see I know good women
who would cut out their own sternums,
just to be touched by love.
Needing to be loved desperately doesn’t make a woman “crazy”,
in fact I believe it’s our most carnal desire to want to lengthen our souls.
To feel your spirit cramped into
the tight space of a body,
to be trapped by yourself,
the desperation makes sense,
freedom is a necessity.
So when your shortcomings make you unable to help her stretch herself out,
when your inexperience prevents you from setting her free,
don’t hold onto her with the promise of one day,
tell her that her spirit is too deep for your little hands.
But never call her crazy because she was something you could not conquer.”
— Key Ballah, Yo Man, it’s not even like that, she’s just crazy. (via keywrites)
"Maybe Eve Was A Wild Thing" from the book What We Buried, poems by #CaitlynSiehl. Thanks @a_feminist_lenz for the recommendation. #poetry #feminism #Eve #reframing
The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, larger that the Eiffel tower and the statue of liberty .. Things you don’t see in mainstream media.
This is beautiful.
I think this picture better illustrates the size of that monument.
I never even knew this existed this makes me so happy to find out about it
How do people not know this exists? Do they live under a rock?
Yeah, called the Western world, unfortunately.
Even if you know what’s coming, you’re never prepared for how it feels.”
— Natalie Standiford, How to Say Goodbye in Robot (via larmoyante)