dear black boy,
toni wants to know how can you love yourself and hate the kink in my hair? don’t you know your lineage is entangled in these coiled roots? i want to know, how can you love yourself and hate the dark woman in the room? don’t you know that the blackest woman is the genesis of your black life? is that what you hate? your black life? malcolm wants to know, who taught you to hate yourself?
you must learn the truth about the presence of sunlight in your skin. there is light in the so-called dark woman and you are a reflection of it.
loving her is loving yourself.
Edith Piaf and Django Reinhardt by Michael Ochs, Paris, late 1940s
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Natural phenomenon: Glowing blue water washes up on a beach in Vaadhoo, one of the Raa Atoll islands in the Maldives. The result of a chemical reaction called bioluminescence, it occurs when a micro-organism in sea water is disturbed by oxygen