A woman-of-color who writes poetry or paints or dances or makes movies knows there is no escape from race or gender when she is writing or painting. She can’t take off her color and sex and leave them at the door or her study or studio. Nor can she leave behind her history. Art is about identity, among other things, and her creativity is political.Gloria Anzaldúa, Making Face/Making Soul: Haciendo Caras — Creative and Cultural Perspectives by Women of Color (via jalwhite)
People (typically the privileged) never realize the personal is political. I feel that people who choose to ignore this just can’t begin to understand my feelings. Nor are they trying to.
Today, I would like to note one of the most thoughtful gifts I have received in a while. Not gonna lie, I don’t know THAT much about Mindy Kaling. But I do know I love successful colored women who aren’t as thin as a stick and have a good sense of humor. Also… The Mindy Project helps me on those days when my whiny students drive me crazy.
Thanks, boyfriend. You did good.
You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy,
when skies are grey
You’ll never know dear,
how much I love you
So please don’t take