Menelik by Luke Austin
Project : Street Etiquette x Dr.Martens (2013)
I crave intimacy but I get confused and uncomfortable when I’m shown even the slightest bit of attention or affection.
J. California Cooper, who illuminated the struggles of black women in novels and short stories prized for their folksy wisdom and original voices, including those of an unborn child and a dead slave, died Sept. 20 in Seattle. She was 82.
this is important. this woman’s work was so influential to me and so many other black women writers. the simplicity of her work, her honesty, her ability to capture the voices of the voiceless. she was an incredible artist. she will be missed, but her legacy will never die.
rest in power.
my ultimate goal is to be at peace with myself, eliminate toxic feelings and elements and energies from my life, unlearn negative and harmful practices and thought patterns, stop checking for people that don’t check for me, create a space for myself that is nurturing for growth…