You never think
you’re going to cry
until you do.
You never realise
you’ve forgotten the kleenex
before it’s too late.
I wear my tears like a badge of honour;
a testament. That
no matter how temporary we had been
she had meant something to me,
and always would.
Those of us gathered there
made a colour spectrum she
would have approved of.
One thing they never tell you
is that the walk to the graveside
doesn’t feel as long as the one back.
Something about finality.
Her coffin was painted.
Multicoloured, as we were dressed,
as she was in her life;
she was colourful.
Her daughter has inherited it from her.
And we stood and we wept for a fire
too soon put out.
Too soon after it had learned
how to catch -
and it was catching.
And then we celebrated the light
and the warmth she gave us;
her unwavering honesty and her passion.
Every rainbow I see I will know
has been dusted by her spray paints,
every gust of wind will have
her breath in it,
every one of us who knew her
has a piece of her within us.
It is up to us to use it.
It is up to us to be the voice she was.
It is up to us to see to it that she,
legend and legendary,
does not become myth or fantasy.
She was a reality.
She had a diamond for a smile,
and how it gleamed!
She was a truth I was glad to know.
Hers is a voice I will never forget.
And when my children ask me
what colour red onions are,
I’ll tell them that they
are purple.
—  Diamond Smile

“And it’s a human need to be told stories. The more we’re governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible.” 

Goodbye and thank you Alan Rickman (21.02.46 - 14.01.16)

Orlando Shooting Victims

Pulse shooting victims names which have been released:

Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old

Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old

Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old

Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old

Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old

Kimberly Morris, 37 years old

Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old

Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old

Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 years old

Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old

Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25 years old

Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 years old

Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 years old

Amanda Alvear, 25 years old

Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old

Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 years old

Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 years old

Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 years old

Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 years old

Enrique L. Rios Jr., 25 years old

Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old

Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 years old

Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old

Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old

Cory James Connell, 21 years old

Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old

Luis Daniel Conde, 39 years old

Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old

Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25 years old

Jerald Arthur Wright, 31 years old

Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 years old

Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 years old

Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24 years old

Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27 years old

Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33 years old

Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49 years old

Yilmary Rodriguez Sulivan, 24 years old

Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32 years old

Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28 years old

Frank Hernandez, 27 years old

Paul Terrell Henry, 41 years old

Antonio Davon Brown, 29 years old

Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz 24 years old

Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25 years old

Don’t forget them. Have them in your thoughts and prayers.


“I used to have seizures when I was young. My mother and father didn’t know what to do or how to handle it, but they did the best they could with what little they had. My mother told me one day I walked into her and said, ‘Mom, I’m not going to be sick anymore,’ and she said ‘Why?’ and I said, ‘Because an angel told me so.’ Now, I don’t remember saying it, that’s just what she told me.“ 

- Prince


💔 heart is broken 


This happened inside the venue while she was signing autographs backstage.

The man had not one but TWO firearms. If the security were checking bags and checking people, those guns would have been found immediately, that man would have been arrested, and that beautiful fucking girl’s heart would still be beating. Don’t ignore that the security did not do what they were supposed to do. Do not let this go.

A beautiful, gifted, selfless, amazing woman was murdered last night. And it could have been avoided completely. The security failed her. And now she’s gone.