"It was just my third day on the job; I was still learning to use the fax machine. A coworker who’d been on PTO my first two days appeared in my office, introduced himself via nutcracking handshake. He made small talk, then business-speak, back to small talk. Only so much to be said about the weather, the traffic, and the mayor. A column of silence rose between us. His gaze alighted on my head. “How did you get your hair like that?” He reached across my desk and ran his fingers through my hair.

I gripped his arm mid-arc, squeezed it just hard enough to signal my spirit, and flung it away. “If you want to touch my hair, you ask first. And when you do ask, I’ll say no.”

Shock and puzzlement leaped through his features. He flushed several shades of red, pivoted, exited."

Lyzette Wanzer: Twisted - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics (via guernicamag)

It takes care and attention and time to handle natural hair. Something we have lost from our African culture are the rituals of health and beauty and taking time to anoint our-selves. And the first way we lost it was in our hair.

Yes. We had to re-learn everything. Babies without cradles. But we managed to find it again.

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methhomework:

that friend that always tries to please you

(via zayrn)

verysharpteeth:

jenngeek:

doktorfylthe:

Characterization done right.

Steve Rogers in a single gif.

We joke about Steve’s patriotism as his strong suit, but his actual strength was his sense of moral right. His whole philosophy is summed up in the line “I don’t like bullies” in the first movie. Steve loves his country. He loves it enough to be at the front of the line trying to fix what he sees as moral wrong in it.

verysharpteeth:

jenngeek:

doktorfylthe:

Characterization done right.

Steve Rogers in a single gif.

We joke about Steve’s patriotism as his strong suit, but his actual strength was his sense of moral right. His whole philosophy is summed up in the line “I don’t like bullies” in the first movie. Steve loves his country. He loves it enough to be at the front of the line trying to fix what he sees as moral wrong in it.

(Source: 30secondstocalifornia, via sarcasmwithasideofsass)

comic-chick:

hipnerd:

This is the same man.

I think about this a lot.

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tatehorror:

*rebels cautiously*

(Source: tatehorror, via zayrn)

krusca:

bootycap:

i didn’t ask to be a fan of chris evans

i didn’t ask to have my life disrupted by a fucking meatball of a man who’s half frat bro and half sensitive artist

why this

i didn’t ask for this

look he even makes the face that i do when i have to deal with his existence

image

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officialnorthamerica:

I hate when my phone dies and I can’t get to a charger for like an hour. What happened while I was gone? Is Kate still married to William? How old is Blue Ivy? Who is the president Idk man my phone died

(Source: celsisus, via kurtrachelandagayhighfive)