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For my own sake,
and the sake of the woman
who lives on the other side
of your bed, I am going to
stop loving you.

When you touched me
for the first time,
I could feel all
of the promises you told
her you would keep.
When you looked at me
with thirsty eyes,
you broke one.
When you told me
you would rather it
be me making breakfast
and then the bed,
you broke two in one thought.
You don’t have to
press your passionate lips
to my mouth for it to be
the only way of you
deceiving her heart.
Just wishing that I
were on the other side
of the couch is enough
to do the proper damage.
"The other unknown woman," - Colleen Brown (via mostlyfiction)
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notbecauseofvictories:

by now, most of you have probably seen this post about how “Athena gifted Medusa with ugliness and the power to turn men to stone as a way of protecting her from further violations of her person…As the original myth tells it, she lived in solitude because she did…

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afrofuturistaffair:

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When children use Science Fiction and Fantasy writing techniques and tropes they are often using their writing to explore themselves and their world, without any need for guidance and literal knowledge.

On the surface they are writing about zombies, spaceships and vampires, but do not be fooled –they are using these devices in the same way as Octavia Butler, Charles Saunders, Tananarive Due and Walter Mosley – to cloak methods of exploring and explaining – and finding explanations for – their worlds – both internal and external – in a way that straightforward ‘literal’ fiction cannot.

Realism has become a trap for black children and they realize it. According to my young students, who range in age from nine to fifteen, they tire of reading and writing stories that are about “problems” and crave fantastic tales of derring-do with cool, young, Black heroes and heroines.

Science fiction and fantasy offers black children an alternative way of dealing with legacy, tradition, and memory.

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pimpunderthemountain:

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treatboss:

THIS INSTRUMENT IS CALLED THE KALIMBA. THIS IS FATE.

holy shit

this is the best kalimba playing i’ve ever seen EVER

I HAD NO IDEA WHAT A KALIMBA LOOKED LIKE UNTIL JUST THIS SECOND IM BLOWN AWAY

I had one of these growing up and I was such shit at it I literally have never heard one used for anything other than plonky, labored renditions of ‘twinkle twinkle little star’ in my living room. This is gorgeous.