qotw: the light and the darkness

“maybe dawn is not in the sunlight every morning, maybe it is in the middle of the night when you hold yourself against the darkness. you are sitting quietly and feeling yourself break apart yet knowing this hour, this very hour, you are finding yourself. maybe this is your dawn. maybe for you, the first... Continue Reading →

in the details: the Lemonade narrative

 Think pieces are flying out from everywhere about Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade. So, I was going to chill to the next episode. Yesterday, however, I saw a photo and commentary that made me change my mind. It was the latest selfie set of the Queen Bee, Lil Kim. A very light and hardly recognizable Lil... Continue Reading →

Running by Gil Scott-Heron

Because I always feel like running Not away, because there is no such place Because, if there was I would have found it by now Because it's easier to run Easier than staying and finding out you're the only one Who didn't run Because running will be the way your life and mine Will be... Continue Reading →

eye ii eye

our eyes met and everything that she felt, i saw--the pain, disappointment, rejection. we hold our stares in search of answers to our questions she held her stare hoping… hoping I could say something comforting i wonder why she can’t accept the morbidly slow process of healing, no patience…maybe there is no resolve, just expressions... Continue Reading →

QOTD

When I read the news the following always comes to mind: later that night i held an atlas in my lap ran my fingers across the whole world and whispered where does it hurt? it answered everywhere everywhere everywhere. excerpt from "what they did yesterday afternoon" by warsan shire

QOTD

give your daughters difficult names. give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. my name makes you want to tell me the truth. my name doesn't allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right. --Warsan Shire

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