1. gladi8rs:

    Do I have a stamp on my forehead that says, ”The National Spokesperson for the Plight of Black People”? How the hell should I know the black perspective on The Color Purple? That’s it, if I don’t change classes, I’m gonna hurt this fool. Teachers treat me like I’m some kind of Rosetta stone for African-Americans. What? Black people learn how to read, and we all miraculously come to the same conclusion?

    ^ BRILLIANT. This need for a monolith is the biggest, unspoken issue. Sorry not here to make your understanding easy. People are people and they differ. Sorry that it is inconvenient for your linear, retrograde concept of humanity. I’m not here to fit in your limited perception of anything that is not your likeness.

  2. whogivesmestrength:

    chantelbrenna:

    squidsqueen:

    What makes me so happy about this is that she isn’t telling you you must love your body or that you are obligated to. She saying you have permission to. And that’s important, because there are a lot of reasons why people have trouble with self-love.  But the idea that you aren’t supposed to love your body, that you aren’t allowed to for whatever reason, needs to be crushed. If you can’t love you body right now, if your body causes you pain or disphoria or distress, you aren’t required to love it. But you are ALLOWED to. You are entitled to the chance to make peace with your body, if you ever reach a point where you are ready to. No one else should be trying to stop you.

    Sometimes I see or read things, and I didn’t realize that I needed them until they are two GIFs of Nicki Minaj and some amazing commentary that come across my dash and I instantly burst in to tears and feel a weight lifted off my chest.

    This is so important

  3. Dascha Polanco attends the Rolando Santana Fashion Show at NYFW

  4. babiegyrle:

crazy-4-breezy:

Ugh I want them both

This is still my fav gif lol

    babiegyrle:

    crazy-4-breezy:

    Ugh I want them both

    This is still my fav gif lol

  5. curvybex:

lifeweightsandpavement:

Way too powerful an image here…
This speaks volume about the standards expected in society on how one should look. And how young we begin to be bombarded with these standards…

This nearly made me cry I think of my daughter when I see this and is exactly why I ban girly magazines in my house

    curvybex:

    lifeweightsandpavement:

    Way too powerful an image here…

    This speaks volume about the standards expected in society on how one should look. And how young we begin to be bombarded with these standards…

    This nearly made me cry I think of my daughter when I see this and is exactly why I ban girly magazines in my house