“The function, the very serious function of racism, is distraction” – Toni Morrison They tell us we are apes, so we spend our time hating apes and fighting to be recognised as human. They tell us we are not human, so we use our energy telling them that we matter, re batho: Motho ke motho […]Read more "Unlearning Human Aspirations ( a repost)"
Be alone. Eat alone. Take yourself on dates. Sleep alone. In the midst of this you will learn about yourself. You will grow, you will figure out what inspires you, you will curate your own dreams your own beliefs, your own stunning clarity. And when you do meet the person who makes your cells dance, […]Read more "week 24"
This documentary is so timely. Not because of the two celebrity suicides last week, but because. A year ago it would have been timely. A decade ago. Four hundred years ago when our ancestors jumped to their deaths instead of existing in bondage. I think about daily stressors for Black people, (which is a very […]Read more "WTFIMH?"
Although I like this video and find it informative, it speaks on why we process our emotions in the ways we do instead of how to, like the title suggests. I look at it like: Know when to suck it up. Pick your battles wisely! Know when to suck it up and discuss at a […]Read more "week 23"
By Amber Butts Female octopuses die from anemia and exhaustion 2-10 months after they give birth. They spend those months protecting and cleaning their eggs. They do not eat. As my body spread over a cold chair and a doctor said words I did not understand, I shook. I took two pills and waited for… A […]Read more "My womb is not a burial site: What is motherhood to Black women facing abortion & the loss of their children?"
black men and black women must remind each other how beautiful, necessary and valuable we are in the context of each other @necessaryblackness ❤ image source; no copyright infringement intendedRead more "necessities"
Don’t settle for less just because it’s available. ❤Read more "week 17"