Over the moon

22. Dartmouth. Lover of all things beautiful.



In my culture we often joke that we never smile in family photographs.

You see there is no need to smile because
‘The photo’ is simply a transaction,
A ritual we perform to document an event like
Family is some sort of timeline we are creating together in public



the best part about being in your 20’s is slowly caring less and less about what people think of you and surrounding yourself with good people

the worst is that I’m broke

(via ethiopienne)

Being black affected one’s life span, insurance rates, blood pressure, lovers, children, every dangerous hour of every dangerous day. There was absolutely no way not to be black without ceasing to exist. But it frequently seemed that there was no way to be black, either, without ceasing to exist.

James Baldwin. Every Good-Bye Ain’t Gone.  New York. Dec 19, 1977.  (via ethiopienne)

(Source: homonoire, via ithinkimnervous)


as a black girl, one of the most radical things you can do is love yourself in the face of all the messages you receive that say you have no right to.

it will scare the shit out of people.