smoke detector like 95% made to notify you when somebody who not supposed to be makin grilled cheeses is grillin cheeses
Flawless Queen ↪ Lupita Nyong’o
“I grew up in a world where the majority of people were black so that wasn’t the defining quality of anyone. When you’re describing someone, you don’t start out with “he’s black, he’s white.” No, I was a girl, I was my ethnic group Luo, I was middle class, I was many things before I was black, so it was like a rearrangement when I came here and realized that in America that’s the first thing that people notice about me. You don’t hear that word, “black, black” very often in Kenya to tell you the truth, so that was definitely jarring.”
"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."
When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small. My judgment called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.