If only we could just love ourselves, accept ourselves, be ourselves. ❤Read more "Black is the Only Black"
“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)"
True story. What painful truths have you learned being a Black woman? ❤Read more "10 Learned Behaviors of a Black Girl"
Why is it always about race?? she asks with feigned innocence. Again. My eye twitches. I give a half smirk, half scowl and search the ceiling for answers and strength. God? Forgive me as I wet my full lips to prepare to drop this informational bomb: Have you heard A Seat at the Table? The […]Read more "why is it always about race? : a gist"
By Kennedy Christine My first year of college, I took a sociology class that introduced me to the term “master status,” which is an individual’s social role or description that supersedes all their other titles. Master status can refer to how a person identifies or how they’re identified by others. This label and its effects… This […]Read more "How anti-Black colorism forces dark-skinned Black women to be nothing more than “funny” (a repost)"
I swear, white people will stop at nothing to maintain control. I’m no longer surprised at the lengths they will go, but I am disgusted nonetheless. It does not matter if you’re good and doing your part to change the world for the better. If you’re a threat to their world domination fantasy, you’re on […]Read more "greywater"
By Sarah Meron The summer I turned 10 years old, I went on holiday to a beach town somewhere in France with my auntie and uncle. I remember arriving at the beach and plopping myself excitedly on my beach towel, one of those white ones with blue stripes. The sun felt snug and delicious on… It’s […]Read more "Tanning as a Black Woman (a reblog)"