afro-centricqueen:

"There will come a time, when Black people wake up, and become intellectually independent enough to think for themselves."

(via moor2know)

  • Me: I love my body so much. I love being a womban! Women are god's greatest creation. We grow entire human beings and are so resilient and soft.
  • Me on my period: This is the devil's work.
tigreh:

 
african-mystic:

Obatala
"When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow."

— Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet (via onefitmodel)

(Source: pureblyss, via yearningforunity)

preludetoreality:

"A rooster crows only when it sees the light. 
Put him in the dark and he'll never crow. 
I have seen the light and I'm crowing." 

Muhammad Ali

preludetoreality:

"A rooster crows only when it sees the light. 
Put him in the dark and he'll never crow. 
I have seen the light and I'm crowing." 

Muhammad Ali

(via moor2know)

"I want to love you in a way that will make you question if you ever truly knew love before me…"

— Erotic Melody (via eroticmelody)

(via honeyedfire)

"The biggest obstacle to creativity is attachment to outcome. As soon as you become attached to a specific outcome, you feel compelled to control and manipulate what you’re doing. And in the process you shut yourself off to other possibilities.

I got a call from someone who wanted me to lead a workshop on creativity. He needed to tell his management exactly what tools people would come away with. I told him I didn’t know. I couldn’t give him a promise, because then I’d become attached to an outcome — which would defeat the purpose of any creative workshop.’

It’s hard for corporations to understand that creativity is not just about succeeding. It’s about experimenting and discovering."

Gordon MacKenzie (via kenyatta)

(via teachingliteracy)

"Be humble for you are made of earth.
Be noble for you are made of stars."

Serbian Proverb  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: seabois, via thatkindofwoman)

briterati:

What a loss the children’s and young adult literature world endured today. We will always remember you, Walter, your legacy of diversity and inclusivity, and, above all, that reading is not optional.

briterati:

What a loss the children’s and young adult literature world endured today.
We will always remember you, Walter, your legacy of diversity and inclusivity, and, above all, that reading is not optional.

(via teachingliteracy)

"It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit."

Eartha Kitt  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: misswallflower, via thatkindofwoman)

"The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art."

— Junot Díaz (via guayasamins)

(Source: kamara, via foxxxynegrodamus)