This is Phylicia’s letter to her 21 year old self. Very inspirational. Hope it resonates with you
Romantic involvement distracts you and can blind you to what’s really in front of you. And what really is in front of you? You are. You don’t even know yourself yet. You think you know and you want to assert that you do, now that you’re a certain age, but you don’t. What’s in front of you is a whole world of experiences beyond your imagination. Put yourself, and your growth and development, first. There are long-term repercussions to what you’re doing now. Everything you do, every thought you have, every word you say creates a memory that you will hold in your body. It’s imprinted on you and affects you in subtle ways—ways you are not always aware of. With that in mind, be very conscious and selective.
With high hopes for you,
if a nigga don’t even offer to wipe you down after sex and just leaves you there with his literal bodily fluids just cooling on your skin he is truly not shit please love yourself
Imma just let this sit here
This is black people celebrating the day when they no longer have to fear the police.
But don’t you ever let him walk over you, you’re stronger than you think and if your best friend tells you he’s awful, she’s probably right. Love is blind remember, love is fucking blind.
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I Have A Dream…
"Rise. Shine. Reach outside yourself. Wake and discover the dreams you are capable of when you aren’t sleeping. May they keep you up at night. Marvel at how big they are and witness what they can become. Grow with your ambitions. Flex on those who doubt. Nourish no bad seeds. No black can’ts. No black don’ts. No black maybes. You will. Stretch so that the tension is too great-Become greater. You do not have to dance to choreograph your next steps. Just make sure you get your sun. Black boys. Black girls. Your cage is too small to hold you forever. Show them"
- Dexter R. Jones