gynocraticgrrl:

Suheir Hammad: Not Your Erotic, Not Your Exotic

Don’t wanna’ be your exotic/Like some dark, fragile, colorful bird imprisoned, caged in a land foreign to the stretch of her wings/Don’t wanna’ be your exotic. Women everywhere look just like me/Some taller, darker, nice than me but like me just the same/Women everywhere carry my nose on their faces/My name on their spirits.

Don’t seduce yourself with my other-ness/My hair wasn’t put on top my head to entice you into some mysterious, black voodoo/The beat of my lashes against each other ain’t some dark, desert beat/It’s just a blink/Get over it.

Don’t build around me your fetish, fantasy, your lustful profanity to cage me in, clip my wings. Don’t wanna’ be your exotic. Your lovin’ of my beauty ain’t more than funky fornication, plain pink perversion. In fact, nasty necrophilia.

Because my beauty is dead to you/I am dead to you.

Not your harem girl, geisha doll, banana picker, pom-pom girl, pum-pum shorts coffee maker, town-whore, belly dancer, private dancer, La Malinche, Venus Hottentot, laundry girl, your immaculate vessel, emasculating princess/Don’t wanna’ be - not your erotic, not your exotic.


Suheir Hammad is a Palestinian-American poet, author and political activist who was born on October 1973 in Amman, Jordan to Palestinian refugee parents and immigrated with her family to Brooklyn, New York City when she was five years old. Her parents later moved to Staten Island. (x)

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pianokeyteeth:

I love abandoned roller coasters. I believe this photo was taken at the abandoned Chippewa Lake Park, located in Medina, Ohio.  One of the places I plan on visiting this winter.

pianokeyteeth:

I love abandoned roller coasters. I believe this photo was taken at the abandoned Chippewa Lake Park, located in Medina, Ohio.  One of the places I plan on visiting this winter.

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12. Who would be your ideal partner?
13. Who is your favorite anime character?
14. Most used word?
15. Most used phrased?
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18. Is there something you would never do?
19. Is there anything you should be doing right now?
20. Is there a song which can bring you to tears instantly?
21. If you could study anything, what would it be?
22. If money was no object, where would you move to?
23. If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
24. Have you ever online dated?
25. Have you ever been in love?
26. Have you ever had a secret admirer?
27. Favorite song?
28. Favorite food?
29. Favorite movie?
30. Favorite foreign food?
31. Are you ticklish?
32. Are you a good liar?
33. Are you pursuing your dreams?
34. Are you scared of the future?
35. Are you happy with who you are?
36. Are you a clean or messy person?
37. Are you a good judge of character?
38. Are you a very open or private person?
39. Are you more attracted to men or women?
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43. How many posts do you have?
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49. Do you want children?
50. Do you have any pets?
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53. Do you believe in soul mates?
54. Do you prefer to text or call? 
55. Do you suck or bite lollipops?
56. Do you like long or short hair?
57. Do actions speak louder than words?
58. Do you correct people when they make mistakes?
59. Do you post mainly reblogs, or your own content?
60. Do you ever play board games or other non-computer games?
61. What makes you angry?
62. What is your birthday?
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princeburrito:

"The Flicking Candle Company"

lol clever clever clever use of name AND font.

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sivajan:

#halifax #halifaxharbour #bridge #downtownhalifax #dartmouth #novascotia #canada #harbour #cityscape #urban #waterfront (at Angus L. Macdonald Bridge)

sivajan:

#halifax #halifaxharbour #bridge #downtownhalifax #dartmouth #novascotia #canada #harbour #cityscape #urban #waterfront (at Angus L. Macdonald Bridge)

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Jordan Gavaris responds to a fan’s story about how Orphan Black helped her come out because the character Cosima is not reduced to her sexuality. (x)

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blackafricanandbeautiful:

Twitter Campaign: These are only facts. 

Feel free to join in on this campaign to boycott the Exodus movie trailer. I’m so infuriated that it is 2014 and we are still portraying on the silver screen a falsehood of what the ancient Egyptians were! Use the hashtag #BoycottExodusMovie to join. This is honestly some fuck boy mentality honestly!

i will be boycotting this. I hope this takes off

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