i don’t get together on thanksgiving to give thanks for the colonization of this land, the enslavement of my peoples or the genocide of many indigenous peoples. i give thanks and get together with my family for surviving another year in a nation founded on all of that.
so say we all
— Michelle Obama (via amuzed1)
Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end.
And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.
— Audre Lorde (via transformfeminism)
— Stokely Carmichael (via iwasabearonce)