Enefa's Parable

Queer black girl / grad student / sci-fi and fantasy fanatic / lover of all things body positive.

"Suddenly I understood. It was my flesh, and my power, too. I was what mortal life had made me, what Enefa had made me, but all that was in the past. From henceforth I could be whomever I wanted." --Yeine Darr, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

“and i said to my body. softly. ‘i want to be your friend.’ it took a long breath. and replied, ‘i have been waiting my whole life for this.’”

—   nayyirah waheed (via godinthebrokenness)

(Source: nayyirahwaheed, via dragonfireandblood)

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

revolutionary-afrolatino:

Fox 8 Cleveland angry with LKWD Music Fest after Communist musician calls for end to capitalism on live TV

FOX is tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight

FOX News: “Well, Boots, tell us a little bit about your band and the lineup people are going to hear today?” asked Fox 8 reporter Autumn Ziemba.

RILEY: Well, we’re a punk/funk/Communist revolution band.

FOX News: OK.

RILEY: And we are from Oakland, California, and we make everyone dance while we’re telling them about how we need to get rid of the system.

FOX News: Mmm.

RILEY: How exploitation is the primary contradiction in capitalism. And that if we want to express our power, we’re going to have to be more radical in our actions.

this is an all-Black band, from Oakland, and they’re called "The Coup." *buys CD*

Watch Fox News lose control

What happened to freedom of speech?

What? Rush Limbaugh get to say whatever dumb thing he wants and the rest of us have to hope we get the mic in our hands and then we can’t even speak our minds?

(via acceber74)

dollsofbeauty:

Dolls
sourcedumal:

If you believe that my people will bend their knee to the Chantry, dear Knight Commander, then I suggest you pray to your Maker that you leave my country alive.
My name is Josephine D’Lancret.
I am the Queen of Rivain
And we will not be moved

sourcedumal:

If you believe that my people will bend their knee to the Chantry, dear Knight Commander, then I suggest you pray to your Maker that you leave my country alive.

My name is Josephine D’Lancret.

I am the Queen of Rivain

And we will not be moved

(via gtfothinspo)

angelclark:

5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

(via chescaleigh)

mugglebornheadcanon:

798. Black muggleborns creating potions for fellow black students to help replace some hair and skin care products that won’t fit in their trunks and that they can’t buy at Hogsmeade.

(Source: justintimber-flakes, via tinypusa)

komplexxitiesof-kwest:

eatprayfashion:

dynastylnoire:

blackhaiirstyles:

my baby’s twist out #fouryears
https://www.tumblr.com/blog/patricemayo

LOOK AT THIS BABY!!!!!!

<3 she’s so precious!!!

LOOK AT THE BABY’S GLASSES OMG

komplexxitiesof-kwest:

eatprayfashion:

dynastylnoire:

blackhaiirstyles:

my baby’s twist out #fouryears

https://www.tumblr.com/blog/patricemayo

LOOK AT THIS BABY!!!!!!

<3 she’s so precious!!!

LOOK AT THE BABY’S GLASSES OMG

(via lethalspiderprincex)

themarysue:

beingruth:

choochoobear:

kurtiswiebe:

This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 

"DO YOU GET IT?! MEG IS WORTHLESS THAT’S THE JOKE! DO YOU GET IT?! WE’LL REPEAT IT A FEW MORE TIMES THIS EPISODE JUST IN CASE!"

No but really.

Sigh.

(Source: fyspringfield.com, via chescaleigh)

browngirlblues:

Black women need to start a hashtag #icanbeboth where we post pictures of ourselves with degrees, at graduation, sitting in your office, being successful etc. along side pics of us partying, twerking, dancing, having fun as NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS DO.

Because this idea that you are either a hoe or a sophisticated woman is toxic as hell. It’s a racialized version of the virgin-whore dichotomy. I can be both a sexual being and an role model/educator at the same damn time.

(via hanging-hermit)

feelingfairyish:

Little Hermione doing Hermione things. 

feelingfairyish:

Little Hermione doing Hermione things. 

(via kali-fullofwordsnthoughts)

loveellepierre:

Working with the lovely Al, creator of Wardrobe Breakdown.

(via hanging-hermit)

reimaginefat:

iridessence:

Ethereal Black Girl scans from my photo class.

gorgeous

reimaginefat:

iridessence:

Ethereal Black Girl scans from my photo class.

gorgeous

(via heckyesfatvisibility)

dynamicafrica:

Vintage cover photos of magazines that catered specifically to black women. 

(via curvesincolor)