It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here.
James Baldwin (via gentlerecovery)

like laughter from the bottom of the belly
or pillow fights turned play fights
i love you too much to fight
for something that doesn’t make us feel good.

or whole
or some part of ourselves we’ll never know again.

i always imagined your room would feel
like all the things the wind blew in.


been working. good stuff coming together. so very very elated.

i passed my german exam and now i’m back up in this bitch like whoa.

sza. julia. can’t wait to see her at afropunk.

that last photo makes me feel so many things… *breaks out notebook*



tiona + allison . how we love . nyc . 2014

*me and my love.

Time flows in a strange way on Sundays.
Haruki Murakami (via greypoppies)
Love is never any better than the lover. Wicked people love wickedly, violent people love violently, weak people love weakly, stupid people love stupidly, but the love of a free man is never safe.

toni morrison, the bluest eye

(this will definitely be the epigraph of one of my books)


Ackee & Saltfish Trailer - Cecile Emeke

Be a fly on the wall and meet Olivia and Rachel, the stars of the upcoming short film “Ackee & Saltfish”. Adoption by Solange, wondering whether Common plays the guitar and arguments over whether couscous is rice or not all make it into the mix some how with these two best-friends.

i’m late to the poliça party and i wish this tardiness on no one else.