There’s so much negative imagery of Black Fatherhood. I’ve got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids and doing the right thing as a father, and how come that’s not as newsworthy?

Will Smith (via dontbelievetheabsenteehype)

rarely do i follow a blog with no hesitation and buy into its message wholesale. don’t believe the absentee hype is the exception. because if you know me, you know i’m enamoured with black fatherhood and academically and sociologically obsessed with absent fathers. and this praise of presence and commentary on the falsehoods of its pervasiveness is sure to give me life.

happy birthday lauryn —keep pursuing your goals—god is faithful

daddy

Sometimes someone says something really small and it just fits into this empty place in your heart.

Angela, My So-Called Life
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brain,

welcome back to the sewer.
you’ve been missed.

beautilation:

Dug up these illustrations I did a while ago- the shoes I designed and the cuff/ choker set was a take on items made by the etsy seller creepy yeha 

I miss this so much! Hopefully I can carve out some free time soon to put the brush to the paper again!

he is perfect in his timing.

alice sibomana

bitchimshanice:

lion:

relationship goals

Them >

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policymic:

36 men show us what real male activists look like

Ultimately, the #YesAllWomen rallying cry reached more than 1 million tweets in the days since the tragedy, outlasting even Kim Kardashian’s wedding on Sunday. But women are not the only ones frustrated by our society’s institutionalized misogyny. So many men, too, reported feeling disgusted by the attitudes of the shooter and his alleged peers, the “men’s rights activists” that not only influenced Rodger, but publicly predicted more violence if men aren’t given what they want.

Men deserve their own space to talk back to these “activists.” Here is just a small part of that response, but you can find more responses or post your own on the hashtag #AllMenCan, because all men can have respect for women without ever becoming less of a man.

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