She Rants n Raves

I am a proud WoC. Skeptical of all institutions while accepting that I am constantly navigating many contradictions in my life. Trying to find my way back to my mother tongues. Always decolonizing even from inside institutions. Call me indignant, I prefer it to ignorant.
queenofthehive:

haave-you-met-ted:

thefrogman:

So this guy volunteers at the Olympics. He figures maybe he’ll get to see some amazing athletes doing athletic things. And then the fastest man alive gives him a fist bump.
Look at all that happy.

this is still my favourite thing on the internet

I still love this

queenofthehive:

haave-you-met-ted:

thefrogman:

So this guy volunteers at the Olympics. He figures maybe he’ll get to see some amazing athletes doing athletic things. And then the fastest man alive gives him a fist bump.

Look at all that happy.

this is still my favourite thing on the internet

I still love this

(Source: 4GIFs, via knksnall)

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

—Paulo Coelho (via purplebuddhaproject)

(via knksnall)

mmatangi:

Karmageddon - M.I.A (Fan Made Music Video)
Check it out! Directed by Zorawar Waraich, filmed in India

(Source: vimeo.com)

….. I took a war personally. But wars are not personal. More often, it’s not even an ethnic or religious issue (although in the case of Sri Lanka it was both) but instead based on corporations and money. People vs. Money was the overall concept- the consciousness we were in at the time and the title of the tour as we were going on the road to make $$. I was constantly having to make that decision: Am I doing this for the love of the people or for the love of money?

—M.I.A. (via mmatangi)

(Source: pluristhereward, via mmatangi)

PoC in Academia

When I see PoC slaying in academia, Im a little jelly. I also get a huuuge ego boost when I get stellar grades.

I just have to side eye for a sec like…what kind of compromises do we have to make to “fit” in this system and excel within its white supremacist bounds? What are we sacrificing when we play by these standards and how does trying to measure up in white academia affect our self-worth?

Started watching Hawthorne on Netflix

warrant4reality:

Why didn’t anyone tell me all my favourite underrated WoC were on this show? No wonder it got cancelled. Networks couldn’t handle the awesome.

Fuck yeah, Hawthorne!

Obviously all these women need to show up on Scandal and get rid of the B613 storyline and Fitz. Just have it be an all woman cast and Olivia and co assist Jada Pinkett-Smith in becoming POTUS.

DO IT, SHONDA!

omg yeahhhhh that random netflix recommendation was a lil gem. ♥ WoC reppinnnn!! #Jada4Lyfe

usatoday:

This 17-year-old violinist and aspiring physician was accepted to all eight Ivy League universities. Meet Kwasi Enin. (Photo via William Floyd School District)

usatoday:

This 17-year-old violinist and aspiring physician was accepted to all eight Ivy League universities. Meet Kwasi Enin

(Photo via William Floyd School District)

(via rumdrunkmonkey)

white people will love you as long as you make money for them, they’ll love you, they’ll protect you, take care of you as long as you make money for them

—lauryn hill (via highkeygay)

(via sweetbloodsomalia)