honor both and release what doesn’t serve you. hold your ancestors close and their intentions even closer. remember: self-love is an artistic and community investment. you don’t have to inherit trends of heartbreak, you can undo them too. the broken in you can be beautiful. allow those to love you when you are lost/hurt/grieving. to embrace your limitations and your goals are strengths not to be ignored. being as present as possible is unlearning colonization.
— kay ulanday barrett