Your not any less of a black girl if you don’t have a booty.
Your not any less of a black girl if you can’t dance.
Your not any less of a black girl if you don’t have any curves.
I find a lot of black girls feeling invalid if they do not have these certain attributes, that almost seem synonyms to Black Women. Your blackness is not and should not be defined by this.
I also see a lot of people, black or non black, who help perpetrate these stereotypes and it needs to end.
when ur friend remembers ur birthday and u try remember theirs and you just
i dont trust people who are attracted to me…like why? write me a 10 page paper with a legitimate thesis and valid points backing up your claim or you fake.
trying to argue with someone over text is like being italian and having to talk with handcuffs on
if someone is showing off their tattoo and it’s fresh and they’re happy about it do not fucking make fun of it i don’t care how pretentious or typical or pseudo-artsy you think it is if another human being shelled out a large sum of money to have something permanently etched onto their body and they are happy and proud of it do not fucking try to make them feel bad about it especially if it was a really big tattoo. holy shit.
how do i stop being sad about les mis because i would like to stop crying now please
jump on my shoulders // awolnation
i say we rob from the rich
and blow down the door
on to the next
to dance with the poor
[11 Scrabble tiles spell out the words ‘SPOKEN WORKS’ on a wooden surface, near the bottom of the image]
Hey everyone! So y’all remember my post about the All Bodies Swim a while back? Well I’ve got another event that I want to do a plug about!
This one is called ‘Spoken Words’, more specifically the 'Spoken Works Performance Night'. It’s an event taking place at the Heartwood Community Cafe, here on Un-ceded Coast Salish (Including, but not limited to the Səl̓ílwətaʔ, Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and Stó:lõ peoples). It’s taking place on October 16th, 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm).
Now, you may ask me, ‘Vi, what the hell is Spoken Works?’. Well! Spoken Works (formerly known as SPEND poetry), is an that surfaced from a recognition that there are very few ~regularly occurring and non-competitive~ spaces in this city for folks to share their poetry/music/art. This event does not mean to disrespect other spoken word events in the city; rather, this event aims to promote experimentation and expression within a space that is intentionally organized to feel safer for the organizers and our communities. The event is organized within an anti-oppressive framework and will prioritize the voices of QTIMIPOCs (queer, trans*, intersex, mixed, indigenous, persyns of colour), but we welcome submissions from all folks who identify as Indigenous and/or racialized.
We also heavily prioritize the experiences of Survivors, and have our full statement available here (academic language is used, it’s constantly being revised)
We’re currently looking for performers for our night on October 16th (7:30pm as previously stated) and we can be contacted if you wish to perform at: email@example.com
As a policy we also make sure to pay every performer, with money we receive from donations.
The event is going to be featuring ASL interpretation. The space we are hosting in does not have wheelchair accessible bathrooms, and the event itself has a scent-reduction policy. The accessibility information is available in full here
We would also like to ask that people be aware of how much space they are taking up in the event. If white, non-mixed people are attending the event, kindly look into how you express yourselves and take up space in relation to how non-white/mixed folks do so, both locally and systematically.
Thank you :)
The event is by donation, and no one is turned away