1. "i need to be alone for certain periods of time or i violate my own rhythm."
    — lee krasner

    (Source: theuniversityredhead, via abeautifulwonder)

     

  2. because at times…all the world’s ills seem to glow brighter in my computer screen…so i simply refuse to turn it on…for days.


    (Source: inthespiritofbeing)

     


  3. "nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to learn."
    — pema chödrön 

    (via majiandmangoes)

     

  4. because art imitates life imitates life imitates life imitates life imitates life imitates life imitate life imitates life imitates life imitates…

     
     


  5. "whatever satisfies the soul is truth."
    — walt whitman

    (Source: quietlotus, via speaknofeelings)

     

  6. because they are newly siblings…

    because as their mothers, we formed a sisterhood…

    because the media portrays blended families, such as ours, as anything but beautiful…

    because i love her child like my own, and she loves mine just the same…

    because the first time i held him, he curled into me and stayed there for an entire day…

    because my baby calls her ‘mama marqui’…

    because tegan and toots got half of a raw deal, so they must be handled with extra care…

    (Source: inthespiritofbeing)

     


  7. "i’m becoming more silent these days. i’m speaking less and less in public.
    but my eyes, god damn, my eyes see everything."
    — 

    (Source: c0ntemplations, via wildsultrys0ul)

     

  8. because…

    i am such a sensitive summer thing

    [nayyirah waheed]

    (Source: inthespiritofbeing)

     


  9. "every once and a while. take off your life. and rest."
    — nayyirah waheed

    (Source: nayyirahwaheed, via speaknofeelings)

     

  10. because humid summer evenings…

    and linear conversations that sway…

    and the bliss of human touch…

    (Source: inthespiritofbeing)

     

  11. "although she’s crazy stepping, i’ll try to stop her stride
    'cause i won't have no more of this passing me by 

    she keeps on pas - s - ing meeeee by

    [the pharcyde]

    (Source: inthespiritofbeing)

     


  12. abeautifulwonder said: HI, i've no idea who you are and i'm pretty new to tumblr, but i just wanted to say that i love your stuff. Your art is amazing. I don't know if the young darling in the photos is your daughter, but she is a stunner. Please don't stop. I look forward to seeing and sharing your posts. <3

    hello, brown gyal…

    me = b.

    (or badiyah or shay or whatever feels good on your tongue that day)

    i am beyond appreciative of your sentiments. somewhere between flattered and tickled and humbled and giggly (because i giggle…a lot…in a gangsta sort of way). the young darling is my littles, my toots, my daughter, and for your compliment i thank you graciously. i promise to keep going for as long as this path allows me to - BUT - i don’t promise that this path is the only one that i will walk. 

    pictures are cool and all…but words…words fit my spirit so much better. 

    (kinda like converses)

     

  13. because when i first made this video (over a year ago) i was still reeling from betrayal…

    because i watched it today and it resonated…

    because as cliché as it sounds, art was, and still is, my greatest form of release…

    because doing good means nothing, if you allow bad things to continue around you…

    because all sacrifice has to hurt just a bit…

    because trust has to be earned…

    …but i’ve given mines to folks prior to payment.

    (Source: inthespiritofbeing)

     
     


  14. "let people feel the weight of who you are and let them deal with it."
     

  15. "bhuta ia, dewa ia"

    (man is a demon, man is a god)

    (Source: inthespiritofbeing)