Who Occupy Central by Lam Yik Fei Photo Reportage
On Friday night, Shonda Rhimes spoke about her hugely successful television career, her love of the National Spelling Bee, and the New York Times article that called her an “angry black woman.”
“She has assumed that Rhimes is writing these characters not because, like Lindelof and Whedon and Lorre and others, she finds that making television is a pretty good life, but to beat the system. She’s writing them not as a creative act, but as a reactive and political one.”
This strikes me, because lately I’ve been musing a lot about the idea that the personal is political. We make the art that we make, we write what we write, and we sing what we sing because it is good, that’s personal to us, our personalities, however, we will see our work held up and dissected for other women of color. The personal is political, but none of us write for the sake of being political, we don’t live to be political, we just live radical lives, because …
“I am a revolutionary so my son can be a farmer so his son can be a poet”- John Adams
That’s why we fight, not because we love the fight, but because we have things we believe are worth fighting for.
A commitment to love and justice demands the transformation of social structures as well as of hearts.
Mary E. Hunt (via christianradicalism)
Me and @iamtovelo at the Queen of the Clouds release party! 😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️
You’re out of your mind, to think that I could keep you out of mind.
|Me:||you know you got a good thing going here.|
|Me:||God's got a good thing going for you here. And you're doing every stupid thing you can to try screw it up.|
|Me:||and He's covering your stupid ass, you got to watch yourself.|
|Myself:||self sabotage. Kyrie elaison.|
|Me:||yeah. May he continue to have mercy on you in spite of everything.|
Tove Lo, I think you and I are different sides of the same coin. and I love it.
THE QUEEN HERSELF IN THE FLESH @LORDEMUSIC
She came to America
She taught me Chinese
She cut all the garlic, fed us our history
She slaved over a hot stove
She told me to lose weight
She told me to eat more
She put her in Chinese school, week after week
She fought with her daughter, as head strong as her
She gave me…
Wow, this right here is an amazing story told by an amazing individual about an amazing individual. How inspiring :) #chinesedreams #greatpoem #poetry
…. uh thank you?
I’m not good at accepting compliments.
We draw people to Christ not by loudly discrediting what they believe, telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it.
Madeleine L’engle (via missy-ecker)
nobodytoseelordewith said: Ok Ella, I have a problem. I have two tickets to your concert in Philadelphia on Friday, but the person who I was supposed to go with backed out. I've tried dozens of other people but everyone has "plans." So I'm putting all my trust in you to find me a date to your concert by Friday. I EVEN MADE A TUMBLR FOR THIS SO PUT IN YOUR BEST EFFORT. Thanks -Bobby
alright guys and girls, this is bobby. he’s gonna be in philadelphia and he needs someone to dance with and i’ve never met him but let’s face it, he’s probably brilliant. DON’T LET US DOWN. <3
but ELLA, I’m going to your concert in NYC on September 16th by myself,