"Commodification of Blackness has created a social context where appropriation by non-Black people of the Black image knows no boundaries. If the many non-Black people who produce images or critical narratives about Blackness and Black people do not interrogate their perspective, then they may simply recreate the imperial gaze - the look that seeks to dominate, subjugate, and colonize."
"You may never be good enough for some people, but you will always be the best for those who deserve you."
- Unknown (via soaringaboveitall)
After my talk with mom in the past few days, I’m choosing to believe this about everything going on in my life right now.
That near perfect thing is coming and when it does, all this pain would be but a sad albeit arguably necessary memory.
I can’t give up on life, I have four people that like me for exactly what and who I am and have to offer to the world.
I need to always remember the effects my actions could have on them.
"By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating with the feeling. No choice."
Frank Ocean (via medusamirabal)
The more I come across descriptions on lived experiences on love, the more I hate the definitions I found when i was growing up. This makes more sense than that ‘love sneaks up on you and comes to those not looking for it’ bullshit. Sounding like a stalking abusive ex.
I was always taking pictures ‘cos I didn’t wanna miss a thing….
films i like » Blue Valentine
I don’t ever wanna be like my parents. I know that they must’ve loved each other at one time, right? That they just got it all out of the way before they had me? How do you trust your feelings when they can just disappear like that?
It’s that last question that tortures me.