***flawless (ft. chimimanda ngozi adachie) || beyonce
we teach girls to shrink themselves
to make themselves smaller
we say to girls, "you can have ambition
but not too much,
you should aim to be successful,
but not too successful,
otherwise you will threaten the man”
Happy International Women’s Day!
It’s always been difficult for me to understand people who listen to music, or read a book, or watch a movie or TV series, and when you ask them what they thought of the music/book/move/show they say: “It was okay” or “It was not too bad”.
All I can think during those moments is: “What?! Is that all? It was ‘okay’? I have to re-evaluate my whole life right now! Christ, I need to take a week off to bawl my eyes out over that, and all you can say is ‘[i]t was not too bad’? What the fuck? What the actual fuck? Are you even human?”
“You and Anderson Cooper have the same coming out calendar week in common, but in many obvious ways, you couldn’t be more different. Anderson Cooper is an heir to one of America’s great Industrial Age fortunes and a network professional whose maleness and whiteness backed by his considerable accomplishments guarantee him work. You are a young Black man from New Orleans who fled your still struggling city. You didn’t arrive in Los Angeles with generational wealth and privilege, only the beautiful lyrics and melodies that danced through you and your dream of making it in a music industry whose sand castles were crumbling.”
(via dead birds)
They were lined up like porcelain dolls. Little bodies clothed in faded grey cotton, with large eyes that stared at her like opaque glass. She watched, transfixed, as he pushed his forefinger into one of the bodies. The flesh dipped and curved around his fingertip, malleable to his malevolence.
"They’re hollow," he said, a smile curling his lips. "Just like you will be when I finish with you."