I am not a graceful person. I am not a Sunday morning or a Friday sunset. I am a...– Anna Peters (via floralnymph)
when we are loved we are afraid love will vanish when we are alone we are...– Audre Lorde (A Litany for Survival)
Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love...– Tara Stiles (via chasing-equilibrium)
Eventually you forgive people for not knowing about you the things you’ve spent...– Robert Brault (via creatingaquietmind)
What is commonly called ‘falling in love’ is in most cases an intensification of...– Eckhart Tolle (via lazyyogi)
mom: you're so beautiful, sweetie!
dad: if any boy asks you out, i'm coming for him.
grandparents: you're so gorgeous, guys must be all over you
friends of parents: you're going to break a lot of hearts
friends: you're pretty, now shut up.
boys: why is that potato looking at me
It is an interesting law of romance that a truly strong woman will choose a...– Roger Ebert (via dotropolis) This is so true! God I love a strong man… (via msexplorer)
Love is a verb. Love is as love does. Love is an act of will. It is the will to...– bell hooks (via ynannarising)
GIRLS & BOYS BEFORE SCHOOL
ohshehateseveryone: if someone tells you they’re not looking for a relationship. believe them.
Oyin Yemanja: The Meaning of Love (also featured... →
oyin-yemanja: Broken promises surround those who look for love in the wrong places. When the person who promised to be there forever is not around anymore, when the pursuit of happiness loses its appeal, or when the passion that fueled your commitment cools, what then? Where is the meaning of love in those…
If somebody wants to walk out of your life, let - them - go! Some people are...– Madea (Tyler Perry) (via musingsofanawkwardblackgirl)
Her beauty cannot be measured with standards of a colonized mind.– Michelle NdegeOcello (via theuncolonizedmind) I think about this quote everyday. How so many women, especially dark skin are so beautiful but they will never know. Because they dont fit the eurocentric standard they will never know how beautiful they are. (via inthenameofyeezusipray)
Close some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply...– Paulo Coehlo (via blissed)
You will be stupid. You will worry your parents. You will question your own...– Ira Glass (via thatkindofwoman)
theapollokidz: Beyonce ft. Bun B, Z-Ro,...
locsofpoetry: kefwrites: Maybe you were just searching for the cure to loneliness, but it sure isn’t me. I’m worth more than late night phone calls and lies that keep you warm until morning. I won’t be your shelter when you refuse to be mine. MERCY. This definitely applied to my life at one point…
Your strength is soft, indirect, delicate, tender, womanly. But it is strength...– Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin (via paperlover)
An Open Letter to Caribbean Men, From Caribbean... →
Conversations with Father (about men & dating)
Me: I just watched a show about how successful (i.e. college educated) black women not getting married.
Him: Why is that a show? What's the problem? A black woman is better off by herself than with a black man that will bring her down. There's no point in getting married unless it's about mutual love and respect.
Me: Well a lot of the black men on the show said that the reason black women are single is because they expect too much.
Him: Psh. Black women do not expect too much! What is a black woman supposed to do? She is educated. She has her life in order. And she is supposed to get with any old man because he didn't get his life together but still feels he is entitled to any woman he wants?
Me: Well they said that you have to look at a man's potential.
Him: That's what they want you to think so that you don't require anything in actuality from them. You look at who a man is. Not who he says he will be.
Me: The show also talked about why a lot of men cheat. They said it's because women were not keeping them happy or not sexually doing what they want.
Him: That's ridiculous. There's no reason for anybody to cheat. If a man is grounded then he will love his partner enough not to cheat.
Me: They also said that you need to make a man feel like a man.
Him: If I am a man then why would I need a woman to make me feel like a man?
Me: I don't know.
Him: A real man does not need a woman to make him feel like a man. He is a man, isn't he? Men who say that have an inferiority complex.
Me: Well they were saying that they need to feel like they wear the pants in the relationship.
Him: Look. A man does not feel threatened by anyone unless he does not have his own life together. And in that case he will be threatened whether a woman lays down and lets him walk all over him or if she makes more money or anything else.
You can’t find intimacy—you can’t find home—when you’re always hiding behind...– Junot Díaz (via heavymeowtal)