“I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt”— MAYA ANGELOU (via shalomandamour)
if you ever believed in ‘magical negroes’, then Daddy was him. your prototypical trapeze-artist, zen-master, slave-tradin’ train-robber who useta ride side-saddle with bill pickett, genghis khan, nat love and idi amin. goosed
One game face mask. Size: large. Guaranteed gloss cover. Can be used for an evening, a week or a lifetime. Perfect for every occasion. Well used but still works like new. Every black woman needs one. The perfect accessory.
“Go to an already published novel and find a sentence you absolutely adore. Copy it down in your manuscript. Usually that sentence will lead you naturally to another sentence; pretty soon your own ideas will start to flow. If they don’t, copy down the next sentence. You can safely use up to three sentences of someone else’s work–unless they’re friends; then you can use two. The odds of being found out are very slim, and even if you are, there’s no jail time.”—Steve Martin, Pure Drivel (via)