wocinsolidarity:

Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters

Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me. 

Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”

Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:

#WENEEDDIVERSEBOOKS

Posting this a little late, but followers please take the time out to check out this post explaining the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and more events to come over the next few days! 

thelingerieaddict:

fuckyeavanity:

most amazing words ever spoken.

Eartha Kitt, dropping some self-love realness.

blackpoemusic:

I am sick of limited lyricismOf well-behaved lyricismOf public-servant lyricismWith its time-clock cardAnd its clearkly protocolAnd its ass-kissing flattery of the boss.I am sick of halting lyricismThat has to look up in the dictionaryThe vernacular meaning of a word.Down with the purists!I want all the wordsChiefly the universal barbarismsI want all the constructionsChefly the syntactical ones of exceptionI want all the rhythmsChefly the unnumbered.I am sick of flirting lyricismOf political lyricismOf rickety lyricismOf syphilitic lyricismOf all lyricism which surrendersTo anything which is not its true self.After all, that is not lyricismThat is only bookkeepingA table of co-sinesA handbook for the perfect loverWith a hundred models of lettersAnd the different ways to please the ladies.I prefer the lyricism of madmenThe lyricism of drunkardsThe difficult and poignant lyricism of drunkardsThe lyricism of Shakespeare´s fools.I will have nothing more to doWith a lyricism which is not freedom.
POETICA by Manuel Bandeira, Brazilian poetTranslated by John Nist

blackpoemusic:

I am sick of limited lyricism
Of well-behaved lyricism
Of public-servant lyricism
With its time-clock card
And its clearkly protocol
And its ass-kissing flattery of the boss.

I am sick of halting lyricism
That has to look up in the dictionary
The vernacular meaning of a word.

Down with the purists!

I want all the words
Chiefly the universal barbarisms
I want all the constructions
Chefly the syntactical ones of exception
I want all the rhythms
Chefly the unnumbered.

I am sick of flirting lyricism
Of political lyricism
Of rickety lyricism
Of syphilitic lyricism
Of all lyricism which surrenders
To anything which is not its true self.

After all, that is not lyricism
That is only bookkeeping
A table of co-sines
A handbook for the perfect lover
With a hundred models of letters
And the different ways to please the ladies.

I prefer the lyricism of madmen
The lyricism of drunkards
The difficult and poignant lyricism of drunkards
The lyricism of Shakespeare´s fools.

I will have nothing more to do
With a lyricism which is not freedom.

POETICA by Manuel Bandeira, Brazilian poet
Translated by John Nist

themagicfarawayttree:

stained glass

themagicfarawayttree:

stained glass

modern-day-sideshow:

wearejohnlocked:

captured-ghosts:

How dare a woman use a relevant anatomically correct term in a debate about abortion! 

sometimes I struggle to believe that the usa is a real country and not an elaborate joke

Sometimes we all struggle to believe that we’re a real country

fuckyeahpaganism:

Lilith is a Sumerian goddess of female empowerment, independence, and sexuality. 

fuckyeahpaganism:

Lilith is a Sumerian goddess of female empowerment, independence, and sexuality. 

heylookitsliz:

elizabeth-antoinette:

ikenbot:

freeselfdefense:

Rape Escape

  • Easy and very effective
  • Requires nothing but your body
  • Includes attack

Very useful to know, pass and share please.

Worth watching

I don’t mean to impose a personal favour on you guys, but I really would like to ask that everyone who follows me reblog this. 

I don’t think I made it very clear but last month I was sexually assaulted by someone who I thought was my friend (I don’t want to talk about it don’t ask), and it’s… really fucked with my head. 

Had I known this a month ago I would have been able to get away

So, essentially, I’m really pleading with you to reblog this so everyone who follows you doesn’t get stuck in the same position I was with no way out. 

I mean again I don’t want the point of this to be my sob story or whatever but if you could reblog this it would seriously mean a lot 

brainpickings:

the line we’ve been fed all our lives about “justice being blind” is just another lie produced by our corrupt capitalist system.

brainpickings:

the line we’ve been fed all our lives about “justice being blind” is just another lie produced by our corrupt capitalist system.

neonwarrior:

This is important. 

neonwarrior:

This is important.