POC Writing Blog: Writingwithcolor

Hello! We’re a new POC writing blog looking to get started called Writingwithcolor. We’re looking to help other writers in general, but specifically those writing characters of Color and all that is culturally and ethnically diverse. 

"The purpose of understanding your privilege isn’t to make you feel something. Not guilt, not shame, not anything else. It’s to help you understand that you have a set of things you take for granted that other people don’t have, so that you can change the way you act."

tacit: Some thoughts on privilege: Look, it isn’t about your guilt. (via fabulousanima)

(Source: brutereason, via disneydiversity)

"You’ve become so damaged that when someone tries to give you what you deserve, you have no fucking idea how to respond."

— (via girlsjunk)

(via susiethemoderator)

"When “i” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness."

— Malcolm X  (via hiefa)

(Source: nargessi, via susiethemoderator)

"‎’Slut’ is attacking women for their right to say yes. ‘Friend Zone’ is attacking women for their right to say no."

And “bitch” is attacking women for their right to call you on it (via moldmaiden)

(Source: emilys-nostalgia, via susiethemoderator)

"If they respect you, respect them. If they disrespect you, still respect them. Do not allow the actions of others to decrease your good manners, because you represent yourself, not others."

— Mohammad Zeyara (via solacity)

(Source: larmoyante, via susiethemoderator)

you are allowed to terminate toxic relationships

you are allowed to walk away from people who hurt you

you are allowed to be angry and selfish and unforgiving

you don’t owe anyone an explanation for taking care of yourself

(Source: 420funeral, via susiethemoderator)

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any."

Alice Walker (via psych-facts)

(via susiethemoderator)

"Oppressed people do not and should not have to explain their oppression to their oppressor, nor tailor their resistance to the comfort of the oppressors and their supporters."

Linah Alsaafin, How obsession with “nonviolence” harms the Palestinian cause (via fearandwar)

(via reverseracism)

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."

— Frederick Douglass  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: alwaysbewoke, via knowledgeequalsblackpower)