half woman. half amazing
Moving towards a higher consciousness based on universal love
half woman. half amazing
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"And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings."
Meister Eckhart (via purplebuddhaproject)
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confessionsofamiddlechild:

confessionsofamiddlechild:

Haven’t released this photo of Yasiin that I took yet. But I’m in a good mood so here you go. 

This photo has almost 6000 notes. Did not expect it to reach that high. Glad I posted it.
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"Don’t hang with people who make you justify your vibe. Black holes don’t give the light back."

(via howitzerliterarysociety)

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(via cosmicwolfmama)

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bakeddd:

lemon brownies
click here for recipe
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"Shake that load off
Shake that load off
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Shake that load off
Shake that load off"
Liberation, Outkast (via antcave)
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"listen,
you a wonder.
you a city
of a woman.
you got a geography
of your own.
listen,
somebody need a map
to understand you.
somebody need directions
to move around you.
listen,
woman,
you not a noplace
anonymous
girl;
mister with his hands on you
he got his hands on
some
damn
body!"
What the Mirror Said, Lucille Clifton (via ethiopienne)
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ethiopienne:

me on a first date
ethiopienne:

me on a first date
ethiopienne:

me on a first date
ethiopienne:

me on a first date
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"

We had a lot of trouble with western mental health workers who came here immediately after the genocide and we had to ask some of them to leave.

They came and their practice did not involve being outside in the sun where you begin to feel better. There was no music or drumming to get your blood flowing again. There was no sense that everyone had taken the day off so that the entire community could come together to try to lift you up and bring you back to joy. There was no acknowledgement of the depression as something invasive and external that could actually be cast out again.

Instead they would take people one at a time into these dingy little rooms and have them sit around for an hour or so and talk about bad things that had happened to them. We had to ask them to leave.

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~A Rwandan talking to a western writer, Andrew Solomon, about his experience with western mental health and depression.

From The Moth podcast, ‘Notes on an Exorcism’. (via jacobwren)
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hollabackberlin:

"Frauen sind nicht dein Eigentum" 
"Women are not your property" 
Chalkwalk in Berlin
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"Gift Makau’s body joins the bodies of hundreds more black African women, living and killed, who broke the rules and refused to conform to the oppressive heteronormative regime. Bodies which refused to accept that we cannot and we will not be told by a tunnel-visioned patriarchal majority who to be or how to be ourselves. Our resistance, our courage, our steadfast affirmation of our diverse selves is met with violence. People, individuals and communities, think that, like hot iron on an anvil, we can be beaten back into a more socially acceptable shape. We become targets of social and physical abuse. We become anomalies, glitches in the heterosexist system which people try to fix with oppressive legislature. Gender non-conforming women (and men), proudly and openly living and owning their bodily autonomy tell the truth. They unmask the lie that there is only one way to look, one way to love and one way to live. They present an honest alternative to the homogenous narrative around sexuality and gender. These brave black women declare that we do have choices. And we can own our bodies."

— Sheena Magenya, Before Another Black Lesbian is Murdered in South Africa (via daughterofzami)

Please please check out my friend Sheena’s excellent article! This is such a valuable read.