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amazing-how-you-love:

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nayyirahwaheed:

mendyourmind:

terrible picture but yay I got a tattoo I’ve been wanting for a while yesterday. thank you Nayyirah Waheed for some of the lost important words in my life.


mendyourmind answered you:






nayyirahwaheed asked:
Peace :) I just saw the picture of your tattoo of my poem ‘tourist.’ I was wondering why you chose this piece/ that phrase ?





hello, basically it just describes my situation perfectly. I have been travelling through Europe alone for the last two months with another month before I go back home, before the next two years when I’ll be moving to live in toe new countries. I just feel the phrase encapsulates everything I think; have fun, see new places and when the beauty/enjoyment of the place begins to wear thin, find somewhere new. I’m just so thankful that I found your words, and the way they allow me to understand my current life philosophy in such a direct, uninhibited way.





"go.enjoy.leave.it was all about you, anyway.”
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  tourist, nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
this is my original piece, clearly addressing the ills of tourism, so, this person changing the original sentiment/essence to  glorify tourism, to use my work to express their life philosophy of getting to”see new places and when the beauty/enjoyment of the place begins to wear thin, find somewhere new,” is incredibly disrespectful, smacking of white privilege, and the essence of the very colonizing thoughts/behaviors i am speaking out against in the poem.
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it is incredibly distressing that you would change my words to fit your philosophy, and then thank me for writing ‘some of the most important words in your life.’
as a woc, i am not here to educate you. i am not here to edify and feed you. changing your life is not my purpose on this earth, not when there are black and brown people losing life/ have been losing lives everyday. if you knew about me, you would know that i write first and foremost for poc. in fact, this very poem was speaking of what happens to our lands as poc.
this whole thing is white privilege and an presumption of accessibility to me and my work that you think you have, but in fact, do not have. from choosing my poem/ this poem without any thought to who i am as a woc artist who is vocal about the integrity of her work, to changing the meaning/and picking pieces of my poem to fit your ‘life philosophy,’ to posting it under my tag with my name, it is all wrong. every part of it. so what you got tattooed on your arm is in fact not my work, but something you appropriated, a mangled version of something very painful, beautiful, and honest.

However, poetry is not about the poet. Is about the reader.

no. Nayyirah Waheed can write whatever she wants for who ever she wants. She is not obligated to serve any reader anything ever. (esp the White ones who obviously reads her poetry sooooo wrong.) 

oh
my
god

amazing-how-you-love:

walkingthenarrowway:

dyscordia:

nayyirahwaheed:

nayyirahwaheed:

mendyourmind:

terrible picture but yay I got a tattoo I’ve been wanting for a while yesterday. thank you Nayyirah Waheed for some of the lost important words in my life.

nayyirahwaheed asked:

Peace :) I just saw the picture of your tattoo of my poem ‘tourist.’ I was wondering why you chose this piece/ that phrase ?

  tourist, nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

this is my original piece, clearly addressing the ills of tourism, so, this person changing the original sentiment/essence to  glorify tourism, to use my work to express their life philosophy of getting to”see new places and when the beauty/enjoyment of the place begins to wear thin, find somewhere new,” is incredibly disrespectful, smacking of white privilege, and the essence of the very colonizing thoughts/behaviors i am speaking out against in the poem.

and

it is incredibly distressing that you would change my words to fit your philosophy, and then thank me for writing ‘some of the most important words in your life.’

as a woc, i am not here to educate you. i am not here to edify and feed you. changing your life is not my purpose on this earth, not when there are black and brown people losing life/ have been losing lives everyday. if you knew about me, you would know that i write first and foremost for poc. in fact, this very poem was speaking of what happens to our lands as poc.

this whole thing is white privilege and an presumption of accessibility to me and my work that you think you have, but in fact, do not have. from choosing my poem/ this poem without any thought to who i am as a woc artist who is vocal about the integrity of her work, to changing the meaning/and picking pieces of my poem to fit your ‘life philosophy,’ to posting it under my tag with my name, it is all wrong. every part of it. so what you got tattooed on your arm is in fact not my work, but something you appropriated, a mangled version of something very painful, beautiful, and honest.

However, poetry is not about the poet. Is about the reader.

no. Nayyirah Waheed can write whatever she wants for who ever she wants. She is not obligated to serve any reader anything ever. (esp the White ones who obviously reads her poetry sooooo wrong.) 

oh

my

god

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siddharthasmama:

smallrevolutionary:

tashabilities:

mimicryisnotmastery:

babybutta:

whitegirlsaintshit:

shialabae:

brownglucose:

imsoshive:

She on beat like a muhhfucka

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shoutout to her for being so positive while going through chemo

FUCK ME UP MARY BETH

GET IT BITCH!!!! YESSS!!!! FUCK IT UP I LOVE IT!!!!!

The hood fucks with her heavily.

SHE BETTER GO TF AWFFF

Mary Beth had the most rhythm I’ve ever seen for a middle aged white woman,

But this is still what Jukebox Jones calls ‘impactful Blackness’ or ‘Blackness for powerful effect’. 

White folks created segregation and they maintain it to this day, so generally speaking, they don’t want much to do with us.

They won’t hire us, don’t wanna live near us, don’t want their kids at school with ours, and don’t wanna date us. Black boys across the country are getting shot and ‘committing suicide’ for messin with white women right now today in 2014.

But whenever white folks need some courage, some extra oomph to help them through chemo or surgery, help them win gold at the Olympics, or just to ask that cutie to the prom, 

They call on Black culture, specifically our dance and our music. 

But Black folks so damn EASY.

We ooooh and aaaah at anybody white who’s watched us for 10 minutes and figured out how to do some shit we do, or simply appreciate something we do.

UGH, Mary Beth.

Good luck on the chemo, tho, gorl.

^^^^ i was waiting for someone to say it. I was waiting. i couldnt even bring myself to reblog it because…. i get it, congrats on keeping your spirits up…. but the same clique of folks that drag white people for this type of shit just googoo’ed and ga-ga’d all over themselves. christ.

this is it…this is the only version of this post I’ll reblog because it finally got put into words… I didn’t want no one to attack me for saying that so thanks for saying what I couldn’t.

FOR THE COMMENTARY

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diaryofabaglady:

sailor04:

dominicandeathtrap:

angeleesworld:

5265ad:

naturalhair4c:

Just so heart breaking

Everything about this is garbage

fuck men

I kno so many men that are like this in real life. Be weary like this shit is disgusting we need to kill off all of them

Somee of these crusty ass people are women too lmaooo

but let a black man post ONE meme of you (that shouldn’t have been a girl with albinism, but a bowl of spoiled cottage cheese or something), the world comes to defend you.

You got compared to another human being yet BW out here getting compared to roaches but we  gotta “lighten up” because colorism and racism is “just a joke”.

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il-tenore-regina:

infamousnspooky:

first “basic is a misogynistic slur against women” now “fuckboy is a slur against trans and gay men” yall just need to admit you hate black people and stop trying to warp our slang to make it seem like we hate everyone

white folks are so unoriginal 

LMAO we can’t have nothing

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just so we don’t have another “Coraline was made by Tim Burton” deal on our hands

saccharinescorpion:

The Book of Life

  • is directed by Jorge Gutierrez, creator of of El Tigre. he is the major figure behind the movie, having come up with the idea originally as well
  • is produced by several people, one of whom is Guillermo del Toro, director of Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, etc 
  • is written by Jorge Gutierrez, joined by Doug Landale, creator of the Weekenders
  • has several character designs by Sandra Equihua, Gutierrez’s wife and co-creator of El Tigre

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selbstgerecht:

Students burn Mexican govt. building in protest over police corruption 
Hundreds of residents in a southern-Mexican city smashed up the state capital building in a furious protest over the continued lack of information about 43 local college students, believed to have been abducted by corrupt police. The local police are allegedly working with a powerful drug cartel and it’s feared that 10 newly discovered mass graves my contain the bodies of the students taken on September 26. “Up to 20” charred remains were discovered on Saturday. As an investigation is underway, 26 police officers have so far been arrested, a number of which admitted to working with the Guerreros Unidos - an infamous drug cartel. Arrest warrants have also been issued for the mayor of Iguala, Jose Luis Albarca, his wife and his security chief, but they have gone into hiding. 
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holy fucking shit this is huge

Oh my God.

il-tenore-regina:

wakefestatstiffanys:

selbstgerecht:

Students burn Mexican govt. building in protest over police corruption 

Hundreds of residents in a southern-Mexican city smashed up the state capital building in a furious protest over the continued lack of information about 43 local college students, believed to have been abducted by corrupt police. The local police are allegedly working with a powerful drug cartel and it’s feared that 10 newly discovered mass graves my contain the bodies of the students taken on September 26. “Up to 20” charred remains were discovered on Saturday. As an investigation is underway, 26 police officers have so far been arrested, a number of which admitted to working with the Guerreros Unidos - an infamous drug cartel. Arrest warrants have also been issued for the mayor of Iguala, Jose Luis Albarca, his wife and his security chief, but they have gone into hiding. 

Watch Video here

Read full story

holy fucking shit this is huge

Oh my God.