Behind every successful woman is herself.– Unknown (via thatkindofwoman)
Rules my Grandma's Psychiatrist gave her in 56'
Get some cheap dishes and break them when you get upset. Learn how to say “NO” and don’t feel guilty about it Buy something frivolous for yourself once in awhile, like a new hat. Never again do anything you don’t want to do.
I’m not sure which is worse: intense feeling, or the absence of it.– Margaret Atwood )
duhdoydorothy: also as a personal note i just wanna say i have super huge dramatic hips and thighs and i am like 100 percent into it sometimes i see myself in a window or mirror and im like “hey ma u got them big pretty legs”
[love letter to self] i don’t think so. but, i forgive you, girl, who tallied...– Warsan Shire, “and were you being good to yourself?” (via lifeinpoetry)
We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a...– Audre Lorde Porque la vida nos a hecho hard ass bitches in order to survive (via tortillapower)
wolfcola: when i die make sure my corpse has winged eyeliner
freakvevo: *gets my nipples pierced at Claire’s* Ha!
Abra quien te ofrezca pero no quien te ruege
As dumb as it sounds sometimes I miss being heart broken. Loving someone senselessly, missing like crazy. So masochistic, and yet fueled somehow by hope.
aye one time i owed the library like 400 dollas...
niggaimdeadass: it was the summer of 7th grade going to 8th a nigga was stressed and depressed walking home like “how the fuck did i manage to do this to myself” on the brink of tears everyday scared to tell my mom luckily they had this program “read away your fees” or some shit like that every half an hour you sat in the library and read it took 2 dollars off my niggas. my...
Home’s been nice. My mom had knee surgery yesterday so I’ve been helping her out around the house. Kinda made me feel like the roles switched for this instance anyway. Earlier I was making her chicken soup and she was super hungry and kept insisting I serve her (mostly she was starving cause she hadn’t eaten since yesterday morning) and so I did and she goes, “hmm the...
I was going to die, sooner or later, whether or not I had even spoken myself. My...– Audre Lorde (via queer-hex)
caelhammer: what if i was cool oh wait i am
I knew it wasn’t too important but it made me sad anyway.– J.D. Salinger (via 13neighbors)
Erykah Badu Interviews Kendrick Lamar
BADU: How do you choose chicks from backstage?
LAMAR: How do I choose chicks from backstage?
BADU: Yeah, what is the protocol?
LAMAR: I try not to. [laughs] I’m too scared. Anybody who knows me knows that I’m probably the most scared person when it comes to that because I’m so caught up in the act of sex, of something going crazy, going out of my control. I’m too paranoid.
BADU: [laughs] So you just pass?
LAMAR: I’ve got to because I’ve seen a situation where it got totally out of hand, where something seemed so innocent, and now this person has got allegations on them. It spooked me. This was before my career really started, though—before any “Kendrick Lamar.” And that right there? It changed my whole perception about certain things. I’ll always keep that in the back of my head.
BADU: So who is your asshole-checker?
LAMAR: Who is my what?
BADU: Your asshole-checker—the person in your crew or your family who let’s you know if you’re being a asshole.
LAMAR: I have two, actually. [both laugh] But the main one is a friend of mine—a lady friend who has known me since high school. She has always been someone, since day one, who has said something whenever I’m an asshole, or also if I’m doin’ something positive—but more so when I’m out of my element.
BADU: What’s your favorite cereal?
LAMAR: Fruity Pebbles. When people ask for my rider, they think I’m crazy: Fruity Pebbles, baked chicken, bottle of Hennessy, and some Polo socks.
BADU: What do you, as a man, envy about what it means to be a woman?
LAMAR: There’s just a certain knowledge instilled in a woman. There are these things that women have that men just can’t grasp: the understanding of love; the understanding of being; having a certain type of care in your heart and knowing when to be compassionate; knowing how to be a confidante…
BADU: That’s a good perspective. Something I envy that men have is that ability to grow a goatee. I think that’d be really hot on me.
I was talking to Lil the other day about life and freak outs or a sense of purposelessness and she said she watched a documentary on happiness and that they interviewed a bunch of people of different cultures and although a lot of them practiced different things to remain content. There was a common interval of people being happy when they had community and purpose (or some combination of the...