Look after each other.
Look after each other.
“How come every other organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy, except your brain?”
– Ruby Wax (via amy-gets-better)
Don’t wanna’ be your exotic/Like some dark, fragile, colorful bird imprisoned, caged in a land foreign to the stretch of her wings/Don’t wanna’ be your exotic. Women everywhere look just like me/Some taller, darker, nice than me but like me just the same/Women everywhere carry my nose on their faces/My name on their spirits.
Don’t seduce yourself with my other-ness/My hair wasn’t put on top my head to entice you into some mysterious, black voodoo/The beat of my lashes against each other ain’t some dark, desert beat/It’s just a blink/Get over it.
Don’t build around me your fetish, fantasy, your lustful profanity to cage me in, clip my wings. Don’t wanna’ be your exotic. Your lovin’ of my beauty ain’t more than funky fornication, plain pink perversion. In fact, nasty necrophilia.
Because my beauty is dead to you/I am dead to you.
Not your harem girl, geisha doll, banana picker, pom-pom girl, pum-pum shorts coffee maker, town-whore, belly dancer, private dancer, La Malinche, Venus Hottentot, laundry girl, your immaculate vessel, emasculating princess/Don’t wanna’ be - not your erotic, not your exotic.
Suheir Hammad is a Palestinian-American poet, author and political activist who was born on October 1973 in Amman, Jordan to Palestinian refugee parents and immigrated with her family to Brooklyn, New York City when she was five years old. Her parents later moved to Staten Island. (x)
*white person voice* so like are you…what like… cultur—like…what ethnic—like…what type of like—what are…where are you from?
Riddleaf says hello. Respond.
IT BREATHES ACTUAL FIRE. (at Diagon Alley)
Karen Glaser takes mysterious underwater photos from Florida and beyond.
Those hammerhead sharks!
Professor L! Look at this!
some muslims care more about candy containing gelatin that’s haram than the fact they are racists
girls must protect girls im not sticking around for more girl hate, call someone out for shaming a girl for a clearly misogynistic reason, tell young girls they’re worth everything in the world, educate them, girls support girls 2k14
Honestly this is so important, do this!!!