“We don’t need proof that we exist and can write and are literature; we need “troof,” a funky vernacular “truth” that doesn’t answer to white based or any other preconceptions of black reality”—Kevin Young “How Not to Be a Slave” (via sanctuarysankofa)
“when my mother was pregnant with her second child, i was 4
i pointed at her swollen belly confused at how my mother
had gotten so big in such little time
my father scooped me in his tree trunk arms and said
the closest thing to god on this earth is a woman’s body
it’s where life comes from
and to have a grown man tell me something so powerful at such a young age changed me to see that the entire universe rested at my mother’s feet”—rupi kaur (via soaphie)
In honor of Valentine’s Day, all week ELIXHER will be celebrating our love — our love of self, our love of other Black queer women, and everything in between. To kick things off, here are 25 touching photos of queer women couples that’ll tug at your heart strings.
Yassss!! Photos YOU sent into our blog were selected for this list! Keep those submissions coming, ladies <3
Thanks for your continued support and for the many notes of encouragement we have received for the blog. It is our honor and privilege to share your beautifully captured moments with others. We appreciate you!