SZA for Vogue 

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The phrase “words to live by” gets thrown around often these days, but these are absolutely words to live by.

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Lupita Nyong’o attends Marie Claire Celebrates May Cover Stars on April 8, 2014 in West Hollywood

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Oppression is cooking being “women’s work,” while the overwhelming majority of top restaurant chefs are male.

Oppression is fashion being a “silly girl thing,” while the top earning designers and CEOs in fashion are male.

Oppression is reducing women to consumers profiting a male system, even in fields that we supposedly dominate.

this is so fucking important.

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The Black Woman.
(Literally how I see black women)


I heard your song: Marissa Alexander

  • Marissa Alexander’s husband has a proven history of violence and domestic abuse toward women. 

  • During an altercation with her abusive husband Marissa had retrieved her liscensed and registered gun which she owned prior to even meeting her husband and as she held the weapon in her right hand down by her side as he yelled, “Bitch I Will Kill You!” and charged toward her.

  • In desperation and fear Marissa Alexander lifted her weapon, turned away and discharged a single shot in the ceiling. As she stood her ground – that single shot prevented him from doing that which he had threatened. 
  • Marissa Alexander did not receive immunity under the Florida Stand your ground self defense law.
  • Her husband admitted that he was the agressor, threatened her life and was so angry that he did not know what he would do, as sworn under statement in November of 2010.
  • Alexander’s husband had previously been arrested for domestic violence twice – once for abuse against Alexander and that attack landed Alexander in the hospital.

  • Alexander was originally senteced to 20 years in prison, which was already outrageous and unjust enough, however she may be sentenced to 60 years in prison after her retrial in July after Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey announced she intends to triple Alexander’s sentence if she is able to convict her for a second time.
  • “It’s unimaginable that a woman acting in self-defense, who injured no one, can be given what amounts to a life sentence,” Helen Gilbert, Free Marissa Now
  • Given that George Zimmerman is a free man currently milking media and marketing deals to make money after murdering a child, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Dunn is doing zero years for the murder of Jordan Davis, amongst the hundred of other cases of injustice, it seems insane that Marissa Alexander may do life for killing no one and harming no one, rather her only crime was self defense.

SIGN THE PETITION approx 13,000 signatures needed at present time, it is the very, very least we can do to help Marissa Alexander who is caught in the completely UNJUST justice system. AND donate to Marissas legal defense campaign HERE. Often the reasons injustices fly by is because there simply aren’t the funds to hire the people needed to prove the cases.

Help Free Marissa Alexander.

Marissa I heard your song, we all did.

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Home Coming Picnic, Pretoria South Africa

Photo By: Cedric Nzaka

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Yes I did reblog this 6 times. Your lucky if this isn’t on your dash everyday.

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