The blacker the berry...
the sweeter the juice
The blacker the berry...
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"

They have painted you in shame
for surviving his crimes.

Let that sink in. Let that sink in.

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Assault.

Ijeoma Umebinyuo

(via theijeoma)
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one day
your bones will get weary
of men
who refuse to
worship the God in you


on that day,
you will either slit your soul
or gather your spirit
leaving any man
who has never called you
Holy.

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Ijeoma Umebinyuo (via theijeoma)
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"Disgust with injustice may sharpen the desire for justice. Readers who don’t see this connection merely wish to be entertained, and I have neither skill nor desire to turn the agony of a people into entertainment."
Ayi Kwei Armah, The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born (via theijeoma)
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"Some women do not need to display their sacredness to prove a point."

freedom

Ijeoma Umebinyuo

(via theijeoma)
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"I do not need a foreigner to appreciate my culture for me to know how rich it truly is. I do not need any validation and most certainly not an European “OMG!! this is so cool” validation. I know the richness of my culture through and through."
Ijeoma Umebinyuo. (via theijeoma)
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"More love. More love."
(via theijeoma)
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Agwọ emeghị ihe o ji bụrụ agwọ ụmụ aka ewere ya gwurie egwu.

Translation: When the snake does not show why it is a snake, children use it to play.

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Igbo Proverb. (via theijeoma)
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"You make God boast."

your worth

Ijeoma Umebinyuo

(via theijeoma)

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"Skin so dark
Jesus
screams a few
‘Hallelujah!’"

beautiful

Ijeoma Umebinyuo

(via theijeoma)