If you don’t work towards dismantling the antiblackness and/or Islamophobia you encounter from your friends and family, don’t glorify Malcolm X.
If you think someone’s life and the impact they can have on the world is nullified after encounters with the prison industrial complex, don’t glorify Malcolm X.
If you don’t treat converts to Islam with the respect and welcoming environment which they’re so routinely deprived, don’t glorify Malcolm X.
If you entrench yourself so deeply in arbitrary respectability politics that alienates a significant portion of Black people, don’t glorify Malcolm X.
Because what I see so often is not a genuine appreciation for the man, his journey and the intricate details of his life, but an opportunistic sensationalism of pieces of his legacy, which is just a great of an injustice as outright slander.
Malcolm X was Black, an ex-con, a Muslim, a civil rights leader and one of the greatest individuals to ever walk the Earth. He was all of these things at once and each facet of his identity helped shape who he became.
the sound of high heels on the pavement as you walk is the ultimate power trip, like you could be buying milk or on your way to assassinate someone
or you could be crippling yourself to uphold a patriarchal beauty standard
or you could be simply wanting to wear high heels while crushing the patriarchy. Click click mother fucker.
Click click motherfucker
i am slowly watching my grandmother die, lost to age and whatever mystery is causing her brain to malfunction and die. it is painful to watch someone so vibrant die so slowly. she has only days left. i dread the hospital visit later. mercy.
i didn’t have much of a relationship with either grandmother; from a happy, vibrant child i became withdrawn and sullen and cold as i grew older due to circumstances no one wished upon my family. i am fortunate then that i have one last shot in the form of my grandparents in england. though we are not blood related, they have taken my brother and i as their own and i love them dearly. a last chance at developing a relationship.
above all, music gives me courage.