“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’”—Toni Morrison (via medievalpoc)
My mom’s stomach just grumbled and I said “bless you” because I’m stressed and exhausted and instead of laughing at me she just turned to me and said “peace be with you, Em.” Basically, my mom is the coolest.
“The real tragedy of our postcolonial world is not that the majority of people had no say in whether or not they wanted this new world; rather, it is that the majority have not been given the tools to negotiate this new world”—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun (via beautiesofafrique)