1. (Source: weheartit.com, via a-r-a-b-i-a)

  2. (Source: rebel--soul, via minidlamini)

  4. amandaonwriting:

    Happy Birthday, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, born 15 September 1977


    1. I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.
    2. I have been writing since I was old enough to spell. I have never considered not writing.
    3. The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.
    4. Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.
    5. Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it.
    6. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.
    7. If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway.
    8. Because of writers like Chinua Achebe and Camara Laye … I realized that people like me, girls with skin the colour of chocolate, whose kinky hair could not form ponytails, could also exist in literature.
    9. You can’t write a script in your mind and then force yourself to follow it. You have to let yourself be.
    10. The best novels are those that are important without being like medicine; they have something to say, are expansive and intelligent but never forget to be entertaining and to have character and emotion at their centre.
    11. I write from real life. I am an unrepentant eavesdropper and a collector of stories. I record bits of overheard dialogue.
    12. Our histories cling to us. We are shaped by where we come from.

    Adichie is a Nigerian writer. Her best known novels are Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah.

    Source for image

    by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

    (via minidlamini)

  5. (Source: getintunee, via saddddddd)

  6. Street art under the pass in Gardens, Cape Town. Let’s remember what happened at Marikana. The Marikana miners strike was the single most lethal use of force by SA security forces against civilians since 1960s. It created immense international debate and uproar. #justice #streetart #cptcbd #marikana #lonmin

    (Source: taniapehl)


  7. "

    Promise Yourself

    To be so strong that nothing
    can disturb your peace of mind.
    To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
    to every person you meet.

    To make all your friends feel
    that there is something in them
    To look at the sunny side of everything
    and make your optimism come true.

    To think only the best, to work only for the best,
    and to expect only the best.
    To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
    as you are about your own.

    To forget the mistakes of the past
    and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
    To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
    and give every living creature you meet a smile.

    To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
    that you have no time to criticize others.
    To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
    and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

    To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
    not in loud words but great deeds.
    To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
    so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

    — Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them (via beautiful-ambition)

    (Source: kushandwizdom, via rockyavenue)


  8. Anonymous said: This is gonna sound so stupid but what is a fuckboy? lol


    fuckboy symptoms:

    • timothy over here askin’ for nudes when all u did was say hello
    • connor who won’t calm down with his axe spray tryna infect ya lungs
    • colin adding #420 to his bio when he smoked weed one time
    • gregory mad cause u didn’t blow him after the first date

    how to spot a fuckboy:

    • white nike tube socks with his adidas sandals
    • he wants to play 20 questions (!!!!!!!!! do not play !!!!!!!!!!! especially if there’s a “;)” involved)
    • relies on his mom but doesn’t respect women
    • looks like he just read one of jaden smith’s tweets in all of his selfies
    • can’t find the clitoris

    fuckboys come in all shapes and sizes and results may vary but when he a fuckboy…he a fuckboy…and u will know

  9. valerieamani:



    oh that face

    so much face!

    (Source: cxvonn)


  10. Confusion


    I’ve come to the conclusion that confusion may possibly be the most frustrating thing to feel. It’s like you know there is a mess somewhere I your house but you can’t seem to find it to clean it up… So everything just remains feeling so messy

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