Everything you love is here
sometimes I kiss people I shouldn’t kiss and let them unbutton my jeans sometimes I leave English class without asking and walk in angular circles until I can hear the blood rushing under my skin sometimes I run until I can’t breathe sometimes I sit in the rain sometimes I sleep for six hours in the middle of the day
sometimes I drive too fast and listen to my music so loud that it hurts sometimes I drink until everything goes black and I don’t remember talking about you all night (even though I do)
sometimes I cry about books and about people who died hundreds of years ago sometimes I don’t cry even though I want to more than anything sometimes I ignore the people I love sometimes hold myself to keep everything in because you are not here to do it
sometimes I think I’m alive sometimes I think I probably never will be"
— (via feyoena)
I hate “talking” to someone exclusively for months and then we stop.
I’m awkward as all fuck.
I hate having to start over new with someone.
I hate having to learn how to flirt again.
I hate having to build up to something special with someone new.
Natural Girls United (@NaturalIsUnited) is a fabulous Black-owned business that produces beautiful dolls to resemble Black women and other women of colour. The hair textures, colours and styles varieties are so diverse. Also, I love that the dolls have full lips, round noses and are a variety of complexions. These dolls are too cute and are for sale. The price range appears to be $45.00-$140.00, and the work is custom. Custom orders are also available.
As the founder, owner and designing artist Karyn Bird notes in her bio:
If a child is constantly looking at images, dolls, television, books and magazines - and only seeing beauty as something or someone with non-ethnic features and long, straight hair - then they are going to assume that this is what beauty is. It is something that has hurt our young people for centuries. But each day we learn that it is important to show them and teach them that their beauty is beautiful.
The only thing that I would want added are dolls with size variety instead of the usual thin frame. But with everything else, these dolls are on the right track.
I want Black kids to have dolls with variety; and I say “kids” since I am not about gender restrictions on toys. In the past I wrote something gender-specific (Black Girls and Dolls; Black Women and Pinterest) since even if all genders of Black children play with dolls like these (which would be great), the connection to beauty perception and beauty politics most heavily falls on Black girls. Thus, how that beauty is interpreted and how much it subverts hegemonic and Eurocentric beauty norms matters.
Wind blowin, the sun was shinin an I felt fabulous.
God is so real.
Her hair is everything.
There is nothing sensible about love . It is illogical to leave yourself open and vulnerable to another human so full of flaws and so capable of failure. And maybe love is meant to be illogical and crazy and senseless but then the question becomes what causes people to become that crazy. Can you ever trust someone who so willingly would throw themselves into a fire? Does hoping to find love mean hoping to one day get swallowed in a world of insanity? What kind of person would hope to be driven insane by such a force?
— to do list
-Sade Harrison (via wildsultrys0ul)