Her beauty cannot be measured with standards of a colonized mind.

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Michelle NdegeOcello  (via theuncolonizedmind)

I think about this quote everyday. How so many women, especially dark skin are so beautiful but they will never know. Because they dont fit the eurocentric standard they will never know how beautiful they are.

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1/28/2013 (10:56pm) 137 notes

SAY THIS OUT LOUD TO YOURSELF EVERY DAY:

honey-rose:

  • I accept and value myself exactly as I am.
  • I know I am becoming the best person I can be.
  • I determine to treat myself with honour and respect.
  • My personal power is becoming stronger each day.
  • I am my own person. I choose how to think and behave.
  • I deserve all the love, respect, joy, and prosperity that comes to me. I am open to receiving all life’s good things.  

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lalunafemme:

womenwhokickass:

Johana Ramirez: Why she kicks ass

  • She is spokesperson for Trans Organization Reinas de la Noche (OTRANS) in Guatemala and a leader of the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Transgender People who presented a shadow report to the UN Human Rights Committee in March 2012.  
  • Ramirez spoke of the tragic situation for trans people in Guatemala in a press release, saying, “During 2011, we organized trans women have suffered a series of attacks against us, culminating in a climax of murder.” She continued, “The recent cases and those suffered over the past decade are accompanied by a string of discrimination (in public spaces such as health centers, schools, prisons, etc.), persecution, and extortion perpetrated mainly by security forces.”
  • She spoke at “Light for rights – Guatemala and the world united against AIDS” public event. 
  • With OTRANS, she has plans for opening up a small clothing factory but still needs to come up with the funds, and has plans to become a fashion designer.

Love!

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shodhiniinstitute:

What is Shodhini Institute about?

Mission Statement
The Shodhini Institute is a radical international movement comprised of individuals that are questioning and re-envisioning the way we understand our bodies, health, and how we interact with the world within the framework of self-help.  
Values
-Body autonomy
-Joy/freedom/pleasure in our bodies
-Holistic health/healing
-Guilt free
-Sustainable/green/respecting earth’s resources
-Queer-inclusive
-Anti-White supremacy/hegemony
-All-gender inclusive
-Spiritual
-Anti-imperialist
-Community/love/belonging
-Respect
-Honoring everyone’s ancestors/heritage/past/roots
-Genuineness
-Authenticity
-Integrity
-Dignity
-Nonviolent communication
-Nonjudgmental/inclusive
-Honoring people’s path and place in life
-Bodily attunement/mindfulness
-Ritual honoring/celebrating

#WOC interconnectedness & love-listen as we talk #Slutwalk 

http://archive.wbai.org/files/mp3/wbai_111111_190058rur.mp3

veralynmedia:

Post @RiseUpRadioNYC #SlutWalk Show (L to R Janeen/@blackwomensb, @veralynmedia, @af3irmnyc, @andreaplaid, @goddessjaz)

8/25/2011 (4:25pm) 4 notes

At your best, you are love…words of wisdom from an angel. 

#love#Aaliyah

lafemmenoire:

Shirley Chisholm, 1974 The Black Woman in Contemporary America Speech at the University of Missouri 

“The black woman’s role has not been placed in its proper perspective, particularly in terms of the current economic and political upheaval in America today. Since time immemorial the black man’s emasculation resulted in the need of the black woman to assert herself in order to maintain some semblance of a family unit. And as a result of this historical circumstance, the black woman has developed perseverance; the black woman has developed strength; the black woman has developed tenacity of purpose and other attributes which today quite often are being looked upon negatively.”

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