"You must be willing to change. You must be willing to break the deal you made with the devils within. You must be willing to leave the past and not be tempted to rebound when times are tough. You must be willing to let go of everything and anyone that takes you back to your sins. You must be willing to have hope. You must be willing to have hope that you can change and that you will and that you will be better. You must believe you are worthy of change and you are worthy of improvement and you are worthy of being the best. You must be willing to set aside your negative notions about life, about hardships, about people, about things, about yourself. You must be willing to stop feeling sorry for yourself while looking at the world move around you. Get up and make something of yourself."
#all of this
[Image Description: Five women (left to right: a Brown woman with braids, White or White passing woman with straight hair, a brown-skinned hijabi, a Black woman with afro-textured hair, and an Asian woman) all have on t-shirts with the word “Latina” written on it. Underneath them, the image says “LATIN@ IS AN ETHNICITY NOT A RACE.]
I am reblogging this because it is awesome but also because it makes me so incredibly happy to see things on tumblr that are already accessible Woot, woot, gardeniasandgoldchains! Thank you for the image description.
Thank you. The misuse of the word ethnic by people who theoretically are bright is disturbing. Ethnicity/Cultural grouping is not race, though it has come to be. Moronic much. One’s Ethnic predispositions say far more about one than your race.
Hallelujah…..somebody finally said it!!! Big up to all my Black Nicaraguan girls!!!
All my Afro-Latina’s in the house I see you!!!
South Africa: Venda Domba Dance
“The most famous of the Venda dances is the Domba, or python dance which is held annually at one of their most sacred sites, Lake Fundudzi to secure good rains for the following season. Young maidens, as the final stage of their initiation into womanhood, line up in single file forming a chain and dance in long fluidly, winding lines, like a snake. Traditionally the dancers wear small aprons covering the back and front, with tasselled ornaments called thahu.” mashovhela.com
*Photos by: Leonie Marinovich, Paul Weinberg, Hugues Foulquier (others are archives with unknown ‘graphers)