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It seems as if we don’t know how to speak; it seems as if there are words which escape, which are missing, which have gone away and left us to ourselves, tangled up in snares and threads. - Pablo Neruda, from "Emerging"

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  1. Mariah Carey on songwriting 👑

    (Source: mariahscareyoke, via makeloveoutofwords)

  2. Anonymous said: why are you so obsessed with the bible


    The same reason I’m obsessed with drinking water and breathing oxygen.

  3. "At this moment, there are 6,470,818,671 people in the world. Some are running scared. Some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day. Others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men, that war with good. And some are good, struggling with evil. 6 billion people in the world. 6 billion souls. And sometimes, all you need is one."

    Peyton Sawyer (One Tree Hill)

    (Source: psych-facts)

  4. from a bus

    from a bus

  5. Black Rage (sketch)


    An old sketch of Black Rage, done in my living room. Strange, the course of things. Peace for MO.

    - MLH


  6. blackhistoryalbum:

CLASS OF 1888 | 1888
W. E. B. Du Bois with the Fisk University class of 1888. Schomburg Photographs and Prints Division, New York City Public Library


    CLASS OF 1888 | 1888

    W. E. B. Du Bois with the Fisk University class of 1888. Schomburg Photographs and Prints Division, New York City Public Library

    (via thoughtsofablackgirl)

  7. If you strike a woman, you strike a rock


    National Women’s Day is an annual public holiday in South Africa, celebrated on 9 August. 

    On 9 August 1956, more than 50 000 women marched on the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest pass laws that required Black South Africans to carry a ‘pass’. This pass restricted where the bearer was allowed to live, work, and travel. Black South Africans had to carry their ‘pass’ at all times, and were often arrested if they could not produce it. 
    After dropping off petitions with more than 100 000 signatures at the Prime Minister’s offices, the women stood in silence for 30 minutes. A song was composed in honour of the occasion, Wathint’ Abafazi Wathint’ imbokodo! (Now you have touched the women, you have struck a rock!)

    This display of female solidarity and inner strength showed how women were an integral part of the freedom struggle. The holiday reminds us of the women who helped change South Africa and the women who continue to shape the country. 

    The 9th of August is known as ‘Women’s Day’ in South Africa. I have compiled a list of some of my favourite literary quotations about women to celebrate the day.
    The Top 12 Literary Quotes About Women for Women’s Day
    1. Every word a woman writes changes the story of the world, revises the official version. ~Carolyn See
    2. I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. ~Mary Wollstonecraft
    3. The domestic career is no more natural to all women than the military career is natural to all men. ~ George Bernard Shaw
    4. It is only rarely that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman. ~Alexandre Dumas, fils
    5. Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson
    6. Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.” ~Clare Boothe Luce
    7. How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself. ~Anaïs Nin
    8. It’s wonderful to watch a pretty woman with character grow beautiful. ~Mignon McLaughlin
    9. Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. ~Nora Ephron
    10. A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it. ~D.H. Lawrence
    11. If you have any doubts that we live in a society controlled by men, try reading down the index of contributors to a volume of quotations, looking for women’s names.  ~Elaine Gill
    12. I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. ~Maya Angelou

    by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

  8. peek-a-boo


  9. It’s a dandelion #tea and #spiderman kinda night

    It’s a dandelion #tea and #spiderman kinda night

  10. a certain slant of light

    a certain slant of light