Afro-Dominicana. Author of Hija De Mi Madre & Odas De La Mujer De Miel. Birth Doula. Midwife in Training. Dancer. Artist. Lover. Dreamer. Warrior.
"White people built america"
"Columbus is a hero"
"Survival of the fittest"
"Slavery, segregation, some MLK & Rosa Parks happened, end of racism"
"The Melting Pot"
"Land of the free/opportunity"
(via maatblackstar)I'm Conceited
Si me quieres, quiéreme entera,
no por zonas de luz o sombra…
Si me quieres, quiéreme negra
y blanca. Y gris, y verde, y rubia,
¡Y madrugada en la ventana abierta!
Si me quieres, no me recortes:
¡Quiéreme toda… O no me quieras!
Si me quieres, quiéreme entera por la poetisa cubana Dulce María Loynaz.
If you love me, love me whole
not by zones of light or shadow…
if you love me, love me black
and white, and gray and green and blond,
love me day,
love me night…
and in the morning with the open window!
If you love me, don’t break me in pieces:
love me whole…Or do not love me at all!
If you love me, love me whole by Cuban poet Dulce María Loynaz.
(via reclaimingthelatinatag)Reclaiming the Latina tag
I’d cut my soul into a million different pieces just to form a constellation to light your way home. I’d write love poems to the parts of yourself you can’t stand. I’d stand in the shadows of your heart and tell you I’m not afraid of your dark.Andrea Gibson, Slip Your Mind (via larmoyante)
Sabr wa Sumud
Do not forget Gaza.
Do not forget how the media dehumanized the lives of 2,145 people who were slaughtered and the 11,000 who have been irreversibly injured.
Do not forget how the media has tried to justify their slaughter and injuries.
Do not forget that 89 families in Gaza have been systematically wiped out by Israel during this latest onslaught.
Do not forget that as many as 1,500 children may have been orphaned by Israeli attacks that killed their parents (UN).
Do not forget that 6,000 children will have a parent with a lifelong disability (UN).
Do not forget that 519 of those slaughtered were innocent children who had just come into this world. And 3,106 of them remain critically maimed and scarred for life. One out of every 4 massacred was a child.
Do not forget that most children 7 and younger in Gaza have lived their entire lives under Israel’s suffocating, illegal siege and blockade, and 3 Israeli onslaughts.
Do not forget how the world’s fourth largest military power savagely bombarded and terrorized 1.8 million people in a besieged strip of land by air, land and sea.
Do not forget that Israel fired 35,000 artillery shells and 14,500 tank shells. That’s almost 1,000 shells every day against a people without a military, navy or fighter jets.
Do not forget how the victims were the ones who were painted as savages.
Do not forget the 500,000+ in Gaza who have been internally displaced and who are now homeless because Israeli Occupation Forces rendered more than 20,000 homes uninhabitable by shelling and air strikes.
Do not forget that the Palestinian people have been forcibly displaced from their homes, massacred and maimed for over 66 years now, making them the largest and longest-standing refugee population in the world.
Do not forget the 370,000+ children who were terrorized and traumatized and are now in desperate need of direct and specialized psychosocial support.
Do not forget the deafening silence of world “leaders” and officials who continue to play the role of the three proverbial monkeys.
Do not forget that the U.S. helped Israel to develop its defense system (including the Iron Dome, Magic Wand and Arrow systems). The cost has been $3 billion with more than $1.3 billion alone for the Iron Dome.
Do not forget that Washington sends $3.1 billion in military aid every year, and how Congress passed $225 million in supplementary aid for Israel to repair the Iron Dome missile defense system so that it could carry on with its genocidal campaign unabated, slaughtering innocent men, women and children.
Do not forget that this “operation” was not meant to only stop resistance rockets but was deliberately calculated to destroy, exterminate and erase a people. To bomb them into oblivion.
Do not forget that there still remains an illegal military occupation in place and civilians remain caged on regulated grounds.
Do not forget that Israel is a terrorist state that has focused on power and pain, gaining and inflicting since its inception. That grieves nothing and takes everything – land, liberty and lives.
Do not forget the role we all play.
Do not forget that we all have a voice and choices to make. #BDS
Do not forget how a resistance movement stood up to the world’s 4th strongest military… and won.
Do not forget that each drop of blood that tyrants spill will remain immortal flames in their conscience and will continue to uphold the sacred will of the oppressed to live on and resist.
Do not forget the hundreds of thousands who took to the streets in solidarity with Gaza, and who never hesitated to show their unwavering support and solidarity to the Palestinian people. Who chose to stand on the right side of history.
Do not forget Gaza’s inspiring resistance and resilience.
Do not forget Palestine and its noble struggle for justice.
Do not forget the freedom fighters who sparked a revival in the people of the world.
Do not forget.
How could anyone think we’d ever forget.
Seriously, Rugrats was not fucking around.
People don’t give Rugrats enough credit for how progressive it was. I mean think about it.
- Chuckie, for most of the series is raised by a single father
- Angelica’s mother was a high ranking corporate executive
- Phil and Lil’s mom was a feminist
- She also breastfed them (which the show actually depicted)
- Tommy is half-Jewish and the show actually explored this part of his heritage
Seriously, this show was fucking amazing!! They just don’t make ‘em like this anymore….
Also don’t forget that Chuckie had an interracial family after the second movie.
How are you guys forgetting Susie? I mean her mom was a doctor and her dad was a writer for a famous Children’s TV show. Not to mention Kimmie was anything BUT submissive.
Remember when they had episodes that hit hard to issues kids might be dealing with? Chuckie only had his Dad on Mothers Day, Tommy had to deal with being outshadowed by a new baby brother, Phil and Lil were constantly being mixed up and then they had a couple episodes where they each found that even as a twin they were their own people.
Man Rugrats was the shit.
(via queercruzan)Seriously, USA?
I'm the 2nd Lead Vocalist of the group
Remember when Amber Rose posted this on her twiiter
I can defend Kanye as an artist/producer all day, but as a boyfriend/partner, he seems like a lousy, self-absorbed, pompous jackass.
remember at made in america while performing one of their post-breakup songs, kanye broke down & said it wasn’t really amber’s fault & she didn’t deserve to be treated poorly for having dated him? yeah.
The law is simple. Every experience is repeated or suffered till you experience it properly and fully the first time.Ben Okri, Astonishing the Gods (via hoitytoityangel) hoity-toity angel