""You your best thing, Sethe" [from Toni Morrison’s "Beloved"]. That line always makes me cry. How many of us have lived lives without ever realizing the possibility of that sentence? You your best thing. Man."
The Last Japanese Mermaids
For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.
In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence
Today’s photo of a young Hazara school girl was taken in Bamiyan, Afghanistan.
Summer at the Wannsee,Berlin. (Photo: Ralf Hirschberger / EPA via the Wall Street Journal)
"Here is what I have…poems, big thighs, lil tits & so much love."
Ntozake Shange, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf (via localsoil)
Islamic headscarf 101.
this is really important because I didn’t realize there was a difference and other people should know this
This read goes out to Lily Allen, Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azaelia and all you other ivory motherfuckers building your careers on the broken self esteem of black people. I am sick of you bitches thinking that you can have fun at the expense of black culture. That you’re treating being black like it’s a coat you put on at the beginning of the day and take off at the end. That you see something that we’ve created out of pride and use to make yourself look edgy or hip. That the same thing you translucent looking Motherfuckers are mocking is the same thing that is getting us killed or profiled. I know being a suburban white kid must be so boring with your bake sales and your healthy home lives and your constant need to buy everything organic, but please fucking stop.
And this is a special fuck you to Lily Allen who says that she doesn’t shake her ass because she has a brain but proceeds to use black dancers in her videos. Apparently you’re not smart enough to realize that my GPA or IQ is not contingent on the amount of times I can make my ass clap. Trust and believe I will be twerkin my ass to graduation. So my self esteem you cannot have cause like the great Maya Angelou said “and still I rise” and I’d be careful if I was you because one day black people are gonna rise up take over this country. Electing a black president was just phase one.
Last but not least this is a shout out to white people who knows what I mean when I say “fuck white people” but fuck you too because I don’t want you motherfuckers getting too comfortable and thinking that you can just idle sit by and watch your people fuck shit up. It’s your job as well to fix the damage that has been done.
My “Pass the Read” (via bellecosby)
HOLY BEAUTIFUL MOLLY!
Molly is really one of the most beautiful people/friends I have/know.
Fa(t)shion Diva to the maxx
I love you so much :]
eee. these perfectly display how awkward i’ve been lately.
scarf: H&M long ago
sweater: Lane Bryant
Studded tunic: Fred Meyer (9$ ooh)
Skirt: Old Navy also long ago
Tights: Assets for Target (buy them theyre perfect)
Boots: Lane Bryant
Bungaroo and his wife, two of the few surviving Aboriginal people who lived a hunter gatherer existence.
Photographed in 2012 by Samuel Richards in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia.