"I want to love, but my hair smells of war and running and running."
— Warsan Shire (via earnestly)
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"White women’s feminisms still center around equality…. Black women’s feminisms demand justice. There is a difference. One kind of feminism focuses on the policies that will help women integrate fully into the existing American system. The other recognizes the fundamental flaws in the system and seeks its complete and total transformation."
— Brittney Cooper | Feminism’s ugly internal clash: Why its future is not up to white women (via blairwitchwaldorf)
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"Home is in my hair, my lips, my arms, my thighs, my feet and my hands. I am my own home. And when I wake up crying in the morning, thinking of how lonely I am, I pinch my skin, tug at my hair, remind myself that I am alive. Remind myself to step outside and greet the morning. Remind myself that it’s all about forward motion. It’s all about change. It’s all about that elusive state.
— Diriye Osman, Fairytales for Lost Children (via petrichour)