Petrichor Eleven




My blog got taken over by Supernatural recently. I ship Wincest AND Destiel. Other things I obsess over: Doctor Who, The Hour, Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Community, Luther, Misfits, Skins, Chicago Fire, Last Resort, The Office. And that's just the tv shows.
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~Maya
yarrahs-life:

I think this is why ppl reblogged my no heat damage celebration photo set so much, bc I didn’t do anything to my hair. Nothing but pick it out. I was so happy that my hair would still curl up, after I had it bone straight! Even tho I used a heat protectant I was scared.lol I manipulate my curls all the time, not bc I don’t like my texture, but bc I just love a Bantu knot out or a braid out with clip-ins. But now that I cut off 6 inches, I can shape my wash’n’go the way I like it. Bc when my hair was longer, I didn’t like how it looked. But I think ppl really liked the photo set bc my hair appears kinky. I get love, compliments and appreciation on and off tumblr with my hair like this. I think it’s bc I wear my hair confidently. I keep it moisturized and my curls defined. Idk. I put just as much effort into wearing my hair natural, just like I would, if I kept it straight. Let’s keep it real, a lot of us still don’t embrace and accept OUR OWN textures, but feel some kind of way when others don’t. Uh? There are black women who are activity natural, but treat their hair in a “this is what I’m stuck with” manner. That’s not embracing ur natural hair. Not at all.
At the same time, I understand that my hair maybe be more accepted by myself and others, bc my hair is longer and full so my afro is huge. I know ppl aren’t as accepting of TWA especially with kinky hair. What I always tell women who want to go natural, is to embrace the kind of hair you discover you have. You can not expect for ppl to embrace your hair, if you cant. In a society that leans towards white beauty, this will always be. And specifically to the black community, we praise biracial features. WE DO! WE DO! We do this. We are always elevating ideas that cause destruction to ourselves. We have to start embracing ourselves. WE HAVE TO! Stop looking to other ppl.

yarrahs-life:

I think this is why ppl reblogged my no heat damage celebration photo set so much, bc I didn’t do anything to my hair. Nothing but pick it out. I was so happy that my hair would still curl up, after I had it bone straight! Even tho I used a heat protectant I was scared.lol I manipulate my curls all the time, not bc I don’t like my texture, but bc I just love a Bantu knot out or a braid out with clip-ins. But now that I cut off 6 inches, I can shape my wash’n’go the way I like it. Bc when my hair was longer, I didn’t like how it looked. But I think ppl really liked the photo set bc my hair appears kinky. I get love, compliments and appreciation on and off tumblr with my hair like this. I think it’s bc I wear my hair confidently. I keep it moisturized and my curls defined. Idk. I put just as much effort into wearing my hair natural, just like I would, if I kept it straight. Let’s keep it real, a lot of us still don’t embrace and accept OUR OWN textures, but feel some kind of way when others don’t. Uh? There are black women who are activity natural, but treat their hair in a “this is what I’m stuck with” manner. That’s not embracing ur natural hair. Not at all.

At the same time, I understand that my hair maybe be more accepted by myself and others, bc my hair is longer and full so my afro is huge. I know ppl aren’t as accepting of TWA especially with kinky hair. What I always tell women who want to go natural, is to embrace the kind of hair you discover you have. You can not expect for ppl to embrace your hair, if you cant. In a society that leans towards white beauty, this will always be. And specifically to the black community, we praise biracial features. WE DO! WE DO! We do this. We are always elevating ideas that cause destruction to ourselves. We have to start embracing ourselves. WE HAVE TO! Stop looking to other ppl.

(Source: pinkcookiedimples)


❝A long time ago, when you were a wee thing, you learned something, some way to cope, something that, if you did it, would help you survive. It wasn’t the healthiest thing, it wasn’t gonna get you free, but it was gonna keep you alive. You learned it, at five or six, and it worked, it *did* help you survive. You carried it with you all your life, used it whenever you needed it. It got you out—out of your assbackwards town, away from an abuser, out of range of your mother’s un-love. Or whatever. It worked for you. You’re still here now partly because of this thing that you learned.

The thing is, though, at some point you stopped needing it. At some point, you got far enough away, surrounded yourself with people who love you. You survived. And because you survived, you now had a shot at more than just staying alive. You had a shot now at getting free. But that thing that you learned when you were five was not then and is not now designed to help you be free. It is designed only to help you survive. And, in fact, it keeps you from being free. You need to figure out what this thing is and work your ass off to un-learn it. Because the things we learn to do to survive at all costs are not the things that will help us get FREE. Getting free is a whole different journey altogether.❞
(Mia McKenzie, creator of Black Girl Dangerous, author of The Summer We Got Free (via ethereallyraw)

(Source: etiquette-etc)

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whenever you see a beautiful woman

veganisthenewblack:

flamingoon:

do not compare yourself to her

she is beautiful

you are beautiful 

you both are two different kinds of beautiful

you can’t compare the sun to the moon

and you shouldn’t

so when you see that woman

you say “god bless her” and “god bless me”

and keep it moving, love.


guy:

i’m actually pretty cool just give me like 5 tries to get it right

(Source: guy)


thefatgirlblog:

"All these young girls getting themselves pregnant"

Wow, self impregnating teenage girls, these men should be afraid, we as woman are evolving at alarming rates.



brainstatic:

Jumanji taught us that the scariest thing in the African jungle is the white guy with a gun.


supduuuuude:

hullodearie:

Fake Pockets: A How To

dude. this comic was made for me.