Mariposa Caribeña
Yo soy Dominicana
I'm a transnational being
I live in between worlds
I'm a a third world feminist
I'm an educator, a daughter, a friend, a sister, a mentor, a lover, a planner, a survivor
Yo soy Merengue y Bachata
I'm Hip Hop Beats and Regeton rhythms
Mariposa Caribeña
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"Someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. They can love you in a way you have never been loved and still not join you on the bridge. And whatever their reasons you must leave. Because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge. You never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready. There is more extraordinary love, more love that you have never seen, out here in this wide and wild universe. And there is the love that will be ready."

Nayyirah Waheed  (via thunderpopcola)

*sigh*

(via lethalspiderprincex)

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"It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here."

 James Baldwin (via feellng)

Because JB aint never eva lie!

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"But my heart is agitated, it has its dreams, it gets emotional, and it’s become passionate…It asks things of me, and it keeps me from sleeping many nights…"
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (via wordsnquotes)
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"The only thing I HAVE to do is stay black and die."
African American proverb (via blackproverbs)
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"Black don’t crack and brown don’t frown."

African-American Proverb. Translated to: “Black people get old, but we don’t look old.” A means of saying black people always look younger than what age they really are because our faces do not sag, loose shape, or wrinkle up, contrary to our age counterparts. 

SEE: Halle Berry, Bianca Lawson, Stacey Dash, Will Smith, Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Nia Long.

(via blkproverbs)

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lostinurbanism:

Al Vanderberg, From the series ‘On A Good Day’ (1975-1980)
lostinurbanism:

Al Vanderberg, From the series ‘On A Good Day’ (1975-1980)
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Al Vanderberg, From the series ‘On A Good Day’ (1975-1980)
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Al Vanderberg, From the series ‘On A Good Day’ (1975-1980)
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Al Vanderberg, From the series ‘On A Good Day’ (1975-1980)
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"Escoge un amante que te mire como si quizás fueras magia."
Frida Kahlo (via beellz)
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