"Femininity in general is seen as frivolous. People often say feminine people are doing “the most”, meaning that to don a dress, heels, lipstick, and big hair is artifice, fake, and a distraction. But I knew even as a teenager that my femininity was more than just adornments; they were extensions of me, enabling me to express myself and my identity. My body, my clothes, and my makeup are on purpose, just as I am on purpose."
— Janet Mock, Redefining Realness (via lovelyandbrown)
(Source: alisonroseishere, via jaxxisbuttons)
"There’s that old saying: The devil’s greatest trick is that he convinced people that he doesn’t exist. Well, white supremacy’s greatest trick is that it has convinced people that, if it exists at all, it exists always in other people, never in us."
— Junot Diaz, “Decolonial Love,” interview with Paula Moya for salon.com (via la-negra-barbuda)