I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.

Toni Morrison (via jaegerjaques)

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How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.

— (via im-simply-me)

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It’s not that people can’t love you if you don’t love yourself. It’s that you won’t feel it because it’ll always seem like you don’t deserve it.

— But It’s Not a Matter of Deserving (#53: January 11, 2014)

(Source: write2014, via vivanlosancestros)

feministquotes:

Text reads: “Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in”.  

feministquotes:

Text reads: “Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in”.  

(via labrownrecluse)

Good Times To Say No

thefrenemy:

-when you really don’t want to go to the thing

-when you know there is no freakin’ way you are going to be up that early

-when it’s late enough to take a cab, not walk or take the subway

-“Do you have a boyfriend?” “No, I’m just not interested.” In a perfect world, we would be able to do this…

I can’t afford to hate anyone, I don’t have that kind of time.

— Akira Kurosawa  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: mllejasmine, via thaomander)

‎’Slut’ is attacking women for their right to say yes. ‘Friend Zone’ is attacking women for their right to say no.

And “bitch” is attacking women for their right to call you on it  (via queer-punk)

(Source: emilys-nostalgia, via ya-tu-sabes)

Ou pa janm konnen kote dlo soti rantre nan kokoye.

Haitian proverb.

Literal meaning “No one knows how the water got inside the coconut.” 

Actual meaning: “Don’t give up/Keep at it, you never know when things will work out.” 

(via tifanmkreyol)

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likealilikoi:

"I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again." Anaïs Nin

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Customer: How can you do this job (stripping)? Isn't it degrading having to take your clothes of for money?
Dancer: You're the guy that just forked out $300 for me to take my clothes off. Isn't it degrading having to pay that much before a girl who looks like me will take her clothes for you?

chauvinistsushi:

it’s still the best

(Source: kaliwallace, via vivanlosancestros)

It is the capitalist industries which are destroying the world, whether or not you or I turn off our lightbulbs at home.

— Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervine (via neuriot)

(Source: lifeofabarbecue, via labrownrecluse)

msdeonb:

midknightsuniform:

This!

Every woman in the world should be able to live this truth.


YES OPRAH YES

msdeonb:

midknightsuniform:

This!

Every woman in the world should be able to live this truth.

YES OPRAH YES

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stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)

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