youngblackandvegan:

i do not chase people

i do not chase men, and i do not chase friends

hell, i don’t even chase family

i’m here, and i’m important

i’m not running after people to prove that i matter

nomadicphoto:

Chelsea March  - “Outward expression is one of my most favorite methods of worship. Fashion & blogging are an extension of me & all of it is an extension of what God is doing in my life. I love being able to create visual art, style & conceptualize. I thank God everyday for the gift of vision He’s given me in terms of art & fashion”

An ongoing Portrait project with c3brooklyn.

by Emmanuel Afolabi. 

philliplight:

Been working on these for the past couple of weeks. The beginning to a fairy tale idea that I have going on in my head….not really sure where I’m gonna go with this, but here is the beginning of it!

food-is-glorious:

advicefromadad:

Stop The Beauty Madness is a series of 25 advertisements branded with honest messages that highlight the true “madness” involved in creating and meeting beauty standards. Rice, an author and the founder of Be Who You Are Productions, started the campaign to challenge an internalized belief that a woman’s beauty determines her value.

Have a good look here- X

these are beautiful

New vinyls, fresh polaroids and a new shirt, all in great company. What more could a girl ask for on her birthday? #blessed #friendshipismagical @bowcurfuffles @thenamesalyssa

New vinyls, fresh polaroids and a new shirt, all in great company. What more could a girl ask for on her birthday? #blessed #friendshipismagical @bowcurfuffles @thenamesalyssa

You know when you look in the mirror, and you think, ‘Ugh, I’m so fat, I’m so old, I’m so ugly’, don’t you know that’s not your authentic self, but that is billions upon billions of dollars of advertising, magazines, movies, billboards, all geared to make you feel shitty about yourself so that you will take your hard-earned money and spend it on some turnaround cream that doesn’t turnaround shit.

When you don’t have self-esteem, you will hesitate before you do anything in your life. You will hesitate to go for the job you really wanna go for. You will hesitate to ask for a raise. You will hesitate to report a rape. You will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote. You will hesitate to dream.

For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution. And our revolution is long-overdue.

Margaret Cho (via allieeew)

Wow. This.

(via healthhappiness-goodlife)