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
"Malcolm [X] was one of the most beautiful and one of the most gentle men I met in all my life. He asked the boy a question which I now present to you: If you are a citizen, why do you have to fight for your civil rights? If you’re fighting for your civil rights, that means you’re not a citizen. In fact, the legality of this country has never had anything to do with its former slaves. We are still governed by the slave codes."
James Baldwin on Malcolm X, 1979. (via disciplesofmalcolm)
James Baldwin on "Looters."



This is the single best Ask Amy response I’ve ever read

i love it when people who do shit things write in asks to validate their shittiness and it backfires. It feeds me

My mentees are so inspirational ! They keep reminding me why I work hard . They are fierce, intelligent, kind, hard working! I have to say that few things will make me cry in front of other people- when I got this card I could not hold back the tears . I been working with this mentee since she was in high school, she is now getting ready to go to college . She has overcome so much to get to where she is. There is something truly beautiful about a resilient spirit like her . In the midst of black and brown folks facing extreme violence I am reminded by her that we must continue to do work that matters to our community. She also reminds how crucial it is for me to take care of myself. While  we do not “fit” into certain spaces we most craft our own spaces.

That lip. 💋 @arielvscupcake_ (at



My hand was shaking because Ms. Laverne Cox was touching me. At the NYC TWoC Call to Action in Ending Violence.  Her presence is awe inspiring. She is making a difference just by showing up. But she is doing much more! gelopanda aluna-dreaming

absolutely amazing.

 Nature by Elaine Jackson
"Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused."

Alan Cohen (via awakeningapril)


Q: Hi cutie. I'm dating a new guy. He's hot. Lol. But he doesn't like my natural hair. Yesterday he came home with a perm kit. He told me I can't see his mom without it. Their family BBQ is next week. What do I do? He's really hot. My hair is nappy anyway. I'm confused. Help
Asked by Anonymous

The Flower Girl_Carnavalia by BGNash 2014
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