theblacksophisticate:

feminism5ever:

When people say “culture is meant to be shared” I’m literally like ???? Because that has literally never been the purpose of any culture. Culture is about identity, community and family. It’s about tradition. It is not and has never been about “sharing”.

Say it!

We as Black people have to tell our own stories. We have to document our history. When we allow someone else to document our history the history becomes twisted and we get written out. We get our noses blown off.

-- Erykah Badu, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. (via ovarycool)

"Puffy Takes Paris" Kate Moss, Alek Wek, Oluchi Onweagba, Jacquetta Wheeler, Debra Shaw, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Oscar de la Renta & John Galliano photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue Magazine  October 1999

gurafiku:

Japanese Publication: Nikkeidai Campus Guide. Motoi Shito. 2014

blackfashion:

Rachè,  & XAVYB

Collection: Annaxfora

IG. rache.e

IG. xavyb

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I do not define myself by how many roadblocks have appeared on my path.
I define myself by the courage I’ve found to forge new roads.
I do not define myself by how many disappointments I’ve faced.
I define myself by the forgiveness and faith I’ve found to start again.
I do not define myself by how long a relationship lasted.
I define myself by how much I have loved, and am willing to love again.
I do not define myself by how many times I’ve been knocked down.
I define myself by how many times I’ve struggled to my feet.
I am not my pain.
I am not my past.
I am that which has emerged from the fire.

-- Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)