Close as two pages in a book that read each other in the dark

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i-effed-it-all-up:

some people feel pressured by labels, and therefor don’t like to label their sexuality

some people find comfort in labels, and labeling their sexuality has given them a feeling of belonging

both are completely fine

i’m not sure why some people still can’t comprehend this

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steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

oosun:

jessehimself:

A 20-year-old girl from South Africa known as Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman was recruited to work in a Paris zoo because of a genetic characteristic known as steatopygia – protuberant buttocks and elongated labia. Whites went to the zoo to look at her buttocks and at other naked Black women with the same shape.
Gawking with desire: since forever and today.

This is the shit that I was talking about. Black women have a history of being treated like animals and if we dare say some shit about it we get shut down and told we’re either over reacting or lying for attention.

"recruited"? its not like she was scouted for college ball.

"Recruited", more like forced to.

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

oosun:

jessehimself:

A 20-year-old girl from South Africa known as Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman was recruited to work in a Paris zoo because of a genetic characteristic known as steatopygia – protuberant buttocks and elongated labia. Whites went to the zoo to look at her buttocks and at other naked Black women with the same shape.

Gawking with desire: since forever and today.

This is the shit that I was talking about. Black women have a history of being treated like animals and if we dare say some shit about it we get shut down and told we’re either over reacting or lying for attention.

"recruited"? its not like she was scouted for college ball.

"Recruited", more like forced to.

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5 facts

1) I am named after the poet Nikki Giovanni
2) I have worked in Early Childhood Education for 20 years
3) I don’t drive
4) My celebrity crush has always been Robin Roberts
5) I have Misophonia, so please don’t tap things around me :-)
I nominate nicolaruth27

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swingsetindecember:

i wish more people said that being single is normal

and you’re not going to meet and marry someone

and that’s fine

and if marriage happens, it happens. and it’s not the next big ticket to check off in life’s checklist

because not everyone meets someone they want to marry. and that’s normal

you’re not broken or unfulfilled if you are single

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