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[clinical]psychology major. fighter. photographer. writer. artist. poet. n3rd. colorful. passionate.

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Bukowski addict forwver & always ♥♥♥

Bukowski addict forwver & always ♥♥♥

Don’t you dare, for one minute,
believe that my kindness makes me
anything but insurmountable.
I did not unzip my chest to every kind of hurt,
and stagger back, wounded and alive,
just to hear you call me weak for trying.
I opened my door to Heartache—
I gave her the fucking key.
My softness for wayward strangers
has made me nothing less
than a halfway house for aching soles.
So when you open your mouth
and call me ‘baby’
understand that I am not your next victim
in a laundry list of broken girls.
You think I don’t know you? People like you?
People with mouths for hands.
I’ve got skin like topsoil
and your teeth could never take root.
So when you go looking to make a plaything
of a sunburst,
you better look for someone with less fire
than me.
Because softness or no,
I will eat you alive
before I let you make a meal of me.

Softness, by Ashe Vernon (via latenightcornerstore)

shadesofblackness:

endofdayz:

Karyn Washington, founder of the For Brown Girls blog, has died of an apparent suicide, reports MadameNoire.com. The influential blogger was only 22 years old.
Washington’s blog celebrated self-love, particularly among dark-skinned women. She also launched the #DarkSkinRedLip project after rapper A$AP Rocky suggested that darker-skinned women should avoid crimson lips. Following her lead, thousands of women of color posted photos of themselves proudly rocking red lips using the hashtag.
While working earnestly to empower women of all races and colors, Washington was also dealing with personal struggles. According to a friend, she had been battling depression and was also finding it hard to deal with the loss of her mother.
http://www.bet.com/news/fashion-and-beauty/2014/04/11/for-brown-girls-blog-creator-dies-of-apparent-suicide.html
Black women, who often shoulder so much burden and to admit any weakness of the mind and body is to be considered defective. Vulnerability is not allowed. Tears are discouraged. Victims are incessantly blamed. We are hard on our women, and suffer as a result.
When your community tells you that you’re better off praying than seeking the advice of medical professionals and medication, you feel shame when you feel your mind is breaking. There is no safe place. To admit to any mental frailty is to invite scorn and mockery.
Mental Illness is Real
R.I.P.

😔

shadesofblackness:

endofdayz:

Karyn Washington, founder of the For Brown Girls blog, has died of an apparent suicide, reports MadameNoire.com. The influential blogger was only 22 years old.

Washington’s blog celebrated self-love, particularly among dark-skinned women. She also launched the #DarkSkinRedLip project after rapper A$AP Rocky suggested that darker-skinned women should avoid crimson lips. Following her lead, thousands of women of color posted photos of themselves proudly rocking red lips using the hashtag.

While working earnestly to empower women of all races and colors, Washington was also dealing with personal struggles. According to a friend, she had been battling depression and was also finding it hard to deal with the loss of her mother.

http://www.bet.com/news/fashion-and-beauty/2014/04/11/for-brown-girls-blog-creator-dies-of-apparent-suicide.html

Black women, who often shoulder so much burden and to admit any weakness of the mind and body is to be considered defective. Vulnerability is not allowed. Tears are discouraged. Victims are incessantly blamed. We are hard on our women, and suffer as a result.

When your community tells you that you’re better off praying than seeking the advice of medical professionals and medication, you feel shame when you feel your mind is breaking. There is no safe place. To admit to any mental frailty is to invite scorn and mockery.

Mental Illness is Real

R.I.P.

😔

Because bikinis & boobies at my babes.
#titsmcgee #cheetahgirlscheetahsisters

Because bikinis & boobies at my babes.
#titsmcgee #cheetahgirlscheetahsisters

writingsforwinter:

Don’t ever stay in a relationship with someone who thinks it’s a burden to be there for you, complains about you needing them to be there for you sometimes, or ignores you when you need them to be there for you.

s-p-o-o-k-y-n-o-i-r:

studythesnow:

rjmckinnon:

frostedsammy:

i don’t normally post porn sorry 

I do, and this is much better.

The pen is mightier than the penis

HolyFuck

s-p-o-o-k-y-n-o-i-r:

studythesnow:

rjmckinnon:

frostedsammy:

i don’t normally post porn sorry 

I do, and this is much better.

The pen is mightier than the penis

Holy
Fuck

(Source: tinsoftware)

Just because someone desires you, it does not mean that they value you.


Read it over.

Again.

Let those words resonate in your mind.

Nayyirah Waheed  (via cremeblush)

(Source: noianegre)

When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things, the world tells you they are inferior: illogical, weak, vain, empty.

Stevie Nicks (via bmurguia)

Face licker ♥♥♥♥♥
#iloveboxers #autumn

Face licker ♥♥♥♥♥
#iloveboxers #autumn

Flask keychains are cool I guess…unless you drink alcohol. 
This doesn’t work for me I’m Irish #cutebutno #becausewhiskey #deservesmorelove #duh

Flask keychains are cool I guess…unless you drink alcohol.
This doesn’t work for me I’m Irish #cutebutno #becausewhiskey #deservesmorelove #duh