There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.― Steve Maraboli (via psych-quotes)
7. Black women have the right to mother their children in peace. We must examine the profoundly violent impact of prisons and domestic & sexual violence on the experience of mothering, giving birth, and reproductive health in general. Black women have the right to mother their children without fear of being denied resources, of being attacked, or that their children will be murdered by racist vigilantes, police officers, or anyone else. Black women also have the right to mother their children without the intrusion and invasive surveillance of the punishing child welfare system which consistently targets black families. Feminist and health advocates must incorporate the political context of black mothering into a vision for reproductive health and justice.
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Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.Khalil Gibran (via psych-facts)