"cultural appropriation. they love everything about us but us."

-(via neapple)

"Being an artist means forever healing your own wounds and at the same time endlessly exposing them."

-Annette Messager (via shakeimaboston)

I want so badly but I am scared of being this open.

(via pleaseletmeforgetme)

(Source: panatmansam)



I’m most thankful to tumblr for introducing me to Love & Misadventure. I know that as I continue on my journey different poems will hit chords at different times in my life. Right now Soul Mates just speaks to meeee! Love this book❤️

Hi lovely, thanks for posting this. I feel the same! Sometimes I’ll have a book for years but suddenly, there is a line or a passage that just speaks to me. xo Lang 
Love & Misadventure is available online via Amazon, BN.com + The Book Depository and Barnes & Noble, Kinokuniya, Books Actually, Fully Booked and other good book stores worldwide. 
"Never ignore a person who loves you, cares for you, and misses you. Because one day, you might wake up from your sleep and realize that you lost the moon while counting the stars."

-Nico Lang (via salveo)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege)

"Some women are
lost in the fire.
Some women are
built from it."

-Michelle K., Some.  (via mxrj)

"She has all of this poetry late at night
all of this bullshit in the morning
and you think you wont be fooled
but you are. You always are."

-poetry and b.s (via thiswillnotlast)

"You’re the worst, you know what you’ve done to me."

-jhene aiko (via itsthelesbiana)

(Source: innocenttmaan)


I know I’ve reblogged this but it’s just wow

imagine this on a wall

I want this on my wall
"They told me that to make her fall in love, I had to make her laugh. But everytime she laughs I’m the one who falls in love."

-Unknown (via forever-and-alwayss)

(Source: sensitizes)




Women in Africa and the Diaspora: “Julie Mehretu”

“I don’t think of architectural language as just a metaphor about space, but about spaces of power, about ideas of power.”

Julie Mehretu is an artist born in Ethiopia, raised in Michigan, educated in Senegal and Rhode Island and currently residing in New York. Mehretu’s complex pieces feature architectural forms, fictional landscapes, and grids layered with scribbles, smudges and shapes of different size and colors. Her paintings are more than just assemblage of random colors and lines. The underlying structure of her work consists of socially charged spaces such as government buildings, museums, stadiums, schools, and airports.

“I think architecture reflects the machinations of politics, and that’s why I am interest in it as a metaphor for those institutions.”

Julie Mehretu has received numerous awards including The MacArthur Award in 2005, often referred to as the “genius grant.” The American Art Award granted by The Whitney Museum of American Art (2005,) and the Berlin Prize: Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship at The American Academy in Berlin (2007).

-Bilphena Yahwon