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blacknaturals:

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HER SKIN IS FREAKING FLAWLESS OMG

blacknaturals:

HER SKIN IS FREAKING FLAWLESS OMG

Ever notice makeover shows on TV, how the black woman has natural hair (coarse, coily, kinky, or curly) in the ugly “before” picture, and in the pretty “after” picture, somebody’s taken a hot piece of metal and singed her hair straight? Some black women, AB and NAB, would rather run naked in the street than come out in public with their natural hair. Because, you see, it’s not professional, sophisticated, whatever, it’s just not damn normal. (Please, commentors, don’t tell me it’s the same as a white woman who doesn’t color her hair.) When you DO have natural Negro hair, people think you “did” something to you hair. Actually, the folk with the Afros and dreads are the ones who haven’t “done” anything to their hair.

askclint:

If you are reading this, you have survived your entire life up until this point.

You have survived traumas, heartbreak, devastation, the elements, different phases of life. And here you are.

You go, motherfucker. You’re awesome.

(via queenofchalices)

centuriespast:

This hollow cast votive statue of the goddess Neith originally held a walking staff. This statue was deposited at a cult center of the goddess, whose chief temple was at Sais. Neith was a goddess of war. She also was the patron deity of weavers.

Egypt, Bubastis

Period: Late Period

Twenty-Sixth Dynasty

Twenty-Seventh Dynasty

Date Made: 664 - 405 B.C.E.

Penn Museum

erimikat:

cat-on-themoon:

Frida Kahlo 1920 - 2014

STOP THIS FUCKING BULLSHIT This is not the first thing I should see when I go on the Friday Kahlo tagUghUghUghFrida Kahlo was one of the strongest most influential women to ever exist in Mexico and the world as a wholeHow dare youHow fucking dare youNoYou do not take one of my few latina feminist role models and taint her with your patriarchal western society view of beautyFuck youAs a Mexican female who is hoping to make an impact on the world through the arts, finding such a strong feminist role model who I can connect to because of cultural backgrounds is hard enough to findHow dare you do this shit

erimikat:

cat-on-themoon:

Frida Kahlo 1920 - 2014

STOP THIS FUCKING BULLSHIT
This is not the first thing I should see when I go on the Friday Kahlo tag
Ugh
Ugh
Ugh
Frida Kahlo was one of the strongest most influential women to ever exist in Mexico and the world as a whole
How dare you
How fucking dare you
No
You do not take one of my few latina feminist role models and taint her with your patriarchal western society view of beauty
Fuck you
As a Mexican female who is hoping to make an impact on the world through the arts, finding such a strong feminist role model who I can connect to because of cultural backgrounds is hard enough to find
How dare you do this shit

(via thisiseverydayracism)

onlinecounsellingcollege:

1. Accept that it is normal, and something you’d expect.
2. Talk about your feelings with someone you know well. Don’t bury how you feel and pretend that you’re OK.
3. Look after yourself – get plenty of sleep, take time for exercise, and make sure you eat well.
4. Ask when you’re confused, or…

For any of my followers starting or retuening to college.

bsaajill:

Have a gif of baby girl yawning. :3


OMFG this game destroyed my emotions forever. 😢

bsaajill:

Have a gif of baby girl yawning. :3

OMFG this game destroyed my emotions forever. 😢

(via thisgirlgames)

avecjulienne:

Afro Goth


OH YES.

avecjulienne:

Afro Goth

OH YES.

(via raychillster)

political-linguaphile:

Did you know Frida Kahlo actually went the extra mile and used makeup to make her natural mustache even darker. She gave no fucks about racist beauty standards and was trying to make you uncomfortable so fuck everyone who’s ever said she would have been prettier if she just did something about her facial hair. 

(via insanityandvanityy)

thisblackwitch:

queen-of-love-and-beauty:

Men who can’t cook, clean, or even do their own laundry are not “cute” and “in need of a woman to care for them”. They are spoiled brats so dependent on gender roles that they never bothered to learn the minimal skills to take care of themselves.

They’re also not dateable because of their hyper-dependency

And they should be avoided at all costs unless you want to be his new mother.

bacon-dragon:

Mind blown

(via heftyhideaway)

Give yourself permission to immediately walk away from anything that gives you bad vibes. There is no need to explain or make sense of it. Just trust what you feel.

It’s an old self-portrait, but yes, it’s me.

(via roslinatreidesdance)

The primary causes of poverty lie not in individual behavior at all, but in specific social and historical structures, in forces outside any single person’s control. If you haven’t lived it or even seen it firsthand, there’s almost no way to imagine it. Living in the ghetto, one faces problems with public housing, family violence, drug and alcohol abuse, the drug trade, negligent landlords, criminals, illness, guns, isolation, hunger, ethnic antagonisms, racism, and other obviously negative forces. Even forces that might seem positive in other circumstances- the law, the media, government, neighbors, police- can, in the ghetto context, make life miserable for the poor. And one has to contend will all of these forces- any one of which might be overwhelming- all at once, without a break. Turn to deal with one problem, and three attack you from behind. Experience a little unexpected bad luck, and you find yourself instantly drowning. The cumulative effect of the ‘surround’ is more than the sum of any of these individual forces. There is simply no space to breathe.

American society has generally tried to confine private charity and governmental assistance to the ‘deserving’, while insisting that the ‘undeserving poor’ improve their character as a condition for receiving relief. Like many people in our individualistic culture, the poor ultimately blame themselves for their lack of success, and can easily lose whatever self-confidence they have been able to muster. What little public assistance exists is often administered in ways that make it difficult to move back into the world of self-sufficiency, especially when self-sufficiency is defined as a series of exhausting jobs that don’t pay a living wage. The causes of ghetto poverty do not lie in the individual behavior of inner city African Americans, but lie primarily in forces outside their control. It is up to them to do what they humanly can; it is up to the rest of society to change existing programs and create new ones to allow everyone to enjoy a decent standard of living
Urban Injustice: How Ghettos Happen by David Hilfiker, M.D, xii & xv,  69, 58, & 128 (via twentyfirstcenturyvagabond)

(via witchsistah)