Hello again! As previously mentioned, I will have a new post up at the end of this week.
Today I just wanted to share this poem. It’s by ALPHAMAMA, and it is Divine ❤
WATCH HER VIDEO HERE ON FACEBOOK.
These are the words:
Love is a decision, and some decisions are wrong
But when are you gonna learn girl, that you can’t make them meet you there
When you’re giving 100% but they don’t know the value of your wholeness
Guess what – he doesn’t need you, he needs himself
If you are a strong integrated magical being who can stand up and look anyone in the eye with power and pride
And he can’t rise above the sum of his experiences
Then how would he begin to know what you could add to his life?
It’s not his fault; you just don’t know what you don’t know
I know you see the best in him, but you can’t deny the rest of him
And you can’t continue testing him and measuring his answers when they don’t add up
It’s not that he’s just not that into you, it’s that his not into himself yet
He’s scared of his own power and greatness and wants to stay small, and that’s okay
But not for you.
You’re offering a starving man a diamond
But he can’t find the opportunity there because, you can’t eat a diamond
And girl let me tell you this – you. are. a diamond
Endured the condensed weight of your process and experience
That transformed your darkness into brilliant resilience
In a trillion, you are ONE
But some people still want to feel numb and you are Life itself
So go give your life to the sky
Go shoot your beams to the moon and grab your kisses from the stars
Go love the trees and let their leaves stroke your face
Go tell yourself that you’re free and then dance naked to the beat of your own racing heart
Your rhythm is too perfect to slow down for anyone
Your dance is too expert to partner with a beginner
Your life is too precious to waste, waiting for someone to step up and meet you where you are
No Queen, you do not need a King, you do not need a thing
You have all that you are, and that, is enough.
Good morning. I have finally updated and renewed the blog! And changed the appearance of it.
Please have a look at the new pages (top menu bar). I will have a brand new post up later next week.
Here’s the new look:
Highly recommend watching and absorbing the knowledge Harsha Walia shares in this – it will take just 13 and a half minutes out of your day:
I just wanted to share this clip packed with wisdom with you 🙂
I barely had a summer vacation period, but my year – really, next two years – of creative work (film, art, writing, poetry, etc) and service official starts tomorrow. Spending this evening getting spiritually centred, and this is my mantra:
I have the blessing of the Divine. Feeling tremendously grateful.
I love and relate to this! Here’s to activating Black spaces in a white colony!
I was just having a conversation with a friend (a fellow Black person) yesterday about the importance of Black spaces and (self) representation: of ourselves. of our stories, of our images, of our art. And then I came across performance poet Manal Younus’ TEDxAdelaide Talk on Facebook.
I had the good fortune of meeting this trail blazing woman last year. Manal Younus is a writer, performance artist and creative producer in Adelaide. As a Muslim with Eritrean origins living in Australia, Manal has used her work to spark discussion amongst audiences and communities.
Manal has performed around Australia including at the Sydney Opera House, featured on ABC television’s Q&A program and was a finalist for Young South Australian of the year in 2016. Manal released ‘Reap’, her self-published book of poetry in 2015. You can purchase it HERE.
In thisTEDxAdelaide Talk, Manal Younus explores the importance of ownership, representation and creating spaces where people of colour can discover themselves away from the white gaze. Basically, she breaks down for white folk why we need our own spaces, by us and for us, in order to be whole, healthy people in the world.
(The African-run space Manal talks about in the talk – the one that nourished her soul and inspired her – inspired me in the same way. How I wish I had had a space like that when I was an isolated and damaged teenager.)
Some words from Angela Davis, about the goal for the next few years:
Get woke, stay woke, and with a heart of love and righteous rage, stay ACTIVE.