nice things to hear:
- i trust you
- don’t tell anyone, you’re the only one who knows
- you have good taste in music
- your eyebrows look good
- … and it reminded me of you
- i was looking for you, why weren’t you there?
- [whatever people say when they laugh at your jokes]
i don’t know what else but i think i’m gonna keep adding to this
omfg life was so nice when I wrote this can I have a time machine I’m tired
Nelson Mandela was labeled a terrorist by the United States government.
Nelson Mandela was a political prisoner.
Nelson Mandela was at the helm of a revolutionary organization.
It is so easy to wax poetic about his heroism after the tide of history has turned. But to stand in the tradition of Mandela is to embrace justice when and where power opposes it.
I am grateful that the anti-apartheid and divestment movement was part of my coming of age because it allowed me to cultivate through my own experience a critical gaze and to find footing in a radical tradition.
We need those spaces to flourish for our young people today, and for those who will come behind them. I feel like tonight we should rededicate ourselves to courage and truth-telling rather than mere sentimentalism.
written by Dr. Imani Perry (@imaniperry) via sonofbaldwin (via sagansense)
I think you need to fall in love with the wrong person. I think you need to fight and cry and sweat and bleed and fail. I think you need to have bad relationships and bad breakups. I think you need all of that so that when the right person and the right relationship comes along you can sigh with relief and say, “Ah yes. That is how its supposed to feel.
written by Excerpt from “Conversations with my Mother” (via illusionsvk)
(Source: speioritur, via bio-lumin-escent)
if ur sad do not fear friend i am sending puppies to help u