“What is disaster pornography? Africans define it as the Western media’s habit of blacking out Africa’s stock markets, cell phones, heart surgeries, soaring literacy and increasing democratization, while gleefully parading its genocides, armed conflicts, child soldiers, foreign debts, hunger, disease and backwardness.”—Gbemisola Olujobi, Nigerian journalist (Via the December 2007 issue of Ebony magazine) (via the-cat-inside)
I interviewed a young anthropologist working with women in Mali, a country in Africa where women go around with bare breasts. They’re always feeding their babies. And when she told them that in our culture men are fascinated with breasts there was an instant of shock. The women burst out laughing. They laughed so hard, they fell on the floor.
They said, “You mean, men act like babies?”
Carolyn Latteier, Breasts, the women’s perspective on an American obsession
“8. I promise to only kneel at the alter formed by her hips, build a church of our arched limbs. Kiss the insides of her thighs till she sweats every lover before me out of her.
I’m not the jealous type
but I know the addiction of being strung out to old ties…”—
“Messages like ‘you’re a strong black woman’ come from the heart but leave us in the emotional bind of believing we always have to be strong or else we’ve failed. Being strong all the time is a burden that doesn’t leave us much room to be human.”—
“If I tell you I need you, do not take it lightly. I do everything I can to never have to depend on anyone, to never show weakness, and if I say that I need you, it means I am trusting you to catch me when I fall.”—(via dannydino11)