I am a goddess. My spirit is towering, my soul is mighty, my breasts are magnificent, my eyebrows are on point, and my edges are everything.

 

We’re adults, but, like…adult cats. Someone should probably take care of us, but we can sort of make it on our own.

my roommate, on the question “are we adults” (via disjunct)

silversora:

If a dead ancestor doesn’t appear in the sky to stop me, it can’t be that bad of a decision

you ain’t gotta answer publicly

a dude that got his shit answered publicly  (via 5ft1)

blackgeologist:

strugglingtobeheard:

onelittlegee:

sydney-a-belle:

strugglingtobeheard:

onelittlegee:

…

no lies detected tho. remember when i said this was the case, someone tried to try me and say it was heart disease. but they too blinded to do the right looking to find the statistics that prove it true. i mean, we got a lot of rightful outrage over white ppl killing Black boys but not for Black men killing Black women and girls.

where are the statistics that prove this? cause i googled it and all i found were message boards and a conservative site that back this up which is not factual.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/20130921-black-women-at-greater-risk-of-becoming-victims-of-homicidal-domestic-violence.ece?nclick_check=1
I can think of four BW in my family rn off the top of my head whose SO caused their deaths…

BY THE NUMBERS
The Violence Policy Center in Washington, D.C., found these facts in its 2012 report of 2010 domestic violence statistics for black women:
94 percent of black womenkilled by men in single victim/single offender incidents knew their killers.
Nearly 15 times as many black women were murdered by a man they knew than were killed by a stranger.
64 percent of black victimswho knew their offenders were wives, ex-wives or girlfriends of the offenders.
The number of black women shot and killed by their husband or intimate partner was nearly five times as high as the total number murdered by strangers using all weapons combined.
That is from the article ^^
In 1999, homicide was the third leading cause of injury-related death for all women (pregnant or not pregnant) of reproductive age, 15 to 44 years of age, after deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents and suicide, and it was the second leading cause of injury-related death among women aged 15 to 24 years and among Black women of reproductive age.1 Moracco and Runyan reported the highest homicide rate occurring among women under the age of 35 and found that the homicide rate for Black women (15.8 per 100 000) was more than 3 times higher than that for White women (4.3 per 100 000).2
^^ this is from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1449204/ and is related to 1999 but also pregnant Black women especially.
http://www.idvaac.org/media/publications/FactSheet.IDVAAC_AAPCFV-Community%20Insights.pdf
here is another source about IPV and homicide rates. rates have declined, as the article onelittlegee linked to also stated but more so for Black men than Black women and the rates have changed to an increase in Black women being killed more by Black men rather than vice versa. 
also another report by the department of health pennsylvania also states homicide is the top killer for both Black men and Black women ages 15-24. Black men are generally killing other Black men. Black men are also killing Black women. this isn’t saying Black men are more prone to violence, simply that the violence we have experienced as a race has led to some fucked up misogyny that hurts Black women in ways that lead to death at a Black man’s hands, at a young ass age. 
^^ i found this source, which is a free downloadable PDF, 9 sources down out of 10 in a google search of black women top killer homicide ages 15 to 35, the site starts as portal.gov something or other.

Someone on my dash was just arguing with that kush coon about this. He said it was an attack on black men and blah blah blah and proceeded to degrade black women more… Well here it is.

blackgeologist:

strugglingtobeheard:

onelittlegee:

sydney-a-belle:

strugglingtobeheard:

onelittlegee:

no lies detected tho. remember when i said this was the case, someone tried to try me and say it was heart disease. but they too blinded to do the right looking to find the statistics that prove it true. i mean, we got a lot of rightful outrage over white ppl killing Black boys but not for Black men killing Black women and girls.

where are the statistics that prove this? cause i googled it and all i found were message boards and a conservative site that back this up which is not factual.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/20130921-black-women-at-greater-risk-of-becoming-victims-of-homicidal-domestic-violence.ece?nclick_check=1

I can think of four BW in my family rn off the top of my head whose SO caused their deaths…

BY THE NUMBERS

The Violence Policy Center in Washington, D.C., found these facts in its 2012 report of 2010 domestic violence statistics for black women:

94 percent of black womenkilled by men in single victim/single offender incidents knew their killers.

Nearly 15 times as many black women were murdered by a man they knew than were killed by a stranger.

64 percent of black victimswho knew their offenders were wives, ex-wives or girlfriends of the offenders.

The number of black women shot and killed by their husband or intimate partner was nearly five times as high as the total number murdered by strangers using all weapons combined.

That is from the article ^^

In 1999, homicide was the third leading cause of injury-related death for all women (pregnant or not pregnant) of reproductive age, 15 to 44 years of age, after deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents and suicide, and it was the second leading cause of injury-related death among women aged 15 to 24 years and among Black women of reproductive age.1 Moracco and Runyan reported the highest homicide rate occurring among women under the age of 35 and found that the homicide rate for Black women (15.8 per 100 000) was more than 3 times higher than that for White women (4.3 per 100 000).2

^^ this is from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1449204/ and is related to 1999 but also pregnant Black women especially.

http://www.idvaac.org/media/publications/FactSheet.IDVAAC_AAPCFV-Community%20Insights.pdf

here is another source about IPV and homicide rates. rates have declined, as the article onelittlegee linked to also stated but more so for Black men than Black women and the rates have changed to an increase in Black women being killed more by Black men rather than vice versa. 

also another report by the department of health pennsylvania also states homicide is the top killer for both Black men and Black women ages 15-24. Black men are generally killing other Black men. Black men are also killing Black women. this isn’t saying Black men are more prone to violence, simply that the violence we have experienced as a race has led to some fucked up misogyny that hurts Black women in ways that lead to death at a Black man’s hands, at a young ass age.

^^ i found this source, which is a free downloadable PDF, 9 sources down out of 10 in a google search of black women top killer homicide ages 15 to 35, the site starts as portal.gov something or other.

Someone on my dash was just arguing with that kush coon about this. He said it was an attack on black men and blah blah blah and proceeded to degrade black women more… Well here it is.

brazilshit:

potentiae:

fuks:

whaling 

LMFAAOOOOOOO

lovelyandbrown:

beingjenelle:

lovelyandbrown:

commanderbishoujo:

mariavontraphouse:

covenesque:

theuppitynegras:

howtobeterrell:

cuntyspice:

…….. I got some shit to say but I’m not gon say it

New black indeed

new black: now available in special dark

damage control.

LMFAO its so sad how fucking transparent this shit is



it’s pathetic.

maybe he should retract some of his ignorant statements first before trying this. prince and I are not pleased…

^^ I think this is what I have a problem with, the fact that he hasn’t retracted it and is using this to sort of pacify things. If he doesn’t feel a need to retract, then he meant the stupid shit he said, so he can keep it. This girl is stunningly gorgeous and flawFREE but don’t tote out a hot chocolate goddess when black is just a “MENTALITY.” Bullshit.

lovelyandbrown:

beingjenelle:

lovelyandbrown:

commanderbishoujo:

mariavontraphouse:

covenesque:

theuppitynegras:

howtobeterrell:

cuntyspice:

…….. I got some shit to say but I’m not gon say it

New black indeed

new black: now available in special dark

damage control.

LMFAO its so sad how fucking transparent this shit is

it’s pathetic.

maybe he should retract some of his ignorant statements first before trying this. prince and I are not pleased…

^^ I think this is what I have a problem with, the fact that he hasn’t retracted it and is using this to sort of pacify things. If he doesn’t feel a need to retract, then he meant the stupid shit he said, so he can keep it. This girl is stunningly gorgeous and flawFREE but don’t tote out a hot chocolate goddess when black is just a “MENTALITY.” Bullshit.

White Americans always think racism is a feeling, and they reject it or they embrace it. To most [white] Americans, it seems more honorable and nicer to reject it, so they do, but they almost invariably fail to understand that how they feel means very little to black Americans, who understand racism as a way of structuring American culture, American politics, and the American economy.

Jane Smiley, Say it Ain’t So, Huck: Second thoughts on Mark Twain’s “Masterpiece” (Harper’s Magazine, 1996)

This is perfect.

(via tiiigerstyle)

(Source: processedlives)

notyrqueer:

smilingvibes:

7/11 breathing. A skill to use for anxiety. It’s recommended to do it for 10-15 minutes. Like any other skill it does require a lot of practice. I advice that you practice it when you are feeling calm so you are ready in a time of need. If you lose count, which is easily done, simply start again until you do 15 minutes. It will also help with distraction even if you don’t get it right the first hundred times.

Breathing out longer than you breathe in actually activates your parasympathetic nervous system!
Anxiety is your sympathetic nervous system (“fight or flight”) setting off all the alarms, while breathing like this will set the parasympathetic system (“rest and digest”) into action shutting off the alarms and settling your nerves.
Other things that help: laughing, checking out what’s going on around you (moving head and eyes to orient to your surroundings), getting curious about something.
Take care, be safe.

notyrqueer:

smilingvibes:

7/11 breathing. A skill to use for anxiety. It’s recommended to do it for 10-15 minutes. Like any other skill it does require a lot of practice. I advice that you practice it when you are feeling calm so you are ready in a time of need. If you lose count, which is easily done, simply start again until you do 15 minutes. It will also help with distraction even if you don’t get it right the first hundred times.

Breathing out longer than you breathe in actually activates your parasympathetic nervous system!

Anxiety is your sympathetic nervous system (“fight or flight”) setting off all the alarms, while breathing like this will set the parasympathetic system (“rest and digest”) into action shutting off the alarms and settling your nerves.

Other things that help: laughing, checking out what’s going on around you (moving head and eyes to orient to your surroundings), getting curious about something.

Take care, be safe.

imsobossybitchgetoffme:

rocb0yz:

imsoshive:

Your regular voice vs your proper voice.

bruh I love her voice.
who dihh?

but for real doe what her name is

she’s from new orleans