olivia gets it

once in high school my english teacher (for whom i’d lay down my life) said “hey olivia i didn’t get your paper did you turn it in” (i hadn’t written it) and i immediately started crying (horrifying) and she was like “oh okay we’ll talk. it’s fine”

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Support Black TV Shows. Not because it’s BLACK but because it’s BLACK & DOPE.

And we’ve never been represented on the screen as much as we have been now on major networks.

If I missed any shows add on and let’s spread the word and keep these shows on tv.

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“black women were created of
brown sugar and warm honey.
the sweetest thing to bless the earth.
be wary of anyone who tells you otherwise.”

14 feminist TV characters we need now more than ever

  • As the United States goes beyond the first days of Donald Trump’s presidency, one where legislative attacks on abortion clinics and women’s reproductive rights have become the norm, it seems we need our favorite TV feminists now more than ever before.
  • Whether it’s being inspired by their impressive career achievements or admiring the way these characters bounce back from hardships, these powerful women can teach us a lot about self-confidence and self-growth. And, most importantly, these incredible women can teach us how to be a badass woman in a world that is seemingly determined to keep us down.
  • These women are shutting down the patriarchy, one episode at a time. Read more. (4/7/17, 8:57 AM)

Representation matters: my six favourite black female fictional lawyers.

  • Clair Huxtable (The Cosby Show)
  • Maxine Shaw (Living Single)
  • Joan Clayton (Girlfriends)
  • Jessica Pearson (Suits)
  • Olivia Pope (Scandal)
  • Annalise Keating (How to Get Away With Murder)

The subtle shade Shonda Rhimes is sprinkling about Trump, our democracy system, and the consequences of America’s actions throughout ALL of her shows is so inspiring like damn.

Ever since I was a child, I’ve belonged only to my words. I don’t have a country, a specific culture. If I didn’t write, if I didn’t work with words, I wouldn’t feel that I’m present on earth.
—  Jhumpa Lahiri, “The Fragile Shelter,” In Other Words.
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great tv recommendations: flowers
↳ “From a weird reverie of dark revelations, Mr Grubb woke up with a strange sensation. So he turned to the goblin who knew him the best and brought her soft hands to the depths of his chest. It would beat through the future as it beat through the past, but how frightening to ponder when its beating that fast. Mrs Grubb said ‘be careful or your poor heart might pop.’ ‘I know,’ said her husband, ‘I don’t want it to stop.’”