weian-fu:

blackamazon:

peechingtonmariejust:

Dr. Maya Angelou speaks explicitly about her experience with the stigma and shame of being a sex worker/former sex worker.

"I had a very rough time at 18… and I went on a national show and a woman did the interview who I knew slightly [she smiles softly here and raises her eyebrows] and she said “Maya Angelou! How does it feel to know you’re the first Black woman to have a national bestseller non fiction, your second book nominated for the Pulitzer, and to know that at 18 you were a prostitute?” 

And it was like a kick in the stomach! However, there is this: You must always be careful who you call out. [She smiles very broadly here and nods to emphasise the word “careful”] When she said that, I said, “Ahhh but there are many ways to prostitute one’s self and you would know about that, wouldn’t you dear?”  

Whereupon they went to break, [The interviewer laughs heartily] Yes, whereupon her co-host came and concluded the interview.”

…. Life goals

MOTHER MAYA ANGELOU, EVERYONE.

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el-capi-tan:

vagabondaesthetics:

Black women have a narrative thrown onto them that tells the world that they are always horrible unfit mothers but when people from all over the world need someone to raise their children they seek Black women.

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missjia:

People don’t even TRY to do this anymore. Temporary love and quick romps seem to be in season. No one’s really trying to build love that’ll last for many years, especially since one nut seems to be enough for most.

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pride-n-poised:

forestlove22:

Super Woman fro!

this outfit though! yes to all of it!

  09:43 am, reblogged  by atldreamer 2085  |
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*PRAYS WHITE PPL DON’T FIND IT SO THE PRICE DON’T GO UP*

aintralph:

theblackandgreenmartian:

theblackandgreenmartian:

Coconut Oil

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Castor Oil

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Shea Butter

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Black Soap

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and the list goes on.

Which new black deleted the title?

*fixes post*

necessities.

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