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Musings of a Lover



+ [8-5-14] - Self-portrait | 7:36 AM, by The Expressionist.

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Loving Black women by sexualizing our bodies is not the equivalent of caring about us.


So just because you say you “love” Black women because there’s some shorty whose booty you want in your inbox does not mean you actually love us. You’re just sexualizing us and calling it love.

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Please take a moment of your day to help this family get a amber alert going for these two little ones. If you see them call police or crime stoppers at 1-800-speakup.

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“ I see you, and you see me. I experience you, and you experience me. I see your behaviour. You see my behaviour. But I do not and never have and never will see your experience of me. Just as you cannot “see” my experience of you. ”

—    R. D. Laing (via misswallflower)

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“ I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit. ”

—    Elizabeth Gilbert (via liquid-diamonds-flowing)

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Joey on why J Dilla is the best Hip-Hop producer. (x)

I feel you joey

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“ [Just as] there are certain species of plants and trees who seeds sprout only after a fire … our buddha-nature may be like a seed that grows in the ashes of our burned-over forest of illusions. ”

—    Marian Mountain (via purplebuddhaproject)

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Test Shots by Rog Walker.

Test Shots is an ongoing series of portraits taken in the studio with photography couple Rog and Bee Walker. Each photograph, taken mostly of their close friends and fellow creatives, is as striking as it is simple.

Opting for a sombre and dark background, coupled with poised and pensive subjects, Walker’s shots manage to maximize on the simplicity of the traditional portrait style by making use of a medium format camera that provides an image quality which, despite the powerful stillness of each individual, vividly brings the details of each photograph to life. This brings out both a sense of strength and vulnerability in each picture, alluding to the intimate two-way dialog between subject and photographer.

"This is the most organic method of communication I have. Photography is the way I speak…It doesn’t get more personal than another human, and that’s what I’m looking to capture, that connection between humanity." - Rog Walker

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“ In order to rise
From its own ashes
A phoenix
Burn. ”

—    Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents (via purplebuddhaproject)

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“ I would like to travel the world with you twice. Once, to see the world.
Twice, to see the way you see the world. ”