Read more than you write. In expressing the ambition to be a writer, you are committing yourself to the community of other writers. Your originality will mean nothing unless you can understand the originality of others. What we call originality is little more than the fine blending of influences.

Be ruthless in your use of what you’ve seen and what you’ve experienced. Add your imagination, so that where invention ends and reality begins is undetectable.

Be courageous. Nothing human should be far from you.

- LITERATURE: Teju Cole’s 20 Rules On Writing | Neo-Griot (via ethiopienne)


(via Janet Mock Covers ELIXHER’s “Body Issue”)

Author and trans advocate Janet Mock bares it all for the latest issue of ELIXHER Magazine. The New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness makes a bold statement by posing nude for the print and digital publication. Along with three other Black queer women storytellers—activist Kim Crosby, Black Girl Dangerous‘ Mia McKenzie, and filmmaker Tiona McClodden—she sheds her layers, and talks reclaiming our bodies and narratives.
“I’ve always been interested in the idea of not only reclaiming our stories but also our bodies,” Mock shares in the upcoming issue. “Because of respectability politics we tend not to talk about what we do with our bodies, even within queer and trans communities.”
ELIXHER Magazine‘s “Body Issue” delves into identity, agency, and truth-telling. Also in this issue: One woman shares her struggle with surrogacy; readers reveal their feelings about body hair; and more.
The issue is now available for pre-order. General sales begin Friday, May 30. Skip the wait and pre-order today. Celebrate the issue release with our cover girl Janet Mock and contributors on Friday., May 30, 8 p.m., at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, NY. Advanced tickets available here. 


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im gonna fucking ACE this essay

When did Ginger bitch become blonde bitch?





Abbie…that’s her name!

David done fucked the color out her hair.

and fucked her into the fiercest outfits of the season, some body in that hair and red lipstick! good dick will change a bitch




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I had a dream last night that Jesus finally resurrected and when white people found out he wasn’t white they arrested him for 2000 something years of tax invasion