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I love rain. It feels like a celebration of life. Dancing down to the sound of its own rhythm. Tree’s glossed over with little drops of heaven. The smell of, the soil when it meets it. The Rain, caresses every inch of my sun-kissed face like a thousand delicate kisses all at once when I… Continue reading

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Africa: Unlearn Your Slave Complex (A brief anecdote about horrible service delivery)

For as long as it took me to write this little vent piece, I’ve been sitting here waiting for the bill I requested 30 minutes ago watching every single waiter here fuss over the family of white people sitting across me. I’m so angry, I’m quarter to walking out of here without paying at all.… Continue reading Africa: Unlearn Your Slave Complex (A brief anecdote about horrible service delivery)

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Black women have had to develop a larger vision of our society than perhaps any other group. They have had to understand white men, white women, and black men. And they have had to understand themselves. When black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society.

– Angela Davis, activist, author, educator

Happy 70th birthday to one of my favourite sheroes ever! 

(via night-catches-us)

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Comments such as “your writing is too academic” are meant to SILENCE writing that challenges the status quo, especially when the writing is from a feminist woman of colour. People consistently teeter back and forth between DEMANDING proof versus INSULTING a feminist woman of colour for being “too academic”… These are all silencing tactics meant to attack the confidence of those who choose to write.

I just posted myself on the accusation “too academic”, and then found this article by Trudy (of Gradient Lair), Attempts To Silence Womanist/Feminist Writers (via radtransfem)

I am very familiar with this…