Must it be? It Must be!

funkchunk:

Leikeli47 :: Cuarenta Y Siete


dope!

dynamicafrica:

Reminds me of this quote, “It’s bad enough … when a country gets colonized, but when the people do as well! That’s the end, really, that’s the end.”
― Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous Conditions.

Watch more from this Baldwin discussion.

(Source: coeursfideles)

“How about when you adopt a language or vice versa, and this language is not able to express your own native language or peculiar experience, i.e. mother tongue and world view, and [yet] the native language hasn’t expanded enough to meet the demands of your global experiences. Worst of all you don’t know how to write in your mother tongue; yet this language you have adopted is beginning to think for you and therefore interprets your experiences contrary to what you mean. The language you have adopted is subverting your own psychic self. You grow to distrust the language itself. You are caught in a situation where you cannot communicate anymore. So can you hold the writer responsible for even not writing at all neither the language he has adopted nor his native language?”
— Kabu Okai­ Davies, interview with Keith Waldrop (via thotb0t)

Oh my gosh, my exact sentiments eloquently put and expanded. Wow!

(via xauvert)

radicalheart82:

dboodoofortune:

Remember,
treat yourself with tenderness.
You are not an apology, not an offering, not a mistake or a weapon.
You are a miracle,
A warm, divine creature.
Walk, live, rest in that awareness,
each bone lit from the inside
with love.<3



Oh my god. Yes.I need this painting in my life.

radicalheart82:

dboodoofortune:

Remember,

treat yourself with tenderness.

You are not an apology, not an offering, not a mistake or a weapon.

You are a miracle,

A warm, divine creature.

Walk, live, rest in that awareness,

each bone lit from the inside

with love.

<3

Oh my god. Yes.

I need this painting in my life.


 Margaret Atwood writing The Handmaid’s Tale in Berlin, 1984.
(These days, her desk looks like this)

 Margaret Atwood writing The Handmaid’s Tale in Berlin, 1984.

(These days, her desk looks like this)

(Source: writersatwork, via femininewritings)

caelas:

saying feminism is unnecessary because you don’t feel oppressed is like saying fire extinguishers are unnecessary because your house isn’t on fire

(via femininewritings)

“Written words can also sing”
— Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir (via roomtemperaturedlovers)

(via xauvert)

yourpersonalcheerleader:

A lot goes on in the background of people’s lives that you do not see.

Insecurities, setbacks, emotions…

Remember that when you compare yourself to others.

You’re comparing yourself to the image, not the lived experience.

And that I do not recommend.

(via shacklesoftime)