236 notes 8 hours ago — via the-real-goddamazon © smidgetz

smidgetz:

There’s something very fetishistic about this love of Lupita & the particular focus on her skin & ~exotic appeal~ and its rubbing me fucking raw because now it’s ~finally~ acceptable that darker skin within certain parameters is ~beautiful within a white gaze~ there’s something really fucking sinister about that to me and it’s been bothering me since this morning.





beclaszy:

**FLAWLESS

beclaszy:

**FLAWLESS





aseaofquotes:

Mary Oliver, “In Blackwater Woods”

aseaofquotes:

Mary Oliver, “In Blackwater Woods”





That Moment When…. 

….. you have a HUGE revelation about something. And you realize that life does go on regardless of the negativity inside (and outside) of your head. Yep, that’s where I’m at right now. I am going to bottle this feeling up and keep it in a safe place until I need it. Cause I WILL need it one day soon….


    personal     life     that moment when



Took me half an hour to comb this mess out. 😬 #naturalhair #toomuchhair

Took me half an hour to comb this mess out. 😬 #naturalhair #toomuchhair


    toomuchhair     naturalhair



1000drawings:

Richard-Wilkinson 


This looks so good right now.

1000drawings:

Richard-Wilkinson

This looks so good right now.









the-real-goddamazon:

luvyourselfsomeesteem:

90sdefect:

neworleans-unknown:

Yes lawd

praise

my reason for living

Nigga.

😮

My face right now cause I am hungry…





Feeling like bathtub scum today….

Feeling like bathtub scum today….






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Track Title: Strange Fruit

Artist: Billie Holiday

Album: Billie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic




75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South. 

Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.