one who trusts in the lord is secure. -Prov. 29:25

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I don’t like people who like me because I’m a Negro; neither do I like people who find in the same accident grounds for contempt. I love America more than any other country in the world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. I think all theories are suspect, that the finest principles may have to be modified, or may even be pulverized by the demands of life, and that one must find, therefore, one’s own moral center and move through the world hoping that this center will guide one aright. I consider that I have many responsibilities, but none greater than this: to last, as Hemingway says, and get my work done.
I want to be an honest man and a good writer.
James Baldwin ”Autobiographical Notes” (1952)

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Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
James Baldwin - "Fifth Avenue, Uptown: a Letter from Harlem" in Esquire (July 1960); republished in Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son (1961)

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Because we have told women that there is a standard of beauty that makes them think that they have to do things to themselves that they aren’t naturally to look like something that aren’t natural, as if who they are is not beautiful. So women have manipulated their hair, their asses, their breasts & lips, and all of this for some standard of beauty that is not natural. As if we are these airbrushed creatures that are just an object for desire, and that is not what women are. Women are way fuller creatures and beings than that. Our sexuality is something that we should own and hold, share as we choose when we choose, not because it’s the way to get love and be loved and that is a part of that.
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Heartwarming Kickstarter raises $22K to make clothes for people with Down syndrome 

Downs Designs produces jeans, capri pants and shirts for individuals with Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that leaves patients with developmental delays and intellectual disability. Patients with Down syndrome are physically built differently than other people, and as a result often lack access to well-fitting clothes, furthering negative perceptions of people who have the disorder and increasing the condition’s social stigma.

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