Peel my love like an onion,

one transparent layer following the next,

a Buddhist infinity of desire.

I breathe your skin

and a vapor of memory arises, 

tears my orfices raw

with the many smells of you.

When you leave, Tezcatlipoca,

it is I who have evaporated you perhaps,

horned creature to whom

I have given wings, come back. Rest again, in my

thin arms, limb with limb

like gnarled branches entwined in a sleep

of a thousand years.

-Ana Castillo

second epigraph in Peel My Love Like an Onion.

at 27, life ain’t what i expected. maybe it’s even better and definitely more complicated, while my approach is much simpler. i’m feeling stronger and smarter than ever— in ways i didn’t know even existed. 
(selfie taken on fall equinox last week. welcome autumn!)
  • Camera: Photo Booth

at 27, life ain’t what i expected. maybe it’s even better and definitely more complicated, while my approach is much simpler. i’m feeling stronger and smarter than ever— in ways i didn’t know even existed. 

(selfie taken on fall equinox last week. welcome autumn!)

wishverse:

turmoilsofthesea:

cemeterydreamscapes:

Watch the trailer for M.I.A.’s controversial unreleased documentary before it’s pulled from the internet again. Reblog the shit out of this.

YES YES YES YES

M.I.A. being who she is made it possible for me to be who I am.

M.I.A. refusing to be conflict-free made it possible for me to escape conflict.

M.I.A. living her identity without apology made it possible for me to come to terms with my own identity.  All of my own identities.

Never underestimate the importance of this woman’s work.

THIS IS THE POWER OF TRANSFORMATIONAL ARTS. “Where is freedom of speech and where is democracy? If it’s in this country then I want to see it, starting with me!” -M.I.A.