devoya

if i did it. it probably needed to be done!

me= event planner, would be poet & playwright. sometimes u can find me playing records ya moms and them prolly rocked under the name ms soulflower.

i dig dimly lit establishments, burn champa daily & i'm hellacrafty when the spirit moves me.

follow me on twitter at twitter.com/devoya





don’t start none.
won’t be none.

don’t start none.

won’t be none.

(Source: akilivumbi, via souls-of-my-shoes)



tracingme:

queennubian:

etherealcaramelkisses:

vliegendhart:

thagoodthings:

Saw this Ad in target and it truly made my day! You really don’t see too many ads that shed light on black women and their children together! (Taken with Instagram)

 she’s so beautiful

It’s nice when they use black ppl that look all the way black too. Don’t see that a whole lot.

omg my heart

I endorse this

tracingme:

queennubian:

etherealcaramelkisses:

vliegendhart:

thagoodthings:

Saw this Ad in target and it truly made my day! You really don’t see too many ads that shed light on black women and their children together! (Taken with Instagram)

 she’s so beautiful

It’s nice when they use black ppl that look all the way black too. Don’t see that a whole lot.

omg my heart

I endorse this

(via peace-loveandcoco)



room with a view.

room with a view.

(Source: idainteriorlifestyle.com, via prettylittlepieces)



theloveunlimited:

My man Al Green is famous for handing out roses at his concerts…

theloveunlimited:

My man Al Green is famous for handing out roses at his concerts…



rapcoloringbook:

New comic at Complex. Thank you. 
Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book is in stores now. Please go buy one. Big Boi is in it. I met him. He’s an angel.
Rap Coloring Book on Twitter

rapcoloringbook:

New comic at Complex. Thank you. 

Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book is in stores now. Please go buy one. Big Boi is in it. I met him. He’s an angel.

Rap Coloring Book on Twitter




“Small talk makes me feel the way I do when a mosquito is buzzing around my head — irritated — and then finally unable to get any relief I just slaughter the damn thing. I slaughter the moment by saying something real.”

bell hooks, “Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life” (via et—cetera)

(via julinkah)


janetmock:

Spending the weekend in Sarasota with bell hooks who pushed me to take time off — even just for two days.
"You and that phone, girl. Who are you texting with? No, it’s the camera! I’m not going to smile." -bell hooks

janetmock:

Spending the weekend in Sarasota with bell hooks who pushed me to take time off — even just for two days.

"You and that phone, girl. Who are you texting with? No, it’s the camera! I’m not going to smile." -bell hooks

(via julinkah)




puffymind:

The seasons of Goro [corgidogsorg]

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february.

+ i made valentines day cards again with valz.

- i didn’t make them so people would send me any. but it would have been nice if someone had. 

+ spent a weekend in sf/ oakland for dwele at yoshi’s. it rained the entire time. 

+/- weekly workout sessions at the gym with my sister are more fun than i would have imagined. meanwhile the scale hasn’t moved one way or the other.

- job ends in 6 weeks. no prospects. no desire. no focus. no nothing.

- someone stole my car stereo. in 2014 folks is still boostin old ass car stereo’s.

- i want to cry. all the damn time. i ain’t got the kind of time it takes be this emotional about everything. 

march.

+ got asked out by two new guys and 1 former. i picked the former. we have more fun as friends than we ever did as more than. this is all a plus cuz i never get asked out on real dates. 

-/+ i miss my grandmother every single day. i don’t talk about much tho.

- 5 applications a day. 3 interviews with places i thought would call me back. they do not. starting to feel the crunch.

- all the grown folks stuff is stacking up around me. 

+despite everything, i still wake up feeling good most every day.

+/- new guy hurt my feelings. when he apologizes he says all the stuff they say in those romcom’s i can never get into. i pretend to be swayed by it all, but honestly, it only serves to make me more skeptical.

+ me and the girls host a harriet tubman weekend. it turns into a harriet tubman group. we walk together. encourage one another, laugh and talk mad shit.

april.

- it feels like summer. i want rain!

+ the judge sends me lists. i send her lists back. we make each other laugh getting to the essence of who we are in this fashion.

+ lots of job interviews, phone interviews and general interest in my resume. sending my wishes out all over california makes me feel less unwanted.

-/+ same 12 lbs i lost at the top of the year are still gone. ain’t no more joined em on the journey tho. but i walked past a mirror the other day and felt cute, so i'm gonna take that as a plus.

- no one wants to replace my stereo for me. i hate driving in silence. i want to kill everyone on the road. every dude i've asked to help me ignores my request. dislike. hard!

+ spent the weekend before my birthday with deanna. she made me a bumblebee cake from scratch. no one has ever made me a birthday cake other than my mama. 

+ went to agape for my birthday. got all the answers to all the questions i've had swirling around in my brain for months. felt amazing to be affirmed in my weirdness. we sat behind bobby brown. i was proud of myself for not bothering the king of stage. he looked healthy and happy, which made me feel good too.

+ i got to see ara. he bought me chocolate cake

-/+ on my actual birthday not one single person asked me to do anything. i turned 45 years old alone.this doesn’t surprise me much because when you have a lot of friends, everyone assumes someone else is gonna take up that slack. they rarely ever do. the new guy said he was tired. cuz of course he was. i made a mental note of that because it matters to me. BUT agape, still had me high so i went out by my damn self! a 20 something i see around every now and then sat next to me at the bar, whispered in my ear that he’d always wanted to tell me how beautiful i was then bought me a drink and tiptoed off into the night. yeahi'll be alright. 

i need to be this honest everywhere and all the time. but i can’t stand oversharing, and this is as close as i can get to doing it.



sarkyfancypants:

Uuh… it’s hard to explain, it’s a burden that just appears out of nowhere and fucks you up for days. Ignoring it is not easy. It takes over you and even tends to distort your perception of reality turning it into a living nightmare. It’s awful and terrifying.

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my grandma used to do this wayyyyy way back in the day. that lady was somethin else!

my grandma used to do this wayyyyy way back in the day. that lady was somethin else!

(Source: kitschyliving, via xostitches)




zakkiwu:

dynastylnoire:

madeupmonkeyshit:

black people at work

TRUTH!

aint never lied 

(Source: 2000ish, via stlarrisburgtimes)

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thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

ikkimikki:

the-feminist-fangirl:

chandra75:

George Takei,

You rule. 

George Takei is a beautiful human being.

I love George Takei!

George Takei being amazing

LOOK AT ALL THIS STAR-SASS RIGHT HERE :D

(via searchingforsafespaces)

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searchingforsafespaces:

Oh.

searchingforsafespaces:

Oh.

(Source: youthast)



smooth:

the world is our playground

smooth:

the world is our playground

(via agoraninguemchoramais)