Beyond My Brown

superseventies:

Early 1970s women’s rights protestors.

And we’re still working on it!
Jun 23

superseventies:

Early 1970s women’s rights protestors.

And we’re still working on it!

(Source: kendy)

someone said I look like Ertha Kitt, what do you think?
Jun 9

someone said I look like Ertha Kitt, what do you think?

(via theniftyfifties)

Recently I was told that I was too quiet and shy. It cost me at an interview and I can’t help to feel a bit slighted for my small voice and reserved demeanor. I spoke, I talked, I commented, was funny and witty, but I only use this one voice because it is what God gave me, and I’ll be damned if I am going to be shamed by it. I don’t want to be boisterous and loud and I find it slightly unattractive and less sincere. I honestly don’t think that there’s anything wrong with me, but I can’t help to feel that somehow there is something wrong that I was judged to strongly and not with the quiet contempt that would call for such a decision as putting me in a position for which I was qualified for.

How do you handle such comments about your very being? How can you see past what was obvious a shitty excuse for a reason to not hire you? Or maybe be with you as  a friend or lover? Sitting here alone I believe I have found my answer. I am alone, with no new job and only my thoughts to share with only those who care to see. Had I been more loud and outgoing, would I have that job and more friends to share my good fortune? I feel it may be worth a review, to have your comments and opinions.

I am heavily sorrowed…

Apr 6
too shy
babstheartist:

blacknerdjade:

faineemae:

“Hoodies and Hijabs: Uncovering Injustice”Wake Forest and Salem Students, organized by Muslim peers, came together to show solidarity with Trayvon Martin and Shaima Al Awadhi. Students are calling on our community leaders to condemn hate crimes and make sure our community is a safe place for everyone.

Please re-post this picture to raise awareness about these atrocities! Let’s encourage other Universities & schools to create photographs such as this one!



*This is not meant to compare both tragedies, but to recognize them both for injustice and discrimination being carried out.

Now this is awesome. 

this is so beautiful
Mar 30

babstheartist:

blacknerdjade:

faineemae:

“Hoodies and Hijabs: Uncovering Injustice”

Wake Forest and Salem Students, organized by Muslim peers, came together to show solidarity with Trayvon Martin and Shaima Al Awadhi. Students are calling on our community leaders to condemn hate crimes and make sure our community is a safe place for everyone.


Please re-post this picture to raise awareness about these atrocities! Let’s encourage other Universities & schools to create photographs such as this one!


*This is not meant to compare both tragedies, but to recognize them both for injustice and discrimination being carried out.

Now this is awesome. 

this is so beautiful

(via mochafleur)

Mar 30

holysoul:

Michael Kiwanuka I Don’t Know (Bill Withers Cover, Live)

I just love this, warms the spirit

justwannaeat:

LaWanda Page “Aunt Esther” in her dancing heyday.
Mar 30

justwannaeat:

LaWanda Page “Aunt Esther” in her dancing heyday.

(Source: ladyvenoms, via mochafleur)