You aren’t just a bitch but a “black bitch”. As if to say there is some category below just being a simple “bitch” where black women can be found. As though, no category could possibly be any lower. And it doesn’t take much to be thrown in that category, all you need do is say something unpopular above a whisper in the wrong company. Any display of strength by a woman is an affront to patriarchy. We are held to stricter standards of docility, punished more severely for our sexuality, and blamed for socioeconomic realities we didn’t create and certainly don’t perpetuate by ourselves.
someone help me what is the name of that one black female poet you see a lot on tumblr? i think she’s muslim??? ugh
Anonymous said: I'm sorry you're feeling bad, sweetheart :( Sometimes you have to be your own hero.
i’m fine. thank you, anon. it’s just disheartening to see so many strong/successful people lose the same battle i’ve been fighting so long. like…if they can’t make it, how can i?
people i look up to keep killing themselves
people who suffer the same issues as i keep killing themselves
it makes me feel that much more like i won’t end up surviving
like it’s inevitable