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My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means “The road is good.” Quick lesson: My tribe is Igbo, and you name your kid something that tells your history and hopefully predicts your future. So anyway, in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.”
by Uzo Aduba

(Source: champagnepuppies, via femalevillain)

thanglv:

Valters Medenis from Elite, shot by Thang LV, backstage at A. Sauvage LCM SS15

white hollywood! that’s it! that’s the whole gotdamn fucking joke!

i don’t know why i thought i could start washing, conditioning and deep conditioning my hair at 10pm and think i could finish before 12am. it’s now 1:23am and i’m still deep conditioning my hair and then i have to put leave in conditioner in it and stretch it out by braiding it

i swear, having natural hair is really a fucking burden sometimes

mazzystardust:

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