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i'm desirae. queer, developing womanist, aspiring screenwriter, southerner, supreme in training

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  • "I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way."
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  • heidyiam:

    #clone club + #puppy 

    (via orphanblack)

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  • "Boys like Grey feed on the guts of girls all full of love for them. But there’s never enough."
  • "sometimes the night wakes in the
    middle of me
    and i can do nothing
    but become the moon."
    nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

    (via poetfire)

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  • "To kill our dream life would be to kill ourselves, to mutilate our soul. Dreaming is the one thing we have that’s really ours, invulnerably and inalterably ours."
    Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

    I keep mulling this over.

    (via poetfire)

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  • Baffling exchange with a former friend and peak white feminist that followed me posting my first autostraddle article (it's time for white feminists to stop talking about solidarity and start acting)

    • White girl: I am confused as to why you deleted me on facebook, all I did with disagree with your comment on intersectionlity in an attempt to understand it more. Despite being white and from a middle class background, I feel that I still have a right to call myself a feminist and I feel that your argument comes across as aggressive, antagonistic and somewhat counter-productive. I don't understand why you feel it necessary to write a blog post about my friends and I and remove us from facebook rather than engage in an open debate.
    • Me: I don't have to engage in debate if I don't want to. We disagree on things, that's cool, but I don't have to stay around people that will wilfully dismiss and belittle what I'm tryna say. I get that you don't think you did much wrong or whatever but I'm tired of having to even have to have such 'debates' with people. It's dull and frustrating and hurtful. If you really wanna understand my point of view I suggest that you read the works of people like Audre Lorde and bell hooks or this amazing blog which literally has essays on any subject you care to think of with relation to race and feminism. xxx
    • White girl: No, the only reason that you don't want to debate your point is that you won't listen to any other points of view?! Also, I have read Bell Hooks so THANKS BBZ
    • Me: Reading clearly isn't the same as understanding
    • There is no room for 'points of view' in the framework of lived experience, unless those points of view come from
    • those whose oppression is being discussed. You wouldn't let a man tell you about being a woman so why is it so difficult to comprehend this?
    • I'm truly confused. You're a smart girl with a Uni education. This shouldn't be beyond you.
    • White girl: Could say the same to you. Perhaps you should actually look more into intersectional feminism because then you would see that preaching hate against white people is completely counter-productve.
    • Me: Firstly 'intersectional feminism' is BLACK feminism.
    • The term has been co opted and watered down into whatever bullshit hype you're on.
    • White girl: Don't patronise me please, this is to do with preaching hate and nothing to do with the "sisterhood" you claim to be part of. Why don't you actually aim to work alongside white women rather than argue with them? It strengthens the cause
    • Me: I work with white women who recognise when they need to accept that they're not always right. Which you clearly can't do. I want to work with white women but only those who see that my rallies against whiteness aren't personal attacks but a way of making ppl interrogate the ways that they perpetuate (often unknowingly) unfair systems of racial disparity
    • White girl: Please explain to me why you think that I can't do that? I am trying to understand your point but all your doing is telling me that I'm not as oppressed as you are, does that make my opinion less valuable than yours? In which case, which one of us is now the oppressor
    • Me: It makes your opinion less valuable on the subject of black feminism. Yes.And I'm not oppressing you by saying that. There is no system of oppression behind my words working to make you be less employable, more likely to go to prison, more likely to be sexually assaulted etcetera etcetera. Oppression isn't a word to be thrown around lightly
    • White girl: Oppression is oppression. Once you start claiming that one form of oppression is more important than another, you have lost the cause. Being raped as a white girl is the same as being raped as a black girl. Rape is rape regardless of colour, creed and gender. Likewise, how can you say that being catcalled on the street is any less oppressive than racial discrimination?I am genuinely interested in your opinions though but would like to have a proper discussion in debate scenario.
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  • heliolisk:

    trying to take a picture with your friends with a phone that doesnt have a front camera

    (via sunsetonherlips)

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  • I finally found eyeliner AND mascara that don’t make my eyes go crazy.

    I’m so ready.

    (Source: fragileheartxxx, via we-pray-as-wolves)

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  • strivingking:

    If you’re in college right now

    Check the syllabus for each one of your classes right now while you bullshittin

    Don’t fall behind this early in the semester off some bullshit

    (via sixpenceee)

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