I think I’ve reblogged this before but I don’t care. Look at this gloriousness. LOOK AT IT.
The second I’ve made enough and am financially secure, I’m buying this.
number four made me cry I DIDNT EVEN THINK I NEEDED A HUG?
omg number 4 ;u;
aw I love this
Did anybody else immediately go “….What the fuck is a solar plexus?” ??
Solar plexus: 1. A complex of ganglia and radiating nerves of the sympathetic system at the pit of the stomach.
So he basically just said “Right in the feels” in a very sophisticated way…
I NEED A MOMENT TO APPRECIATE THIS…
MY WALLPAPER AND TUMBLR NAME WERE NAMED FOR GOOD REASON …
LAO TZU AUTHOR OF TAO TE CHING
(THE BOOK I TRY MY BEST TO LIVE BY EVERYDAY)
IS BEING QUOTED
BY THE MAN
THAT HAS COMPLETELY CONSUMED MY LIFE
- I do not watch Sherlock just to see Benedict Cumberbatch
- I am not going to see Star Trek Into Darkness for the same reason
- I do not watch Doctor Who just to see David Tennant
- I do not watch The Avengers movies just to see Tom Hiddleston
- I do not watch the Iron Man movies just to see RDJ
- I do not watch anything just for hot guys
- I can still appreciate that they are really hot
POC who live here in America:
I realize you’re hurt by the ignorant words of “white people” who don’t know what they’re talking about, and I’m sorry.
But I have a question for you. In this “land of the free”…aren’t you free? What are their words doing to you, unless you LET them affect you? I thought this was a free country, where people were allowed to speak their minds, and other people were allowed not to listen.
But maybe I was wrong. Maybe the words of people are so strong that it’s impossible to stand up against them. Which is sad, and basically means our country is full of weak people.
No matter what race or gender I am, I would never let people’s words affect me. Don’t you realize they’re just words? Words are not physical, they will not capture and torture you. They won’t keep you from getting a job (and if your race is keeping you from getting a job, that’s the owners problem, not every white person), and they won’t kill you.
Unless you let them.
So take pride in who you are and stop listening to stupid people. It’s that easy. Once you let go of worrying about what other people think, your life will be a hell of a lot easier. And a lot less stressful.
Empower yourself. Empower your own life.
No matter what race or gender I am, I would never let people’s words affect me. I’m a white woman and I will always be a white woman but I’m just going to assume that if I were any other race or any other gender, my life would be completely the same. It’s not like people of different races or gender are treated differently. It’s not like they have different opportunities. We all have the same opportunities in the land of the free!
Because we all know the government won’t hire a white man over a Black man, pay women less than men, make it difficult for poor people to invest in the things that will make their lives easier, continue to pass legislation limiting the rights of people with mental and physical disabilities, unless you let them. Yes, these things are completely in our control. And if the system is treating you bad, it’s your fault for being weak.
And words? Racial slurs? Pff. I mean, I am a white person so there is literally no racial slur that can be used to oppress me, but I’m just going to assume that if I were a person of color and called a racial slur that I would handle it with great aplomb. Hundreds of years of subjugation, humiliation, oppression, violence, and racism uttered through one word? Pff, that can only hurt you if you let it.
Empower yourself, even when the power is literally out of your hands and the people with the power to make your life better refuse to do so.
Out of a total of 655 entries, Shire was shortlisted along with six other African up-and-coming poets.
The 24-year-old Kenyan born, England-raised poet has read her work globally, and her poetry pamphlet Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth was published in 2011 by flipped eye.
The judges praised Warsan’s poetry for its combination of substance, beauty and drama. Her work was described as “…beautifully crafted, subtle and understated in its use of language and metaphor yet still able to evoke a strong sense of mood and place that touches the reader.”
“I’ve never been to Somalia, and I’m Somali. So the poems for me are a way of creating a connection to a country I’ve never been to. I don’t know how it feels to belong, or to be home or anything like that,” - Shire