"I admit that for me love goes deeper than the struggle, or maybe what I mean is, love is the deeper struggle."
María Teresa “In the Time of the Butterflies
" by Julia Alvarez
omg your hair is like a chocolate waterfall
"Knowing what the best high school is doesn’t matter if you can’t afford to live in its attendance area."
#are you not hearing yourself?
Discussion board for my Latin@ studies class on readings on Afro-Latin@s and Alvarez’ reading on what it means to be a light skinned Latin@ in the Dominican Republic vs. the U.S. and of course the white girl says.
"I am not saying it is right for "her people" to act that way to her, but I do believe she was taking it to much to heart. I does not really matter where you come from or even where you end up, there will always be people, systems, ideas, religions, etc. that go against you and your morals. Maybe it just I have thick skin and I do not let things like this bother me, but you have to pick and choose your battles, especially ones that you cannot win.”
& I am about to to lose it.
things you don’t point out about people:
- body hair in places you’re not used to it being???
- fat rolls/curves
- how much/how little they’re eating
- how skinny they are/what bones they can see because of how skinny they are
- How fat they are.
- If they have crooked or misaligned teeth maybe even yellowed
- If they sweat a lot
don’t do it
(Source: fishingboatstops, via persephonetics)