22 4 / 2014

lonely empty inbox and Black writers in denial

Originally posted on From on Her Throne:

you took the bait, tools, congratulations

Welcome to the land of compromise,

my race will soon be a dead race like hollow white ghosts wearing brown skin,

doing the Harlem shake whenever Scandal and Sherlock comes on,

or whatever, pick your poison,

or should I say anesthetic

come one, come all, reserve your place at the Museum of Natural History–

don’t…

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22 4 / 2014

Casual Racism: mixed race babies

Said it once, I’ll say it again: mixed race babies have been around for a long time. Dating/fucking/breeding with a different race will not end racism. Hunting down people of a specific race because of your sexual interest/curiosity in them IS RACIST–its called fetishism.

And guess what racial fetishism is, lil’ people: objectification. And objectification is what, lil’ people? Dehumanizing and…

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18 4 / 2014

The Queen’s Curls: sof n’ free curly pudding is now pure pudding?

Old label, new label

Old label (left), new label (right), one word difference as far as I saw

I went into the store looking for Sofn’free Curly Pudding. But there were none though I saw other products from the same line. I saw something instead called “Pure Pudding”. When I asked about it, the clerk in the beauty supply store said she was thinking they discontinued the line. I was like “Whut?!” It just came out!

But,…

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17 4 / 2014

strucker:

To Publish or Not to Publish Without Professional Editing (and Other Issues): Releasing My First Full-Length Novel

potrcover2

Path of the Righteous is a story that begins, depending on how you look at it, with a girl who just wants to read some books and it seems her thirst for knowledge has led her into a bigger trap than she realizes at first.

I like the story because though Dahlia’s journey is harsh, it takes her to fantastic places and in the end she comes out stronger than any of her adversaries or obstacles.

Path of the Righteous is set to be my first full-length novel and I haven’t completely read through it for some cursory editing. I’d like to have a professional do it but hesitation and doubt just keeps winning in edition to literally not having the money to pay anybody to take the time to review and/or look over my writing.

[…]

I’m so indecisive and emotionally and mentally constipated about the whole thing by now that I’m considering compiling a book of short stories to publish first instead.

But why? I think the reason is because it would take me even more time to write and compile those short stories, thereby preventing me from publishing anything for an even longer amount of time. Self sabotage. Doubt. Uncertainty. Attempts at perfectionism.

The truth is I just want to publish the damn book and forget about all this other stuff in my head. […] Nothing like the pressure of sticking the book out there and trying to change typos and other editing issues before anyone else sees them, hahaha :-D. I don’t want my readers to have a potentially bad experience but this maybe the only way I can get anything out there without drowning in anxiety/panic attacks every five seconds and succumbing to procrastination and other forms of self-sabotage.

I’ll work through this, so please look forward to seeing Path of the Righteous on Smashwords in ebook format and available in hard copy probably on Lulu soon.

There are no glittery vampires though there are angelic demons who throw around stuff made out of glittering jewels….

17 4 / 2014

thumpersbullshit:

Hate breeds hate is probably the most bullshit thing I’ve ever heard.

You know what hasn’t changed the world? Simply sitting by and hoping it changes.

You know what HAS changed the world? Revolution, protests, marches anger.

Anger and passion have changed the world and I’m going to be damned if someone tries to silence me or anyone else by talking about “hate breeds hate”

Shut the fuck up.

(via nedahoyin)

17 4 / 2014

The Queen’s Curls: still going strong if a little lazy

I usually do smaller twists

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but I was tired so I did bigger ones this time. I like how they turned out.

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I’m currently still using Okay shea butter oil and coconut oil, Cantu shea butter leave-in conditioning, Herbal Essence Hello Hydration conditioning (I mostly cowash), and Soft n Free Curly Pudding (or Pure Pudding, they changed the name I think).

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16 4 / 2014

driving in circles: how the weight loss industry fucks with your head

My grandmother passed away (as mentioned on this blog in my tribute). I did not want to go to her funeral because I knew I’d have to see the sheeples called “family members”. I was manipulated into going despite my wishes.

They’re the same as they ever were. Stingy. Complaining. Cheapskates. Greedy. Passive aggressive. Self-absorbed. Sheep people. And that’s an insult to sheep.

Of course, my…

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14 4 / 2014

tierracita:

The half-life of trauma is a thousand years. 

14 4 / 2014

"White people like going back in time, which is always a problem for me. I can only go back so far. Any farther and my black ass is in chains."

Paul Mooney

(via khronicbitchface)

I don’t know who this guy is but this plagues me.

(via pistols-and-koolaid)

14 4 / 2014

whiteamericanman asked: As for the thirst for space and aliens n shit, you misinterpreted the motivation behind it. Some individuals hold truth and meaning higher than justice, which imo is the ONLY meaningful pursuit. Some would sooner die reaching across the unknown than live on this limited and hopeless world mired with humanity's self-inflicted turmoil. You cannot change this world, but you can make a new one. We SHOULD make a new one. Meet NEW people that can show us the next new question to ponder.

sourcedumal:

I know the motivation behind it just fine

And my point still stands: If we cannot overcome the societal forces that have created the great inequalities on THIS PLANET, what makes you think that we’ll do so with another species? WE WON’T

Take that Star Trek. Because it has always baffled and irked me how people think justice is less important and they’re just going to shuttle off to somebody else’s planet when they can’t even deal with injustice on their own planet.

Okay, I don’t know how this conversation started and that’s all I have to say.

(Where have I been, I can reply-reblog other people’s  published Asks now???)