allmond

You’re worth a little more if you’re golden

yellow enough to remind them of precious metals

They’re blinded by the radiance in our pigment

the milligrams of melanin spread thin enough to let light through

the light makes us walk a little softer

we can pass the paper bag test in the dark

can blend easily into any whitewashed backdrop

can dodge handcuffs without paying a fine

the white man’s best friend

the face of every ad marketed to black people

black enough to be a nigga

white enough to be a good one

our complexion makes the most racist politicians comfortable

they don’t mind sitting next to us

or shaking hands in public

but won’t hesitate to remind us where we stand

they never call us equals

yet treat us better than our browner sistas

Call us redbone

cast off anyone with a bit of night in their skin

people have always been afraid of the dark

but quick to bathe in the sun

bow to the white shine of the stars

Even black men want women

brighter than their mothers

lighter than their sisters

Whiter than their daughters

we’ve always been the first choice in a bedroom scrimmage

the honey in our skin makes us worth being tasted

the darkest things about us are the shadows of our hips

we’re never hidden in corners or kissed in secret

Men are proud to have us

Eager to use us as accessories

to decorate a rap star like platinum

we’ve become hip-hop ballads

They say we’re easier on the eyes

like dark is too rough and calloused to be beautiful

Like black is only here to make us shine a little brighter

we’re praised for being exotic

They’re amused by trying to guess

what part of our blood makes us so attractive

“You’re so pretty! What are you mixed with?”

Like it’s never good enough to be just black

nothing great in a bloodline that can’t be traced to ghostly grandfathers

we’re considered worthwhile for the white we might be

the darker your pigment the more seeped you are in stereotype

look like you got an attitude

look like you got no class

look like you’re not worth your weight in coal

As if there is no place for women obscured in deeper tones

they have always been placed below us

society has only given them second glances

they are condemned to the dark

while we wear our skin like a sheet of diamonds

Dressed in the assurance that we’re worth more

the people around us covet us like jewels

their perception of us never fails to let us know

black might be beautiful

but light skin is the right skin

it doesn’t occur to them

that some of the most gorgeous stones are Obsidian

Opal

Onyx

people will tell you to bleach your brown

wash your black

erase your dark

Like our diluted tones are worth lending us privilege

Like there isn’t brilliance emanating from your pores

Like the mahogany of your skin isn’t perfect

our absence of color doesn’t make us magnificent

beauty can never be found in just one spot on the gray-scale

it’s the deepest shades that paint the best portraits

—  by Kai Davis, Hiwot Adilow and Telia Allmond
of Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM)

the-morrigxn  asked:

Ayy you're probably getting this a lot at the moment but exams are things, so do you have any ideas for luck, knowledge and calm please? Blessed be x

I made a list of the assocations that belong to luck, knowledge and calm. That should help :)

Spells:

Luck:
° Easy Good Luck Spell
° Candle Luck Spell
° Seven Day Luck Spell
° Luck Chant
° Full Moon Luck Spell

Knowledge:
° Knowledge Candle Spell
° Courage, Power and Wisdom Spell
° Knowledge Spell
° Knowledge and Wisdom Spells

Calming/Peace:
° Lavender Peace Spell
° Spell For Relaxation
° Spell To Calm Overreacting
° Calming Chant
° Spell For Calming And Relaxing

Crystals:

Luck:
° Green Jade
° Green Aventurine
° Merlinite
° Red Jasper
° Tiger Eye
° Quartz

Knowledge:
° Blue Lace Agate 
° Chryscholla
° Chrystal
° Casisterite
° Emerald
° Erithyrite
° Green Jade
° Iolite
° Jade
° Okenite
° Snow Quartz
° Sugalite
° Tourmaline Black
° Quartz

Calming/Relaxing:
° Amazonite
° Amethyst
° Aqua Aura
° Aragonite
° Blue Kyanite 
° Blue Lace Agate 
° Blue Quartz
° Celestite
° Carnelian
° Desert Rose
° Fuschite
° Fire Agate 
° Green Calcite
° Howlite
° Kunzite
° Larimar
° Lapis Lazuli
° Peridot
° Pink Agate
° Purple Flourite
° Rhodonite
° Rose Quartz
° Snow Quartz
° Sodalite
° Selenite
° Tourmaline
° Turquoise
° White Calcite
° Quartz

Herbs:

Luck:
° Allspice
° Aloe
° Bayberry Bark
° Catnip
° Chamomile
° Cinnamon
° Cloves
° Dill
° Frankincense
° Lavender
° Mint
° Nutmeg
° Orange
° Pineapple
° Rosemary
° Yarrow Flower

Knowledge:
° Allmond
° Cinnamon 
° Frankincence
° Rosemary 
° Sage
° Sunflower Seeds

Calming/Relaxing:
° Basil
° Catnip
° Chamomile
° Gardenia
° Lavender
° Olive
° Passionflower

Colours:

Luck:
° Brown
° Gold
° Green
° Orange
° White

Knowledge:
° Blue
° Purple/Violet
° White
° Yellow

Calming/Relaxing:
° Blue
° Brown
° Lavender
° Pink
° White

Weekdays:

Luck:
° Thursday

Knowledge:
° Wednesday

Calming/Relaxing:
° Friday
° Monday

Incense:

Luck:
° Cinnamon
° Frankincense
° Honeysuckle 
° Lavender
° Moss
° Orange Blossom
° Sandalwood

Knowledge:
° Cinnamon
° Juniper Berry
° Lilac
° Lotus
° Mystic
° Myrrh
° Rosemary
° Sandalwood

Calming/Relaxing:
° Gardednia
° Jasmine
° Juniper Berry
° Lavender
° Lilac
° Orange
° Passionflower
° Patchouli
° Rose
° Rosewood
° Rosemary
° Sandalwood
° Vanilla

Okay well I’m doing a follow forever b/c tommorow’s new year’s eve so yeah!!! These people are all really rad and I’m sorry if you didnt wanna be on this!!!

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hi!!! so yeah a lot of people are doing these and whenever i saw myself in one i got really happy so i thought i should make one too so i could make other people happy!!! i’ve made so many great great friends on here that have helped me through tough times and made me laugh so yeah i wanted to show my appreciation!! okay yeah here we go (people who i have actually talked to/are close with are bolded and linked!!)

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“Team Light-Skinned” by Kai Davis, Hiwot Adilow and Teila Allmond

We would like for people to respond honestly to this poem:

Does it accurately portray the experiences of “light-skinned” women?

Is it a good critique of colorism?

What was your initial reaction?