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Useful Optimism

A Young Woman, With Aspirations, Not Dreams, To Be More Than Just A Talent, But An Icon.

foulterritory:

"A few years ago I dreamed of coming back to New York City, the place of my birth, and on February 23, 2011 that became a reality. This organization has supported me and in return, I want to stay and build here with this city and my team. At this pivotal juncture in my career, I owed it to myself and my family to explore all of the options available to me. Through it all, my heart never wavered.”

(via onceaknickalwaysaknick)

I Remember The First Time I Heard Her Voice On The “Idlewild” Movie Soundtrack. I Also Remember Googling Her And Not Being Able To Find Alot Of Information On Her. I Remember Watching Countless Interviews And Performances By Her. I Remember Being Asked In Jazz Studies Class To Compose A Score For The Class To Play And Using “My Favorite Nothing” As Inspiration. It Doesn’t Surprise Me When People Say I Remind Them Of Her, Or That We Have Similarities, Or That Our Spirit Is The Same. I’m Flattered By The Comparisons, Not Because I Want To Be Her, Not Because I Want To Look Like Her, Not Because I Want To BE Her. But Because I Know Exactly Who I’m Being Compared To. 😭 Thank You For Inspiring Me To Be More Like Myself, Rather Than Anyone Else. Her Beauty Goes Without Saying. Her Talent Is Impeccable. Her Spirit Is Undeniable…. #HappyJanelleMonaeDay

cogging:

my friend told me how electricity is measured and i was like watt

(via thickmints)

everyday feels like prison.
punishment for still having an ounce of love in my heart.
being slaughtered internally… for being a good person.
terrorize me physically, instead of mentally
drown my corpse, after my spirit has disintegrated
i see why vanity is so common
because no good deed goes unpunished
who wants to suffer… because they chose the high road?
I know what I supposedly “lost”.
so technically I didn’t lose.
but I did gain.
why does being better off feel… just as bad?
I’d rather be taken for granted.
I’d rather be disrespected.
I’d rather be ignored.
I’d rather watch you pretend to support me.
than to sit here
day by day
and be better off.

s.j.

amerikkkanpie:

shadesofremembrance:

blacksupervillain:

bluedogeyes:

The Divide 01x08 - To Whom Evil Is Done

BLESS

lolajuicejuice amerikkkanpie
hear the nigga behind that bitch slap. like “don’t you ever!!”

Slept his ass

(via lovelylavenderchild)

streets-to-shred:

dannykelly:

“My wife got sick. She was constantly nervous because of problems at work, personal life, her failures and children. She lost 30 pounds and weighted about 90 pounds. She got very skinny and was constantly crying. She was not a happy woman. She had suffered from continuing headaches, heart pain and jammed nerves in her back and ribs. She did not sleep well, falling asleep only in the mornings and got tired very quickly during the day. Our relationship was on the verge of a break up. Her beauty was leaving her somewhere, she had bags under her eyes, and she stopped taking care of herself. She refused to shoot the films and rejected any role. I lost hope and thought that we’ll get divorced soon… But then I decided to act. After all I’ve got the most beautiful woman on earth. She is the idol of more than half of men and women on earth, and I was the one allowed to fall asleep next to her. I began to shower her with flowers, kisses and compliments. I surprised and pleased her every minute i could. I gave her a lot of gifts and i lived just for her. I spoke in public only about her. I incorporated all themes in her direction. I praised her in front of her own and our mutual friends. You won’t believe it, but she blossomed. She became better. She gained weight, was no longer nervous and loved me even more than ever. I had no clue that she could love that much. And then I realized one thing: the woman is the reflection of her man.” ~ Brad Pitt about Angelina Jolie


I just cried, this is so perfect.

streets-to-shred:

dannykelly:

“My wife got sick. She was constantly nervous because of problems at work, personal life, her failures and children. She lost 30 pounds and weighted about 90 pounds. She got very skinny and was constantly crying. She was not a happy woman. She had suffered from continuing headaches, heart pain and jammed nerves in her back and ribs. She did not sleep well, falling asleep only in the mornings and got tired very quickly during the day. Our relationship was on the verge of a break up. Her beauty was leaving her somewhere, she had bags under her eyes, and she stopped taking care of herself. She refused to shoot the films and rejected any role. I lost hope and thought that we’ll get divorced soon… But then I decided to act. After all I’ve got the most beautiful woman on earth. She is the idol of more than half of men and women on earth, and I was the one allowed to fall asleep next to her. I began to shower her with flowers, kisses and compliments. I surprised and pleased her every minute i could. I gave her a lot of gifts and i lived just for her. I spoke in public only about her. I incorporated all themes in her direction. I praised her in front of her own and our mutual friends. You won’t believe it, but she blossomed. She became better. She gained weight, was no longer nervous and loved me even more than ever. I had no clue that she could love that much. And then I realized one thing: the woman is the reflection of her man.” ~ Brad Pitt about Angelina Jolie

I just cried, this is so perfect.

(via my-moral-foundation)