g is for geetha

child of the indian ocean, settler on turtle island.

"in a time of destruction, create something."
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"I walk into a poem and walk out someone else."
Nayyirah Waheed (via breeananykole)

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— 3 days ago with 1402 notes
"and that’s how the lonely folk
catch you – they know how to come
dressed up as all of the things you need."

excerpt from Yrsa Daley-Ward, ‘bone.’

now available at amazon.com

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readcolor:

readCOLOR is a global online visual literacy project which supports and celebrates readers of color engaging with works created by authors of color.

readCOLOR serves as a bridge which facilitates the visibility of authors of color in communities across the world, while allowing readers of color to become aware of the incredible abundance of literature which reflects and represents them. through such visibility, readCOLOR seeks to assist in the preservation of the many languages spoken by communities of color, promote literacy, and become an interactive literary resource which brings authors and readers of color from around the world, together.

it is our hope that readCOLOR will help to remove the barriers that artists and audiences of color face in accessing one another, and ease the difficulty in finding representation in literature.

readCOLOR is created and curated by a circle of creatives which include: yrsa daley-ward. desiree venn frederic. l.a. winter. tapiwa mugabe. and nayyirah waheed.



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"there is a god in writing.
a soft. roaring. unconditional. home of a god.
who prays to me."
nayyirah waheed | from 'nejma'  (via nayyirahwaheed)

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"Some hearts understand each other, even in silence."
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weekends are doom

I’m always like “oh there is not enough time to do all these things I have to do” and then i spend a day watching a stupid show on netflix and then having coffee at 5 so I can spend all night doing what I could have just done at a reasonable pace all weekend.

— 5 days ago
#procrastinator  #personal 
Imagine the Angels of Bread - Martín Espada →

caprinocultura:

This is the year that squatters evict landlords,

gazing like admirals from the rail

of the roofdeck

or levitating hands in praise

of steam in the shower;

this is the year

that shawled refugees deport judges

who stare at the floor

and their swollen feet

as…

— 5 days ago with 15 notes

Feel like a magnet for brocialists, manarchists, and macktivists…STAY AWAY!!

— 1 week ago with 1 note
#personal  #patriarchy  #cismen 

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whitegirlsaintshit:

thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

Where is the rapist’s information? why is his identity being withheld?

SO MANY FEELS

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