1. “I belong deeply to myself”

    - Warsan Shire

  2. I, being born a woman and distressed

    by Edna St. Vincent Millay                                        

    I, being born a woman and distressed 
    By all the needs and notions of my kind,
    Am urged by your propinquity to find
    Your person fair, and feel a certain zest
    To bear your body's weight upon my breast:
    So subtly is the fume of life designed,
    To clarify the pulse and cloud the mind,
    And leave me once again undone, possessed.
    Think not for this, however, the poor treason
    Of my stout blood against my staggering brain,
    I shall remember you with love, or season
    My scorn with pity, —let me make it plain:
    I find this frenzy insufficient reason
    For conversation when we meet again.
  3. “We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them.”
  4. If I could have just one wish,
    I would wish to wake up everyday
    to the sound of your breath on my neck,
    the warmth of your lips on my cheek,
    the touch of your fingers on my skin,
    and the feel of your heart beating with mine…
    Knowing that I could never find that feeling
    with anyone other than you.

    - Courtney Kuchta
  5. Please watch & listen. Don’t watch, judge & be defensive. Listen.

    President Obama Speaks on Trayvon Martin (by whitehouse)

  6. determined, strong-minded, and Spirit led.

  7. thesmithian:

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art: photo by Thomas Whiteside

    thesmithian:

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    art: photo by Thomas Whiteside

  8. All illustrations courtesy of the Naruyama Gallery

    All illustrations courtesy of the Naruyama Gallery

  9. Totally in love with this song. Celebrates all kinds of love. Reminiscent of a Johnny and June Carter Cash duet.

    To be lost is as legitimate a part of your process as being found" - Alex Ebert

    (Source: youtube.com)

  10. Warsan Shire - “For Women Who Are Difficult To Love”

    (Source: vimeo.com)