calling certain areas the “bad part of town” serves to dehumanize a group of people and turn them into a faceless mob of evil people; most of whom have very complex lives; and this middle+ class drive to just base an entire population’s existence around a nebulous idea of “crime” is a dehumanization tactic
Also, it’s almost always racist code for, “the colored side of town.”
We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self; an accretion of sensory, experience and feeling, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everybody is nobody.
(Source: travellersfarfromhome, via ceedling)
You know what I find to be resistance?
Relationships that are respectful, trusting, loyal, and loving.
Fuck poly vs. monogamous politics. Just do relationships with pure intentions.
Something really cute that Lupita Nyong’o does on Instagram is pose her dress, shoes, accessories and awards/memorabilia together. As a Lupita stan and a photographer myself, I could not love this any more than I already do. Way too cute!
"Women are supposed to be the ones on the balcony, not the ones down below professing their love. We don’t think the female romantic is romantic. We think she is a predator. We think she is desperate, unstable—Fatal Attraction, the cougar, the spinster, the troublemaker. But deep emotion in this age is a radical act."
the best kind of friendships are fierce lady friendships where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other, and think the other deserves the world.