for colored girls


I never understood why people described me using food; “Her skin is like caramel, her eyes like honey, her hair is chocolate.” Other girls got compared to flowers and the ocean, I was only spices and side dishes. To this, I say no more. I am not available for your consumption. You will not taste my flesh on your tongue. You will not inhale my scent. I am not your nourishment. I will not satisfy you. You won’t fill your hunger with my presence.
I Will Eat You.

but bein alive & being a woman & being colored is a metaphysical dilemma that I havent conquered yet
my spirit is too ancient to understand the separation of soul & gender
my love is too delicate to have thrown back on my face
—  Ntozake Shange, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf

Endless list of flawless, favorite WOC (in no particular order): 

Anika Noni Rose - [36/x]

somebody/ anybody
sing a black girl’s song
bring her out
to know herself
to know you
but sing her rhythms
carin/ struggle/ hard times
sing her song of life
she’s been dead so long
closed in silence so long
she doesn’t know the sound
of her own voice
her infinite beauty
she’s half-notes scattered
without rhythm/ no tune
sing her sighs
sing the song of her possibilities
sing a righteous gospel
let her be born
let her be born
& handled warmly.
—  For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf- Ntozake Shange
one thing i dont need
is any more apologies
i got sorry greetin me at my front door
you can keep yrs
i dont know what to do wit em
they dont open doors
or bring the sun back
they dont make me happy
or get a mornin paper
didnt stop nobody using my tears to wash cars
cuz a sorry
—  for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf  by Ntozake Shange

365 Movie Challenge

138/365 “For Colored Girls” (2010)

Starring: Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni  Rose, Kerry Washington, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ealy, Hill Harper and Macy Gray

Rating: 4/5


Erykah Badu - Bag Lady

Nickel Bag Lady = Trap Queen
Booty Bag Lady = Thot
Paper Bag Lady = Alcoholic
Punching Bag Lady = The women trapped in domestic violence
Baby Bag Lady = Baby mama

The women all carry baggage (issues) within the black community. This video also represents For Colored Girls Who Consider Suicide / When The Rainbow Is Enuf