OH before I go to bed I should convey to you all the weirdest fact I learned today
I learned that when a caterpillar is metamorphosing into a butterfly within the cocoon, it is not, as I previously assumed, slowly growing wings and little antennae and…
you are a woman. skin and bones, veins and nerves, hair and sweat. you are not made of metaphors. not apologies, not excuses.
— sarah kay
Junot Díaz, speaking at Yale (via malinche)
Those final four sentences are something else.
Photographers that inspire me - Tim Walker
"And since we all came from a woman
Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman
I wonder why we take from our women
Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?
I think it’s time to kill for our women
Time to heal our women, be real to our women
And if we don’t we’ll have a race of babies
That will hate the ladies, that make the babies
And since a man can’t make one
He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one
So will the real men get up
I know you’re fed up ladies, but keep your head up”
- Tupac Shakur
you’re doing it wrong
"Cinderella" illustrated by Marguerite Davis (1929)
"The art of rapping was developed because we couldn’t afford instruments. Hip Hop approaches the human body as an instrument because we can’t afford nothing else."