We have such a rich culture and in that culture, there are roles and purposes and powers. And we live in a society now where women are commodities, where women are demeaned, diminished, demoralized in ways that we accommodate. And if we really understood who we are as feminine representations of the creator of the universe, some of the things that we experience in life… if we really understood who we are, we wouldn’t be so apt to let other people define us and confine us.
— Iyanla Vanzant (via daughterofzami)
My mouth can’t translate the things my heart says.
— Jin Akanishi (via mirroir)