Yasmin Mogahed  (via 8burnsr3d)

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"For it is not the anger of Black women which is dripping down over this globe like a diseased liquid. It is not my anger that launches rockets, spends over sixty thousand dollars a second on missiles and other agents of war and death, pushes opera singers off rooftops, slaughters children in cities, stockpiles nerve gas and chemical bombs, sodomizes our daughters and our earth. It is not the anger of Black women which corrodes into blind, dehumanizing power, bent upon the annihilation of us all unless we meet it with what we have, our power to examine and to redefine the terms upon which we will live and work; our power to envision and to reconstruct, anger by painful anger, stone upon heavy stone, a future of pollinating difference and the earth to support our choices."
Audre Lorde, “The Uses of Anger” (via so-treu)

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