Flower Crowns: exploring Black masculinity

The feminization of black men seems to be one of the most profound topics of my generation, specifically  because it is often compared to the concept of toxic masculinity. The polarization of masculinity and femininity seeps into our views on sex, gender dynamics, and even religion with topics such as what is appropriate during sex /…

– Spartan Lee

You and your boys spend years damaging women, then turn around and want a woman that’s not damaged when you’re ready to settle down

– Maureen Dowd

The moment you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than what you settled for…

– CPO

It’s important to know your history and where you come from so nobody can ever lie to you about where you’re meant to go or who you’re meant to be

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For Lee, who’s discovering she’s a lot stronger than she thought. I remember being 18 and wanting to be in love. I’d never been in love before and I wanted it. I wanted to know what that felt like. What I was missing. And I wanted to say I was enough for a man to…

Is He Your Husband ???

“Women replace their father and men replace their mother in marriage. I did not mean literal 2.0 versions you twits.When I said a man replaces his mother with a woman I meant her love, her kindness, her support and loyalty not an actual mother.When I say a woman replaces her father with a man I…

Slut: a “how to” on being a whore in the 21st century 

“She needs love from her parents” “She’s going to hell” “Here’s some attention! Stop being a hoe” These are but a few phrases I saw as I scrolled through the timeline of an 18year old girl whom had just posted her body under the hashtag #BodyPosi on Twitter. For those unfamiliar, BodyPosi is a movement…

-Donna Ogunnaike

“You see My Father has absolute control over me..[but] as soon as I step out of my bedroom door I am again the Queen…Pretend that I am independent and that nothing has a hold over me”

-James Baldwin 

“To be Black and conscious is to be in a constant state of rage.”

-Huey Freeman

“My vision would turn your world upside-down, tear asunder your illusions and the sanctuary of your own ignorance crashing down around you. Ask yourself… are you really ready to see that vision?”