biting ur cheek
These poets and their poems are incredible. This is proof that Black Women’s stories need to be heard.
by beloved Michelle Denise Jackson :) honored to be on a list with so many people i love
h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.
— Rosie Scanlan, “On Missing Them” (via fuckoff-mondays)
I WILL NOT keep my finger on the shift key any longer.
Iain Thomas, from his I Wrote This For You project
EDIT: As others have done too often, I misattributed this quote to Kurt Vonnegut. Thanks for the heads up, myshoesuntied!)
Congressman John Lewis’s mug shot after being arrested for using a “whites only” bathroom, 1961
Announcing “The Chairs’ Hiatus” Kickstarter
I am so excited to announce my first ever Kickstarter! I’m trying to publish a beautiful, two color, hardback version of my graphic novel, The Chairs’ Hiatus and I can’t do it without help. I’ve always dreamed of printing a version like this, something attractive enough to earn a place on your book shelf for a long time and now, together, we get to make it happen.
With the help of many of my friends, we’ve put together a pretty impressive package of rewards and incentives to sweeten the deal. There are new comics about Mary and Nel, prints, t-shirts, even a copy of The Chairs first album! Take a look, there is some great stuff!
If you haven’t read The Chairs’ Hiatus here’s the synopsis from the Kickstarter page:
Mary and Nel were known for being close. Throughout the years the two of them zig-zagged the country as the rock duo “The Chairs” and they never spent more than a day or two apart.
That is, until Mary mysteriously appears in a new city having given up her music, fame, and friends. She wants nothing more than to work her lousy job and be left alone, but the two people who just showed up on her doorstep are determined to make sure won’t happen.
You can read the whole story for free on my site.
mlem mlem mlem mlem
Me at the next chocolate fountain I see.
— Marianna Paige (via forlornes)