Ms. Pope is badass!
that hat tho #I’mTakingNotes
"It’s not greed, but necessity. Now, I don’t focus on the hopeless, when I look out it’s only for me."
~Portugal. The Man, Purple Yellow Red and Blue
"My love is wider than Victoria Lake, taller than the empire state. It dives and it jumps. I can’t give you more than that. Surely you want me back."
~Sade, Is It A Crime?
"Turn off the world and close your eyes. Lose yourself and listen to your heart" ~Alicia Keys, Listen To Your ❤
I am not afraid to be your lady
I am not afraid to be your whore
I am not afraid to be your future
I am not afraid to be your baby
I am not afraid to be your strength
I am not afraid to be open wide
I am not afraid to be glutinous
I am not afraid to create my queendom
I am not afraid
~Jill Scott, I’m Not Afraid ♥♫
To older generations, we must have looked like freaks in a carnival, walking around muttering the few Swahili phrases we had managed to memorize, giving each other complicated soul handshakes, and putting our clenched fists over our hearts and saying things like “my beautiful black brothers and sisters.” And in some ways it seems funny to me now. But it was an exciting and sincere effort to forge a new communal identity among a people descended from splendid ancient cultures, abducted and forced into servility, and now deprived of collective economic and political power. We thought we had learned at last our unutterable, secret name, and that name was BLACK. We believed that if we uttered it again and again, like an incantation, we would move mountains just as surely as Ali Baba had done, or knock down barriers like Joshua, who fit the battle of Jericho and the walls came
"I’m alone. All alone. Even when I’m not alone, I like to think that I’m alone"
~Deep Cotton “Milk Dies” ♫