The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than...– We should all be feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDxEuston (via soafrolicious)
"If it is in fact true that the full humanity of...
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It’s the invisibility that burns. Amazing writing from all kinds of people is...– On Being Feminism’s “Ms. Nigga” | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture (via soafrolicious)
…if I didn’t know what it was to lose all of my friends and have to make new...– Make Your Own Runway, Define Your Own Beauty Patrice (Afrobella) Grell Yursik - at TEDxPortofSpain (via soafrolicious)
I’m learning how important it is to be self-defining and self-affirming. I want,...– Jo Nubian: On the Struggle for Self Love
If ever your rights are threatened, know that I will roar for you–and that sound...– Stacia L. Brown: Things We Whisper, Things We Shout.
Words are everything. Words are empires; they are ruins. Words are the fiery...– Stacia L. Brown: The Irretrievable Word (or Mo’ Public, Mo’ Problems)
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A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she...– - Maya Angelou Can you help us source this quote? Where did Maya Angelou write this? Thanks!
Feminista is … the modern woman who is making her own choices, whether...– Q&A with Feminista author Erica Kennedy
You don’t even see how racist that question is.– Toni Morrison in response, when asked by a white female reporter if she never felt compelled to write white characters. (via blackwomensaid) Did that white woman seriously ask THE QUEEN that fucking question??? (via sourcedumal) Are you fucking kidding me? (via thelouringlady) See....
The time has come to tell the truth. Again. There is no love without justice....– bell hooks from Communion: The Female Search for Love
In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.– Alice Walker from “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: The Creativity of Black Women in the South”
You don’t even see how racist that question is.– Toni Morrison in response, when asked by a white female reporter if she never felt compelled to write white characters.
First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you...– from “Furor Scribendi” by Octavia Butler
For ridding oneself of faith is like boiling seawater to retrieve the...– from White Teeth By Zadie Smith
…They cannot escape their history any more than you yourself can lose your...– from White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Too much tail. All that jewelry weighs it down. Like vanity. Can’t nobody...– from Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Gods always behave like the people who make them.– Tell My Horse by Zora Neale Hurston
I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor...– “How It Feels to Be Colored Me” by Zora Neale Hurston
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.– Zora Neale Hurston submitted by @Salonegal85
The first issue there is the idea that black girls choose not to aspire to ivy...– Michelle Obama, Beyonce, and Wonder Woman « tressiemc (via simplyann)
But what’s the point, then?” Amaka said to Father Amadi, as if she had not heard...– from Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie
To return to love, to get the love we always wanted but never had, to have the...– Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions (pdf) Daughters of Dilla: Love saves (via daughtersofdilla)
I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me...– “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action”, in Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then...– from The Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde