Soft pretty powerful
Mesmerizing complimenting challenge
Invigorating my abstract reflection
My perfect converse identical twin
Distance relative twice removed
Your eyes speak volumes
but I hear nothing
non verbals roar with emotion
I hear nothing
I peer in and see fear and longing but hear nothing
those eyes , a place where warmth and lust use to reside
and where so much is always being said
I hear nothing
hyhx:I love when dudes ride bikes…
people are probably reblogging this to make fun of her hair but i honestly think this is really kind of cool
black girls are from the future
Next level look get into it!
Found from various places online:
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
Critical Race Theory: An Introduction by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic
The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America- Robert M. Entman and Andrew Rojecki
Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism - bell hooks
Feminism is for Everybody - bell hooks
outlaw culture - bell hooks
Faces at the Bottom of the Well - Derrick Bell
Sex, Power, and Consent - Anastasia Powell
I am Your Sister - Audre Lorde
Patricia Hill Collins - Black Feminist Thought
Gender Trouble - Judith Butler
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
Medical Apartheid - Harriet Washington
Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory - edited by Michael Warner
Colonialism/Postcolonialism - Ania Loomba
Discipline and Punish - Michel Foucault
Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? by Mark Fisher
Cultural Theory and Popular Culture - John Storey
Michel Foucault - The Archeology of Knowledge
(Sorry they aren’t organized very well.)
A moment for
A moment for those who walk around, between, and above genders. A moment of silence for innocent blood shed simply for being who you are. This moment is for those of us who’s ability to be true to self is a matter of life and death. For…
I will keep it simple. Either you get it or you don’t. I am living for Angela Bassete in American Horror story right now. This is why reading was once illegal…this is the power of the imagination and the power of the pen… story…media.
"the things a black girl’s gotta do to have some fun".
i got the idea for this when i saw a young lady i love joke (not so jokingly) about getting a gun so she can wear booty shorts in peace in the hot summers. sadly, i know many of us can identify.
and i thought, geez. the measures women of color have to take just to be able to look and dance however they want, without having their personal space and autonomy violated.
From Lorde to Macklemore, it’s a sentiment that’s galling for its popularity: white artists need to stop using the wealth signifiers of rap music to gesture at their self-important “anti-consumerism.” What Allen misses as she washes rims in a kitchen decorated only with bottles of champagne is that it’s not anti-consumerism when it only targets one type of consumer.
Rap owns a unique history soundtracking the triumph of financial success in a country that long barred black Americans from that success. It shouldn’t be an opportunity for white artists to wax superior. Beyond poor taste, it’s the myopia of latent racism that’s more anxious about gold chains on a rapper than an Armani tie on a hedge fund analyst.
Similarly, Lily Allen’s response to sexist industry demands for thinness becomes entirely ineffectual when it lashes out against women who succeed despite those demands. Allen is not savily critiquing the world of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Miley Cyrus, she’s resentfully bemoaning not getting to enjoy the same success.
“Hard Out Here” is the opposite of Mileywave. Instead of using black women as props to further her career, Allen blames them for its stagnation. In full-sleeved dresses Allen mocks her inability to twerk amidst women of color in body suits who launch into exaggerated dance moves, licking their hands and then rubbing their crotch. Her older white male manager tries to get to her to mimic them. Meanwhile she sings, “Don’t need to shake my ass for you/‘Cause I’ve got a brain.” Cut to black women shaking their ass, so much for sisterly solidarity.