I long for the day when a Black woman’s strength isn’t measured by how much mistreatment she can endure. When you’re strong because you have to be, people tend to forget that you can be vulnerable or that sometimes you need help. And it’s easy for them to ignore your humanity because they think you can take it. Sure, we can take it. We can take whatever life dishes out, and look damned good doing it, too! But we shouldn’t always have to.
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~Art: African Woman by Psichodelicfruit
You can surrender to love without surrendering your entire self.
A truly loving relationship won’t swallow you whole.
Real love won’t make you disappear or tear you down.
Remember, a well-tended garden allows the daffodil to bloom without diminishing the beauty of the tulip.
~Sophia Ned-James (Artistic Image is “Black Beauty” by Selene Regener Photography)
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