"fail splendidly. fail comfortably. use failure as a redirect. not as a measure of your worth or value. fail beautifully."
— nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
"The cruel joke of life is the feeling of limitations and reality of endless possibilities constantly tugging at each other. We all wake up everyday believing that all we can do is go to our job, school, or similar duties, spend our days in our self-prescribed bubbles, then go back to sleep, defeated by our boundaries. Then, out of the blue we are inspired by a quote, a song, a speech, a book to peek outside our box, to imagine what life would, or could be, like if we only took one step out of our own way."
Chinwe Ohanele; Leadership Doubt Syndrome (via africaisdonesuffering)
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"Black art is not a free for all.
Black art is not a free for all.
Black art is not free for all.
It is free for none of y’all non-Black people. It is created for Black people to get their lives, to recover their wits, to see themselves and their stories reflected, and to be healed and uplifted. Black people need this. When we come home from surviving in the world where we are made to be small and hopeless, we need our Black magic. We need it to heal us from the daily soul wounds we are exposed to—from the humiliating assumptions and character assassinations to the public executions. Black art gives us back our dignity, re-affirms our right to exist, raises a voice and words to our anger, hurt, and frustration. Black art is our only potable water, our healing balm."
— Nadijah Robinson, “Black Art is Not A Free For All” (via ethiopienne)
(Source: y2kalypse, via ethiopienne)