The biggest mistake one can make, is losing yourself in the process of valuing someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
- (via nicolevillano)
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”GLOW” by allen coleman
She is beautiful!!
This little island standing alone in the middle of the River Gambia was known as James Island until 2011 when the Gambian government renamed it Kunta Kinteh Island. It’s terrible history of slavery will be known by anyone who has read the book or seen the TV series ‘Roots’, all based on fact, by Alex Hayley.
The island is now much smaller than it was in the 1600’s owing to erosion by the fast flowing river but still has the remains of some of the original buildings and a holding cell which one can go into and see what the slaves had to endure.
©Oldt1mer - Keith #Gambie #Visiterlafrique
HISTORY: Women of Toubou ethnicity.
Toubou people live mostly in Chad, Niger and southern Libya where they are a minority and, under Gaddafi’s rule, suffered high rates of discrimination where those living in Libya where stripped of their citizenship by Gaddafi who claimed they were not Libyans, but Chadians. They were also denied access to resources such as healthcare and education by local authorities in Libya.
During the Libyan revolution of 2011, the Toubou sided with anti-Gaddafi forces, and in 2012, they clashed and fought against Arab fighters in the southern city of Sabha, Libya. Toubou leaders and activists have spoken out about these tensions saying that the persecution Toubou people face is a form of ‘ethnic cleansing’.
NIGHT SWIM | FIN
( joe were, 2014 )
I’m not sad, but the boys who are looking for sad girls always find me. I’m not a girl anymore and I’m not sad anymore. You want me to be a tragic backdrop so that you can appear to be illuminated, so that people can say ‘Wow, isn’t he so terribly brave to love a girl who is so obviously sad?’ You think I’ll be the dark sky so you can be the star? I’ll swallow you whole.
- Warsan Shire (via ethiopienne)
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
- Cesare Pavese (via itsquoted)
People belong in your life by natural vibration, not forced will or expectation.
Girl. Yes. Everyday.(via newmodelminority)
SENSE OF PLACE - Swimming in the Rain: My sister in the south of Chile. We are sitting at home next to the fireplace in our southern lake house when it suddenly began to pour uncontrollably. Had to rush into the lake to take this snapshot! (Camila Massu/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #