...and the devil makes three

Black, cis-femme, queer who likes the occasional comic book, feminism, anti-racist, anti-oppressive theory. Also enjoys poetry, my hair, a slew of fandoms, and impromptu jam sessions. What I lack in wit I make up for in nerdiness.

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The women of “Murder She Wrote”

(Source: criminalkuntnmugshots)

"

..have you forgotten me, she asks?
Do you not remember our long walks under unforgiving October suns
Barefoot - the baking earth melting our soles
I miss your grandmas cucumber
A perfect heat remedy
Or how she sealed her wisdom in a jar of peanut butter
Every spoon full making your bones remember the song of your birth
And did I not pour all of times sands into you
Using my hands
Also borrowing all three hands of time
To massage and rub honey and warmth into making you spread your wings
Yet today you tell me to leave
You say you are an unfortunate lover
She says, what is this new song you sing?
Chorused with a cacophony of apologies
Forget the dreams we forged but do not forget my name
For my tears will testify against you
And my tongue will tell of the ways you made home in thighs
How you made my body quiver
I tell her our love was young
Little did I know hearts do not number days as minds do
And my heart was an unreachable mainland
I kept an archipelagos of lovers
This is what I thought made me a king…

"

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her forget me not - Tapiwa Mugabe, tapiwamugabe.tumblr.com (via tapiwamugabe)

"and what about belonging?
I have not yet found a place to be..
…so i am here
the evidence of a lifetime spent longing."

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be(longing) - Tapiwa Mugabe, tapiwamugabe.tumblr.com (via tapiwamugabe)

isaia:

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion: 
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

This is why this is important.

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isaia:

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion

White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

This is why this is important.

blunthought:

“I start in the middle of a sentence and move both directions at once.”
― John Coltrane

Reblogged from nayyirahwaheed

blunthought:

“I start in the middle of a sentence and move both directions at once.”

John Coltrane

astonishingx:

All Female X-Men by Phil Noto

Reblogged from themiscyrian-feminist

astonishingx:

All Female X-Men by Phil Noto

Reblogged from themiscyrian-feminist

reanimatrix:

cptprocrastination:

runicbasso:

killarichdude:

mooglemisbehaving:

foxy-sierra:

YES.

…okay. I am now on board the Harley Train.

HOLY SHIT GUYS YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND SHE JUST THREW FUCKING LOBO THROUGH A GODDAMN WALL

IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHO LOBO IS LET ME FUCKING LEARN YOU A THING

LOBO IS A GODDAMN INTERSTELLAR MERCENARY/BOUNTY HUNTER. HE IS AN ALIEN FROM THE PLANET OF CZARNIA NEVER HEARD OF CZARNIA YOU SAY? THAT’S BECAUSE IT’S A DEAD PLANET. LITERALLY DEADHE FUCKING KILLED EVERYONE ON THAT BITCH. FOR FUN. WITH A LEGION OF FLYING SCORPIONS. I SHIT YOU NOT.

T H E R E ’ S   N O   O N E   L E F T

HIS FAVORITE HOBBIES ARE GETTING FUCKING HAMMERED AND KILLING SHIT. HIS NAME ROUGHLY TRANSLATED IS 

HE WHO DEVOURS YOUR ENTRAILS AND THOROUGHLY ENJOYS IT

THIS MOTHERFUCKER IS THE BADASS OF ALL BADASSES. THE ROCKSTAR OF ALL ROCKSTARS. THE MERC TO END ALL MERCS. HE RIDES A GODDAMN MOTHERFUCKING MOTORCYCLE THROUGH SPACE AND KILLS PEOPLE.

"He is surprisingly protective of space dolphins, some of which he feeds from his home. A few have been killed in separate incidents, which he avenges with his usual violence.”

-Wikipedia

THAT IS THE MAN THAT HARLEY JUST TOSSED THROUGH A FUCKING CEMENT WALL. IF YOU DON’T FUCKING PISS YOUR PANTS THINKING ABOUT HER FROM NOW ON, IF SHE DOESN’T FUCKING HAUNT YOUR DREAMS UNTIL THE DAY YOU DIE…

YOU’RE FUCKING WRONG.

[drop mic]

YES. THANK YOU.

You go Harley girl! You show that interstellar bad ass NO ONE FUCKS WITH HARLEY!

Yes good. Very good.

(Source: why-i-love-comics)

Reblogged from themiscyrian-feminist

The twins: Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.

(Source: hold-breath-and-count-to-ten)

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  • Natasha: Have you considered one of the 58 dating options I gave you?
  • Steve: I just want someone who has the same life experiences I have: growing up broke in Brooklyn, fighting during World War II, being frozen for most of life.
  • Bucky: Hi, I’m back.

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feministwerewolf:

girljanitor:

Lost silent film with all-Native American cast found

The Daughter of Dawn, an 80-minute feature film, was shot in July of 1920 in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, southwest Oklahoma. It was unique in the annals of silent film (or talkies, for that matter) for having a cast of 300 Comanches and Kiowas who brought their own clothes, horses, tipis, everyday props and who told their story without a single reference to the United States Cavalry. It was a love story, a four-person star-crossed romance that ends with the two main characters together happily ever after. There are two buffalo hunt sequences with actual herds of buffalo being chased down by hunters on bareback just as they had done on the Plains 50 years earlier.

The male lead was played by White Parker; another featured female role was played by Wanada Parker. They were the son and daughter of the powerful Comanche chief Quanah Parker, the last of the free Plains Quahadi Comanche warriors. He never lost a battle to United States forces, but, his people sick and starving, he surrendered at Fort Sill in 1875. Quanah was the son of Comanche chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, the daughter of Euro-American settlers who had grown up in the tribe after she was kidnapped as a child by the Comanches who killed her parents. She was the model for Stands With a Fist in Dances with Wolves.

You can watch the first ten minutes of the film here. It is over 90 years old, and was produced by, directed by, and stars only Native American people.

Always reblog when this crosses my dash!