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❝ Some words build houses in your throat. And they live there, content and on fire. ❞

— Nayyirah Waheed (via aestheticintrovert)
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❝ My mother instilled in me that you don’t apologise for being a woman. There’s no apology in my femininity. ❞

— Lupita Nyong’o via let it go  (via quaint-hearts)
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❝ I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game. ❞

Toni Morrison (via jaegerjaques)

I’ve already blogged this before but it basically sums up my entire philosophy much better than I ever could so here we are.

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❝ What makes the non-South Asian person’s use of the bindi problematic is the fact that a pop star like Selena Gomez wearing one is guaranteed to be better received than I would if I were to step out of the house rocking a dot on my forehead. On her, it’s a bold new look; on me, it’s a symbol of my failure to assimilate. On her, it’s unquestionably cool; on me, it’s yet another marker of my Otherness, another thing that makes me different from other American girls. If the use of the bindi by mainstream pop stars made it easier for South Asian women to wear it, I’d be all for its proliferation — but it doesn’t. They lend the bindi an aura of cool that a desi woman simply can’t compete with, often with the privilege of automatic acceptance in a society when many non-white women must fight for it. ❞

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❝ When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. ❞

— Eckhart Tolle (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
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cigabrettemichaels:

coral-fangs:

comealongmisspond:

vajoochie:

how do boys look good without makeup

Because society hasn’t told boys they look bad without it

shots fired

Holy shit

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❝ She was laughing even as we kissed and kissed again. There is no better taste than someone else’s laughter in your mouth. ❞

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❝ Telling a young girl she can’t wear what she wants because it’s not appropriate encourages the idea that men’s reactions should dictate society’s norms, and that all women are meta-Eves, tempting and ensnaring men with our sultry-eyed gaze. My parents’ culture is steeped in patriarchy, in the philosophy of the one-step machismo machine, where there is just one kind of man, and two kinds of women: the angel and the whore. These limited ideas of masculinity breed men who want ownership of women. ❞

— Fariha Roison (via girl-violence)
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