A beautiful day to love and create
MAMBU BADU presentsIf We Came From Nowhere Here,Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There?
They Are A Reflection Of You, Sienna Pinderhughes
If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There? is a photography and video-based exhibit charting journeys into temporality, ﬂux,…
love my people.
vitamin d like shit!!!!!
The present moment is really all that we have. The only place you can really love another person is in the present. Love in the past is a memory. Love in the future is a fantasy. To be really alive, love - or any other experience - must take place in the present.
—Jack Kornfield (via cocostudio)
There is no African, myself included, who does not appreciate the help of the wider world, but we do question whether aid is genuine or given in the spirit of affirming one’s cultural superiority. My mood is dampened every time I attend a benefit whose host runs through a litany of African disasters before presenting a (usually) wealthy, white person, who often proceeds to list the things he or she has done for the poor, starving Africans. Every time a well-meaning college student speaks of villagers dancing because they were so grateful for her help, I cringe. Every time a Hollywood director shoots a film about Africa that features a Western protagonist, I shake my head — because Africans, real people though we may be, are used as props in the West’s fantasy of itself. And not only do such depictions tend to ignore the West’s prominent role in creating many of the unfortunate situations on the continent, they also ignore the incredible work Africans have done and continue to do to fix those problems.
-Uzodinma Iweala, “Stop Trying to ‘Save’ Africa”
Exactly. Let’s be honest about the legacy of colonialism.
and accosted is the right word.