When life descends into the pit
I must become my own candle
willingly burning myself
to light up the darkness around me.

Alice Walker from By the Light of my Father’s Smile (via ethiopienne)
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If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.

Uzo Aduba’s mother proving that the idea of not being able to pronounce a POC’s name because it’s “too hard” or “too complicated” is complete bullshit and actually just laziness.  (via secretaryofsass)
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