embracing my Azania

I’m not laying blame. I do not blame Black men for what they are. I’m asking them to move beyond. I do not blame Black men; what I’m saying is, we have to take a new look at the ways in which we fight our joint oppression because if we don’t, we’re gonna be blowing each other up. We have to begin to redefine the terms of what woman is, what man is, how we relate to each other.

—Audre Lorde, “Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between Jmaes Baldwin and Audre Lorde” (via joshuabrandonbennett)

if I could write her a love song…it would go a little like this….


I think when you create a piece of art, that art exists within its own realm. That realm kind of has its own logic. When I create a poem, in that poem I’m inventing a world. And that world has its own philosophy; it has its own sense of justice, it has its own way of understanding

The Innerview of Lebo Mashile

Spoken Mind 

(via lebomashile)


Because sometimes being your own critic aint enough

Thought s


Because sometimes being your own critic aint enough

Thought s

(Source: alecwiens)

When she reveals

When she reveals….. I feel mountains will move peacefully, in a slow movement they will sign the heavens swift fully with salter with waters enough to fill any dam…….. Clouds will darken in thunderous scream with voices emotions of none reversible dreams……..her child with open spores greenly, she moves to day where she born again,as she openly stretches her arms to catch warmly the new birth, embraces she will because that day will be when she reveals……she will look upon my eyes with fire…..then there I will know her power………because when she reveals there will be silence