This truth. This movie. This truth. Mannnn.
I admire women who are effortlessly stylish, who laugh easily, who are genuinely kind, and who tell the truth about themselves.
our tragedy begins humid.
in a humid classroom.
with a humid text book. breaking into us.
stealing us from ourselves.
one poem. at a time.
it begins with shakespeare.
the hot wash.
the cool acid. of
dead white men and women. people.
each one a storm.
crashing. into our young houses.
making us islands. easy isolations.
until we are so beleaguered and
with a definition of poetry that is white skin and
that we tuck our scalding. our soreness.
behind ourselves and
as trauma. as violence. as erasure.
another place we do not exist.
another form of exile
where we should praise. honor. our own starvation.
the little bits of langston. phyllis wheatley.
angelou during black history month. are the crumbs. are the minor boats.
that give us slight rest.
to be waterdrugged into rejecting the nuances of
my own bursting
and to have
to take my name out of my name.
out of where my native poetry lives. in me.
replace it with keats. browning. dickson. wolf. joyce. wilde. wolfe. plath. bronte. hemingway. hughes. byron. frost. cummings. kipling. poe. austen. whitman. blake. longfellow. wordsworth. duffy. twain. emerson. yeats. tennyson. auden. thoreau. chaucer. thomas. raliegh. marlowe. burns. shelley. carroll. elliot…
(what is the necessity of a black child being this high off of whiteness.)
and so. we are here. brown babies. worshipping. feeding. the glutton that is white literature. even after it dies.
(years later. the conclusion:
shakespeare is relative.
white literature is relative.
that we are force fed the meat of
that our bodies will not recognize. as inherent nutrition.
is not relative.
the hot wash, nayyirah waheed | from ‘nejma’
World Muslimah 2013, Miss Nigeria Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola Is Crowned
A Nigerian woman has been crowned Miss World Muslimah 2013.
Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola was awarded the accolade at the third annual event in Jakarta, Indonesia.
"We’re just trying to show the world that Islam is beautiful," the 21-year-old told Agence France-Press on Wednesday.
"It was not really about competition," she added.
Ajibola, who wept and dropped to her knees while reciting verses from the Quran, was awarded with prize money of £1,365 and trips to Mecca and India.
The annual pageant, held exclusively for Muslim women, assesses not only the appearance of contestants, but also their piety and religious knowledge.
The contest saw participants from 20 countries take part, including Bangladesh, Malaysia, Brunei and Iran.
A single U.S finalist - Ainee Fatima from Chicago - withdrew from the competition on 13 September, citing her father’s ill health.
The pageant was held ahead the upcoming Miss World competition, which has drawn protests from hardline Indonesian Muslim groups.
It final had been due to be held in a venue near Jakarta, but will now take place in Bali.
This makes my hear warm
Get the single now.
A blessing. A King. A compass. Heaven’s path towards itself.
Thank you for existing. You won me a long while ago with your genuine cheek and unabashed presence. You move men and bathe in their tears. Lol.
Thankful for whatever stars aligned and had us meet. Thankful for shared literature. Thankful for that corner you can always come to where you’ll find me in. Thankful for music shared. Thankful for love and loving.
Thankful to God and woDlomo.
Get well soon.
Men who can’t cook, clean, or even do their own laundry are not “cute” and “in need of a woman to care for them”. They are spoiled brats so dependent on gender roles that they never bothered to learn the minimal skills to take care of themselves.
This is The TRUTH