"but you don’t act black"
— please tell white people that this will never be a compliment (via blkdzn)

"At the moment, I’m suspended between where I am, where I’ve been, and where I am meant to be. I’m terrified that I’ll never find a way out."
— (175/365) by (DS)

anchorsofasail0r:

c0rtn3y-carma:

missdontcare-x:

The women of Orange is the New Black for Emmy magazine

i just died a little fucking bit

😍😍😍😍😍


I, Too By: Langston Hughes

elusivelyshani:

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,…
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
Then.

Besides,
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—

I, too, am America







Someone on Twitter asked me at the Ask Orange event last week what my favorite thing is about Poussey, and I said “her smile.” Because, although a lot of people talk about how the show is a mix between comedy and drama, being in prison is not necessarily funny. It’s not a funny situation. But there can be people in prison who are naturally funny people, and people that you would enjoy spending time with, enjoy sharing a meal with. Although throughout the season you see that Poussey is frustrated by her incarceration, she has four more years to do there, so it’s not like she can so much see her end date. So I think, in contrast to some of the other characters, she really has to make prison her home, and has to make it livable there. I really enjoyed finding the joy within the fucked up-ness of it. —Samira Wiley