The Story of a [cynical] Girl

I am Virgo. My ruler: Mercury. My season is summer. This is [not] the story of a girl [who cried a river and drowned the whole world]. It is simply one of a girl... that happens to sometimes be cynical. Who sometimes cries rivers. But who mostly lifts up her eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh her help.

Don’t let them have another moment of power over your life.

Isn’t precisely happiness what we all want, without exception?

—   

Saint Augustine

Be different. Be unique. Be yourself. Most of all, don’t lose yourself in a quest for conformity.


My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means “The road is good.” Quick lesson: My tribe is Igbo, and you name your kid something that tells your history and hopefully predicts your future. So anyway, in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.” 

Bella Naija, 2014 (x)


Yes. I love black mamas.
takeprideinyourheritage:

iplayydirtyy:

LOOOOOOOOOL

Exactly.

I’m not even an Oprah fan but AMEN to her for calling that ditzy broad out.

takeprideinyourheritage:

iplayydirtyy:

LOOOOOOOOOL

Exactly.

I’m not even an Oprah fan but AMEN to her for calling that ditzy broad out.

(Source: jcrdns, via dpennhart)

fuckyourracism:

sugoi-rudeboi:

jelizabeth41:

lyriciss:

petitfemmenoir:

THIS IS NOT NEWS

I don’t know what people expect Egyptians to be. I guess watching The 10 Commandments on ABC growing up got folks thinking they all looked like bronzed white people.

👆👆👆👆👆

BREAKING NEWS: BLACK PEOPLE ARE BLACK. THIS IS AN AMAZING DISCOVERY. BLACK PEOPLE EXISTED BEFORE WE DISCOVERED THEM AND ENSLAVED THEM AND FUCKED UP THEIR LAND. WOW.

Africans in Africa? Mind blown. 

fuckyourracism:

sugoi-rudeboi:

jelizabeth41:

lyriciss:

petitfemmenoir:

THIS IS NOT NEWS

I don’t know what people expect Egyptians to be. I guess watching The 10 Commandments on ABC growing up got folks thinking they all looked like bronzed white people.

👆👆👆👆👆

BREAKING NEWS: BLACK PEOPLE ARE BLACK. THIS IS AN AMAZING DISCOVERY. BLACK PEOPLE EXISTED BEFORE WE DISCOVERED THEM AND ENSLAVED THEM AND FUCKED UP THEIR LAND. WOW.

Africans in Africa? Mind blown. 

(Source: darvinasafo, via dpennhart)

beastboyrox746:

pass it on

beastboyrox746:

pass it on

(via dpennhart)

Don’t try to fix me, I’m not broken.

—   

Evanescence,  “Hello”