By Latorial Faison
"Freeing yourself was one thing,
claiming ownership of that freed self was another."
"The function, the very serious function of
racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being."
|w/Jessea Gabbin at Furious Flower '19|
"Like any artist without an art form, she became dangerous."
Toni Morrison was a mercy God had on us. He didn't have to do it, but He did. Like an angel that fell from the sky, she did the Lord's work, and she did it well. When you've dealt in Black power, when you've labored in Black power, when you have made Black empowerment your life's work, surely you can rest in peace.
"Don't ever think I fell for you. I didn't fall in love, I rose in it."
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