I realize now, having heard a version of this story, yet again, that as gut-wrenching as these stories are, among black girls they are not uncommon; they are not even remarkable. So many of the highly educated black women you see went to hell and back before reaching the age of 18. Education has become our drug of choice.
[…]For black girls, educational achievement is not always the best indicator of a stable, happy home life. For me, education offered a goal and reward structure that was predictable and that I could control, simply by doing what was asked of me. In the midst of so many things I could not control, school was attractive. I imagine that for many black girls the narrative is similar.
|—||Brittney Cooper, "A black girl’s constant fear: Why I thought I’d never live to see 33" (via wocinsolidarity)|
yo this is why i don’t trust white people
sleepy hollow is one of the first show’s of its genre to have a black female lead. it is one of the most diverse shows out now. background characters are poc, secondary chars are poc, main chars are poc.
and yet everybody…
White people are white supremacists. They like not having their competition allowed entry.
I don’t have enough money for my basic needs.
Working 40+ hours just to pay my rent
Now I don’t even have a single cent
Tuition is high, I gotta pay for books
Oh i’m so broke and I don’t wanna look
I popped open my wallet, no funds to count
my credit declined and my check just bounced
Oh, there daddy, daddy betta bring that TAP
Oh, baby, baby where my FASFA at?
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|—||Paulo Coelho (via pcxvisual)|
I WOULD DO THE SAME TBH
water is wet
the sun is hot
leaves are green
snow is cold
dick is good