I need a life that isn’t just about needing to escape my life.

Robert Polito, excerpt from “Please Refrain from Talking During the Movie” (via larmoyante)
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Words like “exotic” as applied to women with non-white skin have weight and power because they are reminders that non-white women are being held against the white beauty standard and being found different (and therefore wanting).

source: Fairy tales for privileged kids: “the anti-white racist”Days Like crazy Pavement

Or different as in a nice adventure from normal/reality from which the man will eventually return ‘home’ from.
I hate the word “Exotic” as a compliment from men. HATE IT.

(via sucreetsal)
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Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?

Kanye West (via myhertsgard)
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faineemae:

Brown parents be like: wow she’s a phD student, won the nobel peace prize and cured cancer but its a shame she’s not married.

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