if your “pro-black woman” movement does not include hoodrats & ratchet black women, because “theyre not queens/theyre setting black women back”, your movement is bullshit and I want no part of it

any movement that segregates my sisters into “good and respectable” and “bad and deserves disrespect” categories is harmful and bullshiterious 



I know you don’t like to talk, but you gotta do it for her.

Yadriel & Maria appreciation post ✿◕‿◕✿

this is the whole gif set i am literally LITERALLY crying like with sobs and things. his gulp when he realizes he’s gonna have to make a big change for his daughter and maria happy crying like stop don’t stop.

(Source: jamescookjr)

auntie chews tobacco
loud voice with a small frame
she do not attend mass
and wears slippers only
when she has to walk far
she smells of fresh dug love

auntie breaks cocoa with
a sharp cutlass
spreading the beans on an old rice bag
giving me some seeds to taste
i spit the seed out
she smiles,

i watch her in awe

auntie healed herself once
on her kitchen floor
she stayed for days
boiling and drinking
native medicines,
smoking away evil spirits
she looked so frail
but her eyes
her eyes were smiling
bright like Owerri full moon

as i leave,
she holds my hands
calling on my ancestors
to guide me

auntie breaks into a smile
begins to dance
the next time i visit
calling me all the names
english language
can never translate.


Ijeoma Umebinyuo

(via theijeoma)